Don’t Burn Your Wrapping Paper

Christmas morning in many homes means unwrapping gifts in front of a cozy fireplace. And every year, local fire departments across the country warn people not to toss all that wrapping paper into the flames, for very good reason: It might start a serious chimney fire.
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Kitchen Safety: Grease Fires

Grease fires happens when your cooking oil becomes too hot. When heating, oils first start to boil, then they’ll start smoking, and then they’ll catch on fire. Most vegetable oils have a smoking point around 450°F, while animal fats like lard or goose fat will start smoking around 375°F. continue reading →


Power Outage Safety

Sudden power outages can be frustrating and troublesome, especially when they last a long time. If a power outage is 2 hours or less, don’t be concerned about losing your perishable foods. For prolonged power outages, though, there are steps you can take to minimize food loss and to keep all members of your household as comfortable as possible. continue reading →


Halloween Safety

Planning ahead can help make this Halloween a fire-safe one. Taking simple fire safety precautions, like making sure fabrics for costumes and decorative materials are flame-resistant, can prevent fires. continue reading →


Fire Prevention Week 2015: Hear the Beep Where You Sleep

Fire Prevention Week is October 4 – 10, 2015; every morning the Mendham Fire Department will share a tip on our Facebook and other social media resources. These tips and more a are located below for your convenience. Looking for more? visit nfpa.org.

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Is Your Child in the Right Car Seat?

Motor vehicle crashes are the number one cause of death of children over the age of six months in the United States. The proper use of child car seats is one of the simplest and most effective methods available for protecting the lives of our young children in the event of a motor vehicle crash. continue reading →


Cooking Safety

Cooking is often a relaxing and fun task that brings family and friends together, and it provides a great way to showcase your creativity and love of good food. But cooking is also the number one cause of home fires and home injuries. Being mindful while you cook, however, can go a long way to helping prevent these fires. continue reading →


Battery Disposal Safety

To safely dispose of batteries with lithium or batteries of greater than 9 volts, put clear packing, masking or electrical tape on the batteries’ terminals or sandwich the batteries between two layers of tape (e.g. flat button cells). These batteries should be placed in a container separate from other batteries that don’t require being taped. continue reading →


Closing Your Bedroom Door Could Save Your Life

After a fatal fire in McKeesport, Pennsylvania, Pittsburg CBS affiliate KDKA reports on why shutting your bedroom door while you sleep may help save your life. continue reading →


Infographic: The 12 Days of Safety

Putting up decorations is one of the best ways to get in the holiday mood. However, an estimated 15,000 injuries involving holiday decorating were seen in emergency rooms during the 2012 season; please remember to be safe. continue reading →