Hurricane Irene

Morris County OEM is closely monitoring Hurricane Irene as it approaches the East Coast. While the forecast remains uncertain, there is a possibility Morris County may experience hurricane or tropical storm conditions this weekend. OEM urges Morris County residents to take steps to prepare for heavy rain, storm surge, and strong winds.
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MFD Awards Scholarship to Firefighter Sarah Betz

The Mendham Fire Department is pleased to announce this year’s Scholarship Winner is Firefighter Sarah Betz. Sarah, a member since March of 2009, was awarded $2500.00 by the Mendham Independent Hook & Ladder Company on May 31, 2011. After her graduation from the Academy of Saint Elizabeth, Sarah will continue her studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
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Summer Fire Safety

Every year Americans look forward to summer vacations, camping, family reunions, picnics, and the Fourth of July. Summertime, however, also brings fires and injuries due to fireworks and outdoor grills. Annually just under 9,000 Americans are injured by fireworks and almost 5,000 are injured by charcoal/wood-burning and propane grill fires. In 2009, 67 percent of fireworks injuries occurred between June 19 and July 19.

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Grilling Safety Tips

Fire in the grill, under hot dogs and burgers, is a welcome sight at the family cookout. But fire anywhere else can make your summer kick-off barbecue memorable for all the wrong reasons. Here are some grilling safety tips to cooking safety tips to help you kick off summer safely. continue reading →

It’s Time to Check Your Smoke Alarms

According to the National Fire Protection Association more than 66 percent of home fire deaths that occurred between 2003-2006 were in homes without a working smoke alarm. A working smoke alarm significantly increases your chances of surviving a deadly home fire.
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Stopping a Fire Before it Starts: 5 Things You Can Do Today

stopping_a_fire_before_it_startsWhen it comes to fire safety, information abounds. But as a busy mom, it’s often hard to find the time to wade through the information and figure out what you need to do to keep your family safer. Here are five simple things that you can do today to help protect your family from fire. continue reading →

In Memoriam: Earl G. Barnes, Jr.

Ex-Chief Earl G. Barnes, Jr., age 80, died peacefully, on Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011 at Morristown Memorial Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Born in Syracuse, NY, he lived in Mendham for 53 years before moving to Mt. Arlington and then Landing several years ago. He served in the Navy during Korea. Earl was a Past Chief (1974-1975) and Past President (1997) of the Mendham Fire Department. He was also a Life member of the Mendham Pastime Club. He served on the Shade Tree Commission in Mendham Borough and served on the First Aid Squad. continue reading →

In Memoriam: Donald B. Day

Donald B. Day, 82, departed this life on July 24, 2010. Mr. Day moved to Lake Worth in 1956 from Mendham, NJ continue reading →

Christmas Safety

With the onset of the holiday season, it is important to focus on fire safety and prevention. The celebration of the season brings with it increased usage of electric lights, decorations, candles, and the ever popular Christmas tree, all of which can be potential fire hazards. Additionally, cooking fires increase during the holidays as families and friends gather to celebrate. By following general fire safety precautions, potential holiday fires, deaths, and injuries remain preventable.
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Fireplace & Home Fire Safety

More than one-third of Americans use fireplaces, wood stoves and other fuel-fired appliances as primary heat sources in their homes. Unfortunately, many people are unaware of the fire risks when heating with wood and solid fuels.
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