Fire Prevention Week 2014: Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives

Fire Prevention Week is October 5 – 11, 2014; 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

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Space Heater Safety

As the temperatures dip this winter many of us rely on space heaters to supplement heat in our homes or places of work. However, space heaters can be a real safety hazard if you don’t take the proper precautions when using them. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that more than 25,000 residential fires every year are associated with the use of space heaters, causing more than 300 deaths. continue reading →

Fireworks in New Jersey

There’s no doubt that fireworks are fun to watch, which is why the Borough’s public safety officials are stressing during this year’s 4th of July celebration—keep the fireworks themselves in the hands of the professionals. continue reading →

Emergency Services Day is April 28, 2013

Emergency Services Day

The Mendham Fire Department, Mendham First Aid Squad, and Mendham Police Department will host “Emergency Services Day” on Sunday, April 28, from 9AM to 2PM.
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Smoking & Fires in the Home

If you smoke, Put It Out. All the Way. Every Time. Every year, almost 1,000 smokers and non-smokers are killed in home fires caused by cigarettes and other smoking materials. The U.S. Fire Administration is working to help prevent home fire deaths and injuries caused by smoking materials. Fires caused by cigarettes and other smoking materials are preventable.

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Teaching Kids Fire Safety

Fire Is...Dr. Frank Field, a retired WCBS weather and science reporter, wants kids to know what it really looks like in a fire so he produced a video series called “Fire is Black.” The series is being offered for free to schools across New Jersey. Dr. Field thinks it is imperative that families do fire drills at home and have an established escape route because fires move quickly. continue reading →