The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs’ (DCA) Division of Fire Safety is informing residents of a new smoke alarm regulation, effective January 1, 2019, which requires 10-year sealed battery smoke alarms be installed in homes built before January 1, 1977. continue reading →
Fire Prevention Week 2017: Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!
This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!,” works to better educate the public about the critical importance of developing a home escape plan and practicing it.
Fire Prevention Week 2016: Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years
This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years,” represents the final year of the NFPA’s three-year effort to educate the public about basic but essential elements of smoke alarm safety.
Did You Know: You Have Only 3 or 4 Minutes to Escape a House Fire!
Research shows that 30 years ago, you had about 17 minutes to escape a house fire. Today, you have only 3 or 4 minutes. TODAY Show national investigative correspondent Jeff Rossen conducts a dramatic demonstration that shows why, and how you should prepare. 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.
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 →
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 nfpa.org.
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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