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 [...]Read More
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Focus on Fire Safety: Candle Fire Safety With the holidays fast approaching and the increased usage of seasonal decorations, it is important to focus on candle fire safety and prevention. Because the majority of candle fires result from human error and negligence, candle fires and their associated casualties are preventable. If possible, avoid using lighted [...]Read More
Electrical Devices & Appliance Safety Each year the Mendham Fire Department & First Aid Squad respond to a significant number of fires and medical emergencies caused by electrical malfunction. Every year in the United States, more than 1,000 people are killed and thousands more injured in electrical fire or shock incidents. It is important to [...]Read More
Each year, over 4,000 Americans perish and more than 20,000 others suffer serious injuries because of residential fires. Dear Valued Citizen: Please take a few moments to complete the self-inspection checklist listed on this page. While some items might not apply to your household, any items you answer "NO" could represent a potential hazard in [...]Read More