- Seasonal Safety -
- Spring -
Spring clean up involves inside and outside of your homes.
This is the time to think about fire safety.
Are your smoke alarms operational? When did you change the batteries last.
(Remember - Change your Clock…Change your Battery)
Look at your electrical wiring and electrical appliances. Have you had maintenance on them lately?
Take inventory of your windows. Can you easily open them if you needed to in case of a fire emergency?
Take the time to check the inside and outside of your home.
Is there any debris accumulating in the yard? Clean up and be fire safe!
- Summer -
The only safe way to enjoy FIREWORKS is to let the professionals handle them.
Children, ages 10 to 14 have the highest risk of injuries.
In New Jersey, unapproved discharge of any Class C fireworks, which include firecrackers, are illegal.
And in accordance with the code, a person shall not manufacturer, store, offer or expose for sale, as well as discard any fireworks unless they are permission from the Fire Official.
Violators of this code section are diligently pursued and fines result in the seizure of all fireworks, as well as a $500 fine.
Several township wide public displays are held throughout the year and offer spectacular and safe displays. See the Summerfest schedule: Click Here)
Please make an effort to attend those events, if you wish to view fireworks displays.
- Fall -
HALLOWEEN - Take special precaution in picking costumes and decorative materials to ensure that they are flame-resistant.
Instruct children to stay away from open flames or other heat sources. Be sure that they all know what to do if their clothes catch on fire. STOP, DROP & ROLL.
Make sure children know the escape plan when attending parties at others' homes and establishments.
Check your smoke alarm batteries - Are they new? If not, replace them.
- Winter -
CHRISTMAS TREES -
Buy a fresh Tree with little or no falling needles
Plastic Trees should have a fire-retardant label
Cut your Christmas Tree trunk at a slight angle
Place your Tree in a secure large, deep non-tip stand
Be sure your Tree has water constantly, check it daily
Lighting sets must be labeled by a safety-testing agency
Don't overload outlets, replace worn sets, and unplug when leaving
Don't smoke near the tree or decorations!
Check for cigarette butts before going to bed!
After a party, always check on, between and under upholstery and cushions inside trash cans for cigarette butts that may be smoldering.
Don't Leave Children alone near the Christmas Tree or near Candles!
HAVE A SAFE HOLIDAY SEASON!