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Company News : Happy Holidays
  on 2013/12/8 12:30:00 (976 reads)

We wish you a happy and safe holiday season.

.Open in new windowPrevent Christmas Tree fires.
-Select a fresh green tree with branches that bend but do not break.
- Water! Keep the tree in water always.
- Keep the tree away from heat sources.
- Only keep the trees inside for 2 weeks.
- Recycle the trees at the curb, not in your fireplace.

Maintain your holiday lighting
- Inspect all strands and plugs prior to installation. Replace any damaged strands.
- Use UL or CPSC approved lighting
- Join no more than 3 strands of lights together
- Check the condition of the lights periodically.
- Do not leave them unattended.

Holiday Decorations & Candles
- Use products labeled as flame retardant or non flammable.
- Keep decorations away from heat sources.
- Use candles only as decor, do not light them.
- Keep candles on stable surfaces and away from flammables if you do light them.
- Never leave a candle lit while not around
The Toms River Bureau of Fire Prevention


Company News : Thanksgiving
on 2013/11/25 1:10:00 (526 reads)

Click to see original Image in a new windowMore cooking fires are reported on Thanksgiving Day than any other day during the year. Firefighters across the nation responded to more than 1300 home fires involving cooking equipment on Thanksgiving Day, Roughly 3 times the daily average of cooking fires. In a three year period cooking fires in general were responsible for over 150,000 structural fires, causing 500 fatalities, 4700 injuries, and over 750 million dollars in property damage.

Unattended cooking is by far the leading factor in these fires according to a news release from the NFPA.

The Toms River Bureau of Fire Prevention offers the residents of Toms River the following safety tips to ensure our community enjoys a safe and festive holiday with family and friends.
- Be alert don't consume alcohol while cooking
- Stay in the kitchen while cooking, frying, or grilling, if you have to leave, turn off the burners.
- Keep all combustibles away from the stove top, such as paper towels, oven mits, and wooden utensils.

Should a fire occur:
- Keep a lid nearby when cooking to smother small grease fires. Smother the fire by sliding the lid over the pan and shutting off the stove top. Leave the pan covered until completely cooled.
- For an oven fire, turn off the heat and leave the oven door closed.
- Should you decide to extinguish a small contained fire, make sure all occupants are evacuating and you have a clear path out. Ensure someone is calling 911.

On behalf of the Fire Prevention Bureau, we wish all a safe and joyous holiday season. Be alert when cooking thanksgiving dinner.

Courtesey: The Toms River Bureau of Fire Prevention

Company News : Safe & Happy Thanksgiving
on 2013/11/24 21:20:00 (1123 reads)

The East Dover Fire Company would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving. Remember to use caution while using a Turkey Fryer. See the below video from Underwriters Laboratories for some common Turkey Fryer mishaps.

Company News : Multiple Units Respond M/A
  on 2013/9/13 13:20:00 (1294 reads)

Ladder 2865, Foam Unit 2807, Brush 2819, Brush 2829 responded into Seaside Park/Seaside Heights for a large fire on the boardwalk. After being first dispatch shortly before 3PM on September 12th, ladder 2865 continued to be in operation until the morning hours of September 13th before being relieved. The fire brought in Mutual aid from as far away as Union County. The fire ultimately claimed 4 blocks worth of boardwalk including 20-30 businesses that were located on the boardwalk. The fire remains under investigation.

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Company News : Vacant House Fire in East Dover
  on 2013/5/11 10:30:00 (1551 reads)

At approximately 8:30AM on Wednesday May 8th, the company was alerted to a dwelling fire on Ensign Ct. Upon arrival Chief 2900 advised he had smoke and flames showing from a vacant dwelling damaged by Hurricane Sandy. A township wide general alarm was dispatched, and neighboring towns were brought in for station coverage and manpower. Companies immediately began a defensive attack and exposure protection. The fire extended into the home located next door, which was quickly brought under control. The fire remains under investigation.

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