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Company News : Thanksgiving
on 2013/11/25 1:10:00 (443 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 (1034 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 (974 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 (1454 reads)

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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.

Company News : LED Light Bulbs Recalled by Lighting Science Group Due to Fire Hazard
on 2013/5/11 10:26:42 (29074 reads)


Description

The 120-volt LED bulbs, sold as 6- 8- and 9-watt bulbs (equivalent to 40 or 50 watts), were marketed under the brand names Definity, EcoSmart, Sylvania and Westinghouse. The model numbers A19, G25 and R20/PAR20 are found on the packaging and on the light-colored circular neck above the base of the bulb where the date code is also printed. The date code reflects the week and year of manufacture; for example date code L4010 was produced during the 40th week of 2010. The date codes listed below may have the letters "CH " or "MX " at the end. For example, date code L4010 can also appear as L4010CH or L4010MX.

Lighting Science Group is aware of 68 incidents of product failures, eight of which were accompanied by visible smoke or fire conditions. The incidents include damage to light sockets, melted fixtures, burned rugs/carpet/ floors, damage to a circuit and to a lamp. There have been no reports of personal injuries.

For more information and a list of date codes visit here: http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2013/L ... y-Lighting-Science-Group/

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