Kidde Recall Of Fire Extinguishers With Plastic Handles

Posted on November 9, 2017

Rt. 80 Rollover

Posted on November 25, 2017

Squad 56, Car 52 and Car 50 responded to Route 80 west at mm 24.6 for a car rolled over into the woods. The SUV was 10 feet into the woods and rolled over on its roof next to a tree the driver was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. 56 Assisted the tow company.

Christmas Tree Safety

Posted on November 30, 2017
Picking the tree
  • Choose a tree with fresh, green needles that do not fall off when touched.
Placing the tree
  • Before placing the tree in the stand, cut 2" from the base of the trunk.
  • Make sure the tree is at least three feet away from any heat source, like fireplaces, radiators, candles, heat vents or lights.
  • Make sure the tree is not blocking an exit.
  • Add water to the tree stand. Be sure to add water daily.
Lighting the tree
  • Use lights that have the label of an independent testing laboratory. Some lights are only for indoor or outdoor use.
  • Replace any string of lights with worn or broken cords or loose bulb connections. Read manufacturer's instructions for number of light strands to connect. 
  • Never use lit candles to decorate the tree.
  • Always turn off Christmas tree lights before leaving home or going to bed.
After Christmas
  • Get rid of the tree after Christmas. Dried-out trees are a fire danger and should not be left in the home or garage, or placed outside against the home. Check with your local community to find a recycling program. Bring outdoor electrical lights inside after the holidays to prevent hazards and make them last longer.