Provide efficient and timely emergency response for the purpose of preservation
of life, property and environment from fire and other hazardous situations.
Provide public education and awareness about fire safety and related hazards.
Actively participate in the community to provide for the safety and well
being of the people who live, work and visit in Haddonfield.
Provide emergency and non-emergency support services to the community and
other public safety agencies.
Provide the members of the Haddon Fire Company No.1 with the highest quality
of training and education.
Provide a safe and healthy environment to benefit the mental and physical
well being of the members of the Haddon Fire Company No.1.
Tips from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Install smoke detectors outside each separate sleeping area
and on every floor of your home, including the basement.
Working smoke detectors can reduce the risk of
death in a residential fire by 40-50%.
The best smoke detectors are those with lithium-powered
batteries and hush buttons. A lithium-powered battery can last
up to 10 years, and a hush button allows you to quickly stop nuisance
alarms that are caused by oven smoke, burnt toast, prolonged cooking,
If 10-year, long-life smoke detectors are not
available, install smoke detectors that use regular batteries,
preferably alkaline, and replace the batteries as necessary -
and at least once a year. (A useful tip to help you remember:
in the fall, when you change your clocks to standard time, change
your batteries as well!)
Test smoke detectors every month to make sure
they are in proper working condition.
Prevent a fire from starting in your home.
The most common causes of residential fires are
careless cooking and faulty heating equipment. When cooking, never
leave food on a stove or in an oven unattended. Avoid wearing
clothes with long, loose-fitting sleeves. Have your heating system
checked annually, and follow manufacturer's instructions when
using portable heaters.
Smoking is the leading cause of fire deaths and
the second most common cause of residential fires. If you are
a smoker, do not smoke in bed, never leave burning cigarettes
unattended, do not empty smoldering ashes in the trash, and keep
ashtrays away from upholstered furniture and curtains.
Keep matches and lighters away from children.
Safely store flammable substances used throughout the home. Never
leave burning candles unattended.
When daylight saving time starts or ends there are three things you should do:
First, set your clocks spring ahead, fall behind.
Second, change the batteries in your smoke
detectors. Even though batteries usually last for many months,
the impor. tance of having full-strength batteries in smoke
detectors cannot be overemphasized. Make a habit of installing
fresh batteries twice each year, when you change your clocks.
How many smoke detectors should you have in your,bome? depends,
of course, on the layout of your home. Certainly, there should
be at least one on every level of your home,induding the basement
Residents who have concerns about fire safety in their homes.
should call 429-4308 to arrange for a member of the Fire Company.
to visit and conduct a free inspection.
Third, discuss fire safety with other members
of your family. Do you have two escape routes from each room?
Do you hav a safe meeting place outside your house? Do you
have a fire extinguisher in the kitchen? Use the "Family Preparedness
Guide" (see article at below) to develop safety plans.
A New "Family Preparedness Guide"
The State of New Jersey's Office of Emergency Management recently
published a new 16-page booklet that is designed to help you:
- Learn what to do before, during, and after an emergency;
- Create an emergency plan for your family;
- Prepare a disaster supplies kit;
- Know who to contact for help in an emergency.
The booklet includes specific recommendations on getting
prepared for the possibility of fire, what to do (and
not do) in case of fire, and what to do (and not do) after
a fire. It also covers floods, winter storms, and power
For more information
about fire safety, contact your local fire department
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