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.
Install and Maintain Smoke Detectors
Smoke detectors warn you of fire in time to let you
escape. Install them on each level of your home and
outside of each sleeping area. Follow the manufacturer's
directions, and test once a week. Replace batteries twice
a year, or when the detector chirps to signal that the
battery is dead. Don't ever take the battery out for other
Plan and Practice Your escape
If fire breaks out in your home, you must get out fast.
With your family, plan two ways out of every room. Fire
escape routes must not include elevators, which might take
you right to the fire! Choose a meeting place outside
where everyone should gather. Once you are out, stay out!
Have the whole family practice the escape plan at least
twice a year.
Space Heaters Need space
Keep portable space heaters at least 3 feet (1 meter) from
paper, curtains, furniture, clothing, bedding, or anything
else that can burn. Never leave heaters on when you leave
home or go to bed, and keep children and pets well away
Be Careful Cooking
Keep cooking areas clear of combustibles, and don't leave
cooking unattended. Keep your pot's handles turned inward
so children won't knock or pull them over the edge of the
stove. If grease catches fire, carefully slide a lid over
the pan to smother the flames, then turn off the burner.
A Match is a Tool for Adults
In the hands of a child, matches or lighters are extremely
dangerous. Store them up high where kids can't reach them,
preferably in a locked cabinet. And teach your children
from the start that matches and lighters and lighters are
tools for adults, not toys for kids. If children find
matches, they should tell an adult immediately.
Use Electricity Safely
If an appliance smokes or begins to smell unusual, unplug
it immediately and have it repaired. Check all your
electrical cords, and replace any that are cracked or
frayed. If you use extension cords, replace any that are
cracked or frayed; and don't overload them or run them
under rugs. Remember that fuses and circuit breakers
protect you from fire: don't tamper with the fuse box or
use fuses of an improper size.
Cool a Burn
If someone gets burned, immediately place the wound in
cool water for 10 to 15 minutes to ease the pain. Do not
use butter on a burn, as this could prolong the heat and
further damage the skin. If burn blisters or chars, see a
STOP, DROP, AND ROLL
Everyone should know this rule: if your clothes catch
fire, don't run! Stop where you are, drop to the
ground, and roll over and over to smother the flames.
Cover your face with your hands to protect your face and
Crawl Low Under Smoke
If you encounter smoke using your primary exit, use your
alternate route instead. If you must exit through smoke,
clean air will be several inches off the floor. Get down
on your hands and knees, and crawl to the nearest safe
Take care with candles!
Decorative and aromatherapy candles have become very popular
in recent times. Unfortunately, lit candles are often left unattended.
If they tip over or flicker too closely to combustible materials, fire
can break out. (A family pet can start a fire by knocking over a lit
candle.) If you use decorative or aromatherapy candles, place them away
from combustibles, pets, and children, and make sure they are secure
in their holders.
*Tips from FDNY web site
Haddon Fire Company is now offering CPR certification to the public.
Click here to register for CPR classes.
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