Guilford Fire Department Reminds Residents To Keep Hydrants Clear

Due to the possibility of snowfall here in Guilford, the Guilford Fire Department would like to remind you that a clearly visible, accessible fire hydrant could save your home – or even your life. If a fire hydrant is lost or buried in snow, firefighters can lose valuable time trying to locate it when they first arrive at a fire. You can perform a valuable public service and protect yourself, your family and your neighbors by taking the responsibility for shoveling out and clearing any fire hydrants near your home during and after a snowstorm. With snow possibly on the way, we’d like to offer these suggestions: Know the location of all fire hydrants in your neighborhood. Make sure they are s

Winter Storm Jonas Named: Major Snowstorm Likely in Northeast

Guilford Fire Department is monitoring this storm very closely. Winter Storm Jonas has been named by the winter storm naming committee at The Weather Channel. Jonas is likely to be the biggest snowstorm of the winter season thus far and is increasingly likely to hammer parts of the East late this week into the weekend with heavy snow, high winds and coastal flooding. What we know: It now looks increasingly likely that Winter Storm Jonas will take shape starting Thursday and last through the weekend. This could deliver high-impact snowfall to parts of the East. Depending on the track, intensity and duration of the storm, we could also see coastal flooding and strong, gusty winds. With a full

Large Fire In Essex Prompts Mutual Aid From Area Departments

ESSEX, CT (WFSB) - Crews battled a large fire at a recycling center in Essex that broke out on Wednesday afternoon. The three-alarm fire broke out at Calamari Recycling, which is located on Dump Road in Essex, near Route 154. The building is made of metal, and is full of cardboard and other flammable recycling materials. The large fire caused traffic issues, according to state police. Smoke could be seen from the highway. A portion of Route 154 was closed while crews battled the blaze. Also, a Route 9 north off ramp was closed.An assistant fire chief said a "level 2.5 tanker strike force" was called in, meaning more than 10 tankers were called to assist.Crews from Essex, Madison, Killingwort

Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips

Often called the invisible killer, carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas created when fuels (such as gasoline, wood, coal, natural gas, propane, oil, and methane) burn incompletely. In the home, heating and cooking equipment that burn fuel can be sources of carbon monoxide. CO alarms should be installed in a central location outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home and in other locations where required by applicable laws, codes or standards. For the best protection, interconnect all CO alarms throughout the home. When one sounds, they all sound. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for placement and mounting height. Choose a CO alarm that has the label of a recogni

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