Come out and support a great cause. This year Eagle Hose Fire Company #2 Ladies Auxiliary will be selling Christmas Wreaths to benefit the volunteer fire company. The sale will be held at 120 Whitfield Street in front of Eagle Hose Company #2 on Friday November 30th from 4 to 8Pm. Come out and support your local volunteer fire department by purchasing a beautiful Christmas Wreath that will brighten your house this Holiday Season.
Keeping sufficiently warm during the winter months can prove challenging, particularly when frigid temperatures persist, as they have recently for much of the country. While portable space heaters can help generate heat, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is reminding the public that they do present potential fire hazards and must be used with caution. According to NFPA’s latest U.S. Home Fires Involving Heating Equipment report, which was released today, heating
As temperatures drop, you may want to use a space heater to stay warm -- but you should never plug it into a power strip. With cooler temperatures expected, some may want to use their small space heaters. If so, DO NOT plug them into a power strip. These devices are not designed to handle the energy load of a space heater and can overheat, causing a fire hazard. According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International, improperly plugged space heaters can overheat more tha
The Office Of The Fire Marshal wants residents to be safe this Winter season. As the cold weather arrives, the use and the chances of chimney fires increase. To reduce the chance of a chimney fire, it is important to have your chimney cleaned and liner checked. Make sure the chimney cleaning company is licensed and insured to perform the work. If you have replaced the traditional chimney flue with a spring loaded top damper, the damper should be checked for proper operation.
For most, the kitchen is the heart of the home, especially during the holidays. From testing family recipes to decorating cakes and cookies, everyone enjoys being part of the preparations. So keeping fire safety top of mind in the kitchen during this joyous but hectic time is important, especially when there’s a lot of activity and people at home. As you start preparing your holiday schedule and organizing that large family feast, remember, by following a few simple safety ti
It is that time of the year again.... We are so excited to give Santa Claus a hand delivering gifts on our firetruck to the citizens of Guilford. We say citizens because we do not only deliver to kids but to adults too. How about having Santa deliver that engagement ring to the love of your life? Now that is a unique idea that will definitely get you brownie points! Below is the registration form that you can download and bring to Fire Headquarters with your gift(s). This yea
The Town of Guilford and the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM) have recognized eight town employees who had reached service milestones of 25 years and above of full-time employment as of this October. Those employees reaching milestone years (5 year increments) during the past 2 years were: Eric Kiesewetter (Public Works) – 40 Years Adam Ashman (Public Works) – 35 Years Terry Holland-Buckley (Parks and Recreation) – 35 Years Kerry Lange (Public Works) – 30 Years
Name of product: A. O. Smith 30 gallon gas water heaters with model number G6-UT3030N Hazard: The water heater’s flame arrestor can fail to work properly, posing a fire hazard. Remedy: Repair Recall date: November 8, 2018 Units: About 190 Recall Details Description: This recall includes A. O. Smith 30-gallon natural gas water heaters with model number G6-UT3030NV and serial numbers with the first four digits of 1805 through 1809. A. O. Smith, the model number and the serial n
Each year more than 2,500 people die and 12,600 are injured in home fires in the United States. But unlike other disasters, home fires can be prevented! It's important to know this: Fire is fast! There is no time to gather anything or make a phone call. In just two minutes, a fire could kill you. In five minutes, a house could be swallowed in flames. Fire is hot! Heat and smoke could be even more dangerous than the flames. Breathing in really hot air could burn your lungs, an
UL Offers Potentially Life-Saving Tip For Home Fire Safety: Close Before You Doze. COLUMBIA, Md., Oct. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for National Fire Prevention Week, the UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI) is reminding people across the U.S. to take one simple action in their homes that could potentially save lives: Close Before You Doze. This vital public safety campaign encourages everyone to close all the doors in their homes each night before bed, fol