Guilford Firefighters Train in Confined Space Rescue

Last week Guilford Firefighters took part in an annual confined space training exercise that was conducted at the abandoned water tower on the corner of Boston Post Road and Tanner Marsh Road. Firefighters practiced entry procedures which included pre-entry air monitoring and ventilation techniques. These techniques are used to monitor for harmful gases that can be dangerous to those who enter the space. Special ventilation fans are used to bring fresh air into the confined space to help remove harmful gases. Procedures for removing victims through small spaces were reviewed and practiced. The Guilford Fire Department is equipped with the latest in confined space rescue equipment and has a t

Guilford Fire Department To Host Free Boating Course

Guilford Fire Department will be hosting an approved free Safe Boater and Personal Watercraft combination course. The course will be conducted by The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and will be held on June 26th and June 27th from 5:30 - 9:30 Pm. The course will be conducted at The Guilford Fire Department located at 390 Church Street in Guilford, CT. There is no minimum age for this course but the recommended age is 14 and above. If you or someone you know is interested in this free course, please email Jerry Desmond at Jerry.Desmond@ct.gov. Include your full name, email, and contact number. Since there are numerous courses being conducted in the state, please

Home Fire Sprinklers

Home Fire Sprinkler systems are not as expensive as you may think. On average, fire sprinklers can cost $1.35 per square foot of sprinkler space in new construction homes, saving you, your family, and your property. If your home builder is not familiar with contractors that install residential fire sprinklers, you still have several options. Where do I start? Most contractors have Web pages describing their capabilities. You can also look in your local Yellow Pages under “Sprinklers, Fire” Ask your local or state fire marshal if contractors in your state are required to be licensed. If they are, contact the state licensing board for a current list of licensed contractors. Contact fire sprink

Fire Pit Safety

Whether you already have a fire pit or are planning to add one, invest some effort in reviewing fire pit safety. This is especially important if you’re new to using a fire pit. It only takes a second for a cozy fire to burst into a blazing inferno. Ensure you get the most enjoyment from your fire pit by keeping family and friends safe. Fire pit safety starts with selecting the right site. Make sure the ground is level, especially when using a portable fire pit. Keep fires located at least 15 to 25 feet away from surrounding plants, as well as from nearby buildings, including your home. Check with your local city and county authorities to make sure you observe the distance required by law. Ne

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