With the possibility of our first major winter storm this season arriving Wednesday into Thursday, it is important to remember a couple safety tips when it comes to snow. Some forecast models are showing over 11” of snow. Keep Obstructions Away from Venting Systems Here’s a super easy tip that can save lives and your heat from failing. Keep Snow Build Up Away from Venting Systems. Snowdrifts or a large snowfall can block your furnace or hot water heater exhaust pipe and cau
Winter holiday fire facts Electrical distribution or lighting equipment was involved in almost half of home Christmas tree fires. More than two of every five (42%) home Christmas tree fires started in the living room. Five percent were chimney or flue fires. One-fifth (21%) of the decoration fires started in the kitchen. Sixteen percent started in the living room, family room or den. Half (51%) of December home decoration fires were started by candles, compared to one-third (
Last week The Guilford Fire Department began accepting open burn permits through its website. This allows residents the ease of applying for open burn permits without having to visit the fire department. The permit page also includes information about regulations for open burning and the process to apply for a permit. Currently, the department is working on instituting an additional option to apply for a blast permit. To access the permits page CLICK HERE.
Check out today's episode of 911:411 where we have special guest Dr. David Cone who is the Yale New Haven EMS Section Chief and Chief of The North Madison Volunteer Fire Department. Dr. Cone talks about the latest in COVID-19 with the release of the new vaccine. If you have any questions or doubts about the vaccine, we cover it all. Guilford Police Sargent Martina Jakober gives us some new insight into the latest crimes affecting local neighborhoods during this holiday season