A portable fire extinguisher can save lives and property by putting out a small fire or containing it until the fire department arrives; but portable extinguishers have limitations. Because fire grows and spreads so rapidly, the number one priority for residents is to get out safely.
- Use a portable fire extinguisher when the fire is confined to a small area, such as a wastebasket, and is not growing; everyone has exited the building; the fire department has been called or is being called; and the room is not filled with smoke.
- To operate a fire extinguisher, remember the word PASS: - Pull the pin. Hold the extinguisher with the nozzle pointing away from you, and release the locking mechanism. - Aim low. Point the extinguisher at the base of the fire. - Squeeze the lever slowly and evenly. - Sweep the nozzle from side-to-side.
- Install fire extinguishers close to an exit and keep your back to a clear exit when you use the device so you can make an easy escape if the fire cannot be controlled. If the room fills with smoke, leave immediately.
Did you know that almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.
Here's what you need to know!
- When a smoke alarm sounds, get outside and stay outside. This includes when a smoke alarm sounds in a restaurant, grocery store, or any other place of business! - Test your home smoke alarms at least once a month. - A closed door may slow the spread of smoke, heat and fire. Install smoke alarms in every sleeping room and outside each separate sleeping area. Install alarms on every level of the home. Smoke alarms should be interconnected. When one sounds, they all sound.
Did you know that smoking materials (i.e., cigarettes, cigars, pipes, etc.) are the leading cause of fire deaths in the United States.
Here are some safety tips to help prevent a fire:
- If you smoke, smoke outside, and make sure you are clear of any combustibles (i.e. wood decks, dry brush, etc.). - Before you throw out butts and ashes, make sure they are out, and dousing in water or sand is the best way to do that. - Never smoke in a home where oxygen is being used. - To prevent a deadly cigarette fire, you have to be alert. You won't be if you are sleepy, have been drinking, or have taken medicine or other drugs.
River safety tips for tubing: 1. Always tell someone where you are going and when you expect to return .Arrange drop off and pick up points before you leave. Leave emergency phone numbers and vehicle description and tag numbers with someone who can report that you are overdue. 2. Wear a life jacket and appropriate footwear while swimming, wading, or floating. 3. Never try to stand in rapids. Your foot could become trapped between submerged rocks. The current can be strong enough to push you over and hold you under even if you are wearing a life jacket. 4. Know the early signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and dehydration in hot weather. 5. Carry a cell phone in a zip-lock bag, the phone will stay dry; if needed, you can call for help Stay safe and have fun! For additional safety tips check out: frenchtownboro.com/police/tips-for-river-safety/ www.nps.gov/upde/planyourvisit/safety.htm... See MoreSee Less
While your out celebrating the fourth of July this upcoming weekend, please keep in mind fireworks safety. It is recommend that you do not use consumer fireworks, and that you attend a show put on by professionals if you wish to view a display. Plus, fireworks are illegal in the State of New Jersey. It is also important to note, that even the "simple" fireworks can cause fires and injuries. For example, a sparkler burns at 1200 degrees which is hot enough to cause third-degree burns.
The Lambertville Fire Department would like to wish everyone a happy, and safe fourth of July! ... See MoreSee Less
Yesterday at 11:00am, the Fire Department resumed summer camp wet downs! Each Wednesday, weather pending, the Fire Department will be providing this service for the duration of the summer camp. ... See MoreSee Less
Being at the scene of an active fire call is not the time for guessing at which breaker in the panel turns off what… as this can lead to unnecessary time delays. It is recommended that each breaker be clearly marked as to what appliance, or zone of the structure it services. This allows for firefighters to accurately, and quickly shut down power in the effected area of a structure. It is recommended that you have a certified electrician mark out your breaker panel, as this will allow for proper labeling. ... See MoreSee Less
The fire department recently took delivery of a high expansion foam generator to replace an aging one that was out of service, and could no longer purchase replacement parts for. This tool allows for ...
The fire department recently took delivery of a high expansion foam generator to replace an aging one that was out of service, and could no longer purchase replacement parts for. This tool allows for many different applications in the field of fire fighting, and will be sure to see use in the future. Please view the attached video of the high expansion foam generator in action during some of our training with the new tool. ... See MoreSee Less
The Lambertville Fire Department is proud to announce that members Mike Barlow, Justin Ege, Richard Roy Jr., and Greg Siwy have passed the State of NJ Fire Inspectors Exam. They are now enrolled in a Fire Officials course as the next, and final step in their training to become Fire Officials. ... See MoreSee Less
1 - Keep candles 12" away from any combustible items 2 - Place candles on sturdy surfaces that will not allow the candle to tip or fall 3 - Never use candles if oxygen is used within the home 4 - Blow out candles when leaving the room, and do not leave them unattended
This year during your spring cleaning, we have three tips for you that can help prevent a fire and save a life!
Tip #1: Make sure all smoke detector batteries are changed, and that all smoke detectors are functional. It is recommended that all smoke detectors 10 years or older be replaced, or if you notice the yellowing of a once white smoke detector.
Tip #2: Clean the vent on your clothes dryer, as a build up of lint during the previous year can ignite quickly. Make sure you clean out the lint tray, and the entire exhaust pipe that leads to the exterior of the house.
Tip #3: Check all extension cords to make sure they are not worn, and make sure you are not using them as a permanent mean of power. Extension cords are intended for temporary use, if you need additional power outlets, it is suggested that you have a qualified electrician preform the installations.
Expected high winds today for the area from 2:00pm - 12:00am tonight.
Issued by The National Weather Service Philadelphia, PA 12:49pm EDT, Mon Mar 28 ... WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT EDT TONIGHT... * WINDS... WEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS 45 TO 50 MPH. * TIMING... THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH THIS EVENING. THE STRONGEST WIND EXPECTED TO OCCUR LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND THIS EVENING. * IMPACTS... STRONG WIND COULD CAUSE POWER OUTAGES DUE TO DOWNED POWER LINES. ADDITIONALLY... THERE COULD BE TREE LIMBS DOWN. USE CAUTION IF YOU DRIVE A HIGH PROFILE OR LIGHTWEIGHT VEHICLE... ESPECIALLY ON NORTH/SOUTH ROADWAYS. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT VERY WINDY CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT... ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION. LIGHT-WEIGHT OUTDOOR OBJECTS SUCH AS PATIO FURNITURE AND GARBAGE CANS SHOULD BE SECURED. ... See MoreSee Less