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
Did you miss out on last weekends smoke detector program, and would like to be included? The American Red Cross has provided the Lambertville Fire Department with free 10 year battery smoke detectors. All you have to do is call 609-397-2084 or visit our website at cityoflambertvillefiredepartment.com/custom.html?id=22119 and fill out the online request for free smoke detector installs. ... See MoreSee Less
Earlier today Department members partnered with the Lambertville Office of Emergency Management and the American Red Cross to promote the Home Fire Campaign. As a result canvassing teams visited homes and distributed an estimated 796 packets which included Tips on Fire Safety, Flood and Emergency Evacuation information and a Brochure explaining what joining the Lambertville Fire Department is all about. Of the homes visited, roughly 30 residents requested to participate in the program. After receiving consent, crews installed 89 new smoke detectors all free of charge. The agencies involved concluded that this event was successful and are proud to be able to say that a difference was made in our community today.
We still have a few homes that will be scheduling installations in the near future. If a representative was not able to stop by your house and you wish to be included in the program, please contact any member of the Department or leave a private message on our facebook page so we can schedule a time for a visit. In the near future we will also provide a link on our website which will become the permanent avenue for requesting home visits. For additional information on the American Red Cross Home Fire Campaign visit www.redcross.org/FireSafety.
The Lambertville Fire Department would like to recognize Kevin Anderson from the Red Cross, Captain Justin Ege (LFD), Lambertville Mayor David Delvecchio as well as Lambertville OEM Director David Burd for their efforts in coordinating and planning this event. In addition, a big Thank You to all of the volunteers from the Red Cross and the Lambertville Fire Department who worked together to make this event the success that it was. Finally, we would like to thank Bruce Currie and Neice Lumber for donating the equipment needed for this campaign.
RED CROSS HOME FIRE SAFETY CAMPAIGN -- SAT, MARCH 5. The Red Cross is partnering with the City and the Lambertville Fire Department to go door-to-door to offer free smoke alarm installations, distribute fire safety information, and talk with families about what they can do to be prepared should a fire break out in their home. NOTE: All volunteers will be wearing identification while canvassing -- please feel free to request to see ID. ... See MoreSee Less