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Front Page : Welcome
on 2014/4/3 3:40:00 (1349 reads)

Welcome to the Toms River Fire Prevention Bureau's new home on the world wide web. This page will be regularly updated with relevant fire prevention topics. All of the pages within this site will be kept up to date to help you, help us, prevent fires. Be Safe

Front Page : Easter /Passover Observances
  on 2014/4/2 10:30:00 (766 reads)
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Candles cause an estimated 15,000 fires in residential homes, 150 fatalities, and approximately 1300 injuries each year. Additionally, 540 million dollars in property damage

Over 1/2 of those candle fires start because the candle is too close to some combustible material. As we celebrate this holiday season , the Bureau of Fire Prevention reminds residents to observe safety guidelines when using candles

If you are going to use candles (battery operated candles make a great substitute) ensure they are in a sturdy metal,glass, or ceramic holders where they cannot be easily knocked over

Keep candles out of reach of children and pets

NEVER leave the house with candles burning or unattended

Use good comman sense and maintain your early warning devices .

Increasingly, firefighters across the nation arrive on the scene of a deadly fire to discover, destruction had begun from something so harmless looking as a candle. Each day there will be approximately 35 fires started by unattended candles. Help us to help you to prevent fires

Front Page : Change your clocks, change your batteries
  on 2014/3/3 23:24:03 (1156 reads)

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The Toms River Bureau of Fire Prevention reminds residents of the importance of changing their smoke and carbon monoxide alarm batteries when changing their clocks AHEAD on MARCH 19, 2014 This precaution along with monthly testing of these life saving devices cuts the risk of perishing in a fire. Also, Spring is an excellent time to check our homes for items no longer being used and perform spring cleaning of landscape debris, attics, garages, and prepare for the upcoming summer requirements

Front Page : Be A Sweetheart
  on 2014/2/11 10:00:00 (369 reads)

Open in new windowThe Toms River Bureau of Fire Prevention reminds residents to give the gift of love this Valentines day.
Be a Sweetheart and ensure your love ones reside in a safe enviorment.
Check to ensure your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are operable and that you have developed and practiced your family escape plans
Continue to participate in your New Years Resolution to "Resolve to be safe"

Front Page : Back to School
  on 2013/8/28 11:30:00 (539 reads)

Open in new windowReturning to school means grooming ourselfs and our clothing more frequently and includes the use of our clothes dryer almost on a daily basis.
In doing so we must remember how to properly care for the dryer and the consequences if we do not.
The Toms River Bureau of Fire Prevention encourages residents to pay particular attention to lint build up in the clothes dryer vents as well as the exhaust ducts.

Frequently, lint build up blocks the flow of air, causing excessive heat which could result in a fire. In reviewing the U.S. consumer product commission reports, they estimate 15,000 fires associated with clothes dryers occur annually. These fires account for an average of 10 fatalities and over 300 injuries coupled with 85 million dollars in property damage each year.

Additionally, first responders and civilians alike are at risk during those responses.
You can help us in Toms River reduce unnecessary alarms and prevent fires from occuring by following these simple fire safety tips:

Clean the lint screen/filter before or after each load of clothes

Check the outside dryer vent while the dryer is running to make sure exhaust air is escaping

Clean behind the dryer where lint can build up

Have a Qualified service person clean the interior of the dryer chasis periodically
Replace plastic or foil, accordian type ducting material with rigid metal duct
Keep the area around the dryer clean and free of clutter

The begining of the school year is an excellent time for families to review their escape plan, test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors and consider the installation of residential fire sprinkler systems.

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