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Front Page : Welcome
on 2014/6/16 9:40:00 (1524 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 : Fire Works
  on 2014/6/16 9:30:00 (1174 reads)

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Every year in the United States we celebrate the Fourth of July with community parades, picnics, barbeques, and fireworks---- things of which happy memories are made . But sadly,Independence Day also includes tragic events resulting from the use of fireworks. The Toms River Bureau of Fire Prevention recommends the safest way to enjoy them is through public displays conducted by professionals hired by the communities.

Each year 30,000 fires in the US are caused by fireworks-7,000 people are injured,7 related fatalities and 35 million dollars in property damage.
Devices such as sparklers, roman candles,and firecrakers are the most common cause of injury to individuals under 15

Many parents who allow children to play with sparklers do not realize the tempratures reach 1500 - 1800 degrees

In New Jersey fire works are illegal, in fact sparklers, and novelty items, such as cigarette loads, trick matches, smoke grenades, as well as firecrackers, roman candles are all illegal in this state. New Jersey laws on fireworks, N.J.S.A. 21:2-1 et seg are very restrictive. The sale of fireworks is a crime of the fouth degree, with a maximum fine of $7,500 and or a jail sentence of up to 18 months. Additionally, any individual who possesses or discharges fireworks is guilty of a petty disorderly offense and subject to a maximum fine of $500.00 and or a jail sentence of up to 30 days. It is the Bureaus intent to make you aware of the dangers and consequences of illegal fire works

The Bureau wishes all a happy and safe summer season and reminds residents to check your local newspaper for upcoming supervised events.

If you have any questions regarding fire works, do not hesitate to call the fire prevention bureau

Front Page : Steps to Reducing False Alarms
  on 2014/5/15 7:50:00 (914 reads)

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Whether false alarms are caused by burned popcorn, maliciousness, lack of maintence, poor design, there is nothing amusing about them.
Facilities and individuals who fail to adequately address this issue run the risk of placing emergency responders at risk each time they respond. Additionally, individuals begin to become complacent and stop taking the alarms seriously.
Employers should encourage and implement educational programs that provide risk analysis,
introduction to the workings of fire protection equipment and devices as part of their initial safety orientation.
The Toms River Bureau of Fire Prevntion offers many programs to businesses, homeowners, senior citizens, schools on a wide array of subjects to minimize false alarms and maximize fire safety awareness.
Once smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are installed they require preventive maintenance, that is cleaning and testing. Did you know that the life expectancy of smoke detectors is 10 years, and carbon monoxide detectors 5years ? also that many of the false alarms in the homes are caused by dust in and around the detector.

We ask residents to maintain their devices in an effort to reduce unnecessary false alarm activations. False alarms tax the fire departments operations, impact on the wear and tear of equipment and most importantly, jeopardize the safety of our dedicated responders
We thank you for visiting our web page and for your continuous support in keeping Toms River Township a safer place in which to live and work. Feel free to call the Bureau any time for assistance.

Front Page : Easter /Passover Observances
  on 2014/4/2 10:30:00 (873 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 (1288 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

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