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Grill Safety

Grill Safety

As we enter into the warmer Spring and Summer months, let us do so responsibly and with safety in mind.  When family and friends gather for the official kick off to Summer, please be mindful of the following safety information while attending or hosting a cookout: SAFETY TIPS      Propane and charcoal BBQ grills should only be used outdoors.      The grill should be placed well away from the home, deck railings and out from under eaves and overhanging branches.      Keep children and pets away from the grill area.      Keep your grill clean by removing grease or fat buildup...

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NJ Move Over Law

NJ Move Over Law

The New Jersey Move Over Law was enacted in 2009 to assist in the protection of New Jersey’s emergency responders.  Please familiarize yourself with the law and take action on our roadways.  By remaining alert and complying with the law, our responders have a much greater chance to return home to their loved ones after selflessly serving those in our communities.  Fore more information, please click on the following link and browse the NJ Division of Highway Traffic Safety’s webpage: http://www.nj.gov/oag/hts/move-over-law/move-over-law-text.html We thank you for taking the...

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The Dangers of Carbon Monoxide (CO)

The Dangers of Carbon Monoxide (CO)

Each year throughout the country, unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning claims more than 400 lives and sends another 20,000 people to hospital emergency rooms for treatment. Understanding the Risk What is carbon monoxide? Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless and toxic gas. Because it is impossible to see, taste or smell the toxic fumes, CO can kill you before you are aware it is in your home. At lower levels of exposure, CO causes mild effects that are often mistaken for the flu. These symptoms include headaches, dizziness, disorientation, nausea and fatigue. The effects of CO exposure...

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Spring/Summer Fire Safety

Spring/Summer Fire Safety

Grills, Fire Pits, and Campfires Every year Americans look forward to summer vacations, camping, family reunions, picnics, and the Fourth of July. Summertime, however, also brings fires and injuries due to outdoor cooking and recreational fires. Annually, there are almost 3,800 Americans injured by gas or charcoal grill fires. Summertime should be a time of fun and making happy memories. Knowing a few fire safety tips and following safety instructions will help everyone have a safe summer. Grill Safety Residential Grill Fire Facts: An estimated 5,700 grill fires occur on residential...

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