• Its Time To Change Your Clocks & Change Your Smoke Detector Batteries

    By Published On: November 2, 2018Categories: Media Releases, Safety FactsTags: Views: 790

    It’s that time of year again to “fall back", marking the end of Daylight Saving Time. Please take this opportunity to prepare your home for fire emergencies and change the smoke alarm battery if they have replaceable batteries. Did you know? Three out of five home fire deaths result from fires in properties without working [...]

  • Fire Prevention Week is October 7-13, 2018

    Important Fire Safety Tips Choose interconnected smoke alarms, so when one sounds, they all sound. Put smoke alarms inside and outside each bedroom and sleeping area. Put alarms on every level of the home. Make sure your smoke alarms work. Your family is not safe if they can’t hear the smoke ala Test smoke alarms [...]

  • UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute Promotes Closing Your Door To Slow The Fire

    By Published On: October 23, 2016Categories: In The News, Safety FactsViews: 622

    In the event of a fire, closing your door could slow the spread of smoke, heat and flames and make a life-saving difference. Know it, sing it, do it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WUqjNF_DNkQ

  • Why you have less time to escape a house fire today than 30 years ago

    By Published On: January 19, 2016Categories: Safety FactsTags: Views: 508

    Research shows that 30 years ago, you had about 17 minutes to escape a house fire. Today, you have only 3 or 4 minutes. TODAY national investigative correspondent Jeff Rossen conducts a dramatic demonstration that shows why, and how you should prepare. http://www.today.com/video/why-you-have-less-time-to-escape-a-house-fire-today-than-30-years-ago-601680451516

  • Have A Very Safe and Happy Holiday Season

    By Published On: December 24, 2015Categories: Department News, Media Releases, Safety FactsTags: Views: 1006

    Here are some facts about home holiday fires One of every three home Christmas tree fires are caused by electrical problems. When Christmas trees catch fire, they are more likely to result in a serious fire. On average, one of every 40 reported home structure Christmas tree fires results in a death compared to an [...]

  • Indoor Safety Emergency Preparedness Tips

    By Published On: January 26, 2015Categories: Media Releases, Safety FactsTags: Views: 823

    HIGHLIGHTS Use fireplaces, wood stoves, or other combustion heaters only if they are properly vented to the outside and do not leak flue gas into the indoor air space. Install a battery-operated carbon monoxide detector in your home. Keep as much heat as possible inside your home. Check the temperature in your home often during [...]

  • A Firefighters View of Fighting a Fire (Using a Helmet Camera)

    By Published On: January 19, 2015Categories: Safety FactsTags: Views: 429

    Have you every wondered what it is like to be a firefighter attacking a fire from the inside of a house?  The video below was not shot in Stamford, but does represent is a good handling of a routine "room and contents" fire with some extension. The house is a vacant 2 story residential building under [...]

  • Thanksgiving Fire Safety Tips

    By Published On: November 19, 2014Categories: Media Releases, Safety FactsTags: Views: 454

    Safety Facts Cooking is the leading cause of home fires on Thanksgiving Day.*** Cooking fires nearly double on Thanksgiving Day, occurring more than twice as often than on another day.*** Cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires and home fire injuries.*** Thanksgiving Day home fires cause more property damage and claim more [...]

  • Fireworks Dangers

    By Published On: July 3, 2014Categories: Media Releases, Safety FactsTags: Views: 685

    The 4th of July season is upon us and public safety officials caution the general population against the dangers of fireworks. Each year nationwide, on average, there are 10,000 injuries, 3 deaths and 25,000 fires due to the use of illegal fireworks. Don’t become a statistic! The only personal-use fireworks permitted by law in Connecticut [...]