Sunday December 21, 2014
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Reminder to Check Your Smoke Alarms & Change the Batteries

The Broad Brook Fire department and its members would like to remind everyone to change your batteries in your smoke detectors and CO alarms.

As we spring forward an hour for Daylight Savings, it's a great reminder to make sure you have a working smoke alarm in your home.  Smoke alarms significantly increase your chances of surviving a deadly home fire, so we're encouraging everyone to take simple steps to be prepared:

  • Test and clean your smoke alarms today and on the first of every month
  • Replace the batteries at least once a year
  • Place smoke alarms on every level of your residence and in every bedroom
  • Check the manufacture/expiration date on the smoke alarm (yes, smoke alarms have expiration dates)

The Broad Brook Fire Department would also like to turn your attention to this article from the Portland Fire Department that tells the story of how a family's fire escape plan saved the lives of two young girls and their mother, so please remember to practice your family escape plan --- it can literally save your life.  Just copy and paste the blue underlined family's fire escape plan saved the lives , and paste it in the browser a link to the story should appear.

Also for more information about home smoke alarms and fire sprinklers, please visit www.usfa.dhs.gov/smokealarms.


 

Wishing Everyone a Safe and Happy Holiday Season

The Broad Brook Fire Dept. would like to remind all who celebrate the holiday season to do so safely. Please take time to follow the link below and see what can happen when your Christmas tree is not properly taken care of. Please remember to change your batteries in all of you smoke detectors and be sure to have them located outside of bedroom doors and on all levels of the house including the basement level where your heating units are located. As you will see if you visit this link, it will greatly aid in saving your life if a fire occurs. Also please be sure your house numbers are visible from the street and properly lighted at night time to help us find your house and provide the fastest response possible in your time of need.

From the Officer and Members of the Broad Brook Fire Department, we hope you and your family enjoys and has a safe and healthy holiday season.

http://www.fire.nist.gov/tree_fire.htm

 

Carbon Monoxide Awareness

The Broad Brook Fire Department would like to remind everyone to be aware of the dangers of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning as the weather gets colder and we close up our homes and use alternative heating sources.  Everyone should try and invest in CO Detectors for their homes and call should one sound and alert you to a possible problem.

Below are some simple facts about CO poisoning as well as some symptoms you may have to alert you of a possible problem if you do not have a CO detector in your home.

As always please do not hesitate to call us at any time if you think there may be a CO problem in your home.  It is always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to CO.  As you will read below it is colorless and odorless poison, and if gone undetected it could be fatal.

 

1980 Department Photos

These photos are taken from the 1980 Dedication book for the new fire station.  Former member, Kevin Bushey has provided names for almost everyone in the department photo.

 

 

 

Run Totals

BBFD Run Totals

Month 2012 2013 2014
January 49 46 39
February 39 42 37
March 43 41 37
April 50 36 52
May 50 40 37
June 35 53 48
July 43 39 51
August 56 45 37
September 51 46 34
October 39 47 01
November 27 36 0
December 45 40 0
Total 527 511 373

Types of Calls

Call Type 2012 2013 2014
Structure Fires 06 07 02
Other Fires 58 33 16
Medicals 213 196 168
Water Rescues 01 02 01
Motor Vehicle Accidents 32 36 25
Extrications 04 04 02
Hazardous Conditions 33 40 16
Fire Alarms 88 76 103
Other Calls for Service 92 117 40
Totals 527 511 373