Sunday January 17, 2021
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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.


 

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.

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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 2018 2019 2020
January 51  46  49 
February 42 58  43 
March 52  48  66 
April 55  57  50 
May 51  65  53 
June 51  55  60 
July 66 85  72 
August 63  51  104
September 66  56  59 
October 58  91  57 
November 57  79  73 
December 55  61  46 
Total 667  752 732

Types of Calls

Call Type 2018 2019 2020
Structure Fires 09  11  13 
Other Fires 28  33  35 
Medicals 289  321  339
Water Rescues 00  02  02
Motor Vehicle Accidents 52  64  48 
Extrications 07  04  04 
Hazardous Conditions 27  41  62 
Fire Alarms 231  205 164 
Other Calls for Service 24  71 65 
Totals 667  752 732