Wednesday September 02, 2015
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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.

 

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 2013 2014 2015
January 46 39 56 
February 42 37 55
March 41 37 51 
April 36 52 38 
May 40 37 62 
June 53 48 37
July 39 51 51 
August 45 37 23 
September 46 34  
October 47 46  
November 36 47  
December 40 51  
Total 511 516 373

Types of Calls

Call Type 2013 2014 2015
Structure Fires 07 05 07
Other Fires 33 25 21
Medicals 196 237 156
Water Rescues 02 01 01
Motor Vehicle Accidents 36 25 21
Extrications 04 02 02 
Hazardous Conditions 40 23 24
Fire Alarms 76 137 54
Other Calls for Service 117 50 87
Totals 511 516 373