Saturday January 22, 2022

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


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 2019 2020 2021
January 46  49  61
February 58  43  59 
March 48  66  64 
April 57  50  67
May 65  53  68
June 55  60  83 
July 85  72  86 
August 51  104 79 
September 56  59  71
October 91  57  74 
November 79  73  74 
December 61  82  70 
Total 752 768 856

Types of Calls

Call Type 2019 2020 2021
Structure Fires 11  14  3
Other Fires 33  37  30
Medicals 321  354 402
Water Rescues 02  02
Motor Vehicle Accidents 64  51  64
Extrications 04  04 
Hazardous Conditions 41  64  53
Fire Alarms 205 197  229 
Other Calls for Service 71 45  70 
Totals 752 768  856