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Seat Belts Save Lives

Mission Statement

Provide efficient and timely emergency response for the purpose of preservation of life, property and environment from fire and other hazardous situations.

Provide public education and awareness about fire safety and related hazards.

Actively participate in the community to provide for the safety and well being of the people who live, work and visit in Haddonfield.

Provide emergency and non-emergency support services to the community and other public safety agencies.

Provide the members of the Haddon Fire Company No.1 with the highest quality of training and education.

Provide a safe and healthy environment to benefit the mental and physical well being of the members of the Haddon Fire Company No.1.



WHAT YOU CAN DO TO PREVENT A FIRE

Tips from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention


Install smoke detectors outside each separate sleeping area and on every floor of your home, including the basement.

  • Working smoke detectors can reduce the risk of death in a residential fire by 40-50%.
  • The best smoke detectors are those with lithium-powered batteries and hush buttons. A lithium-powered battery can last up to 10 years, and a hush button allows you to quickly stop nuisance alarms that are caused by oven smoke, burnt toast, prolonged cooking, etc.
  • If 10-year, long-life smoke detectors are not available, install smoke detectors that use regular batteries, preferably alkaline, and replace the batteries as necessary - and at least once a year. (A useful tip to help you remember: in the fall, when you change your clocks to standard time, change your batteries as well!)
  • Test smoke detectors every month to make sure they are in proper working condition.


Prevent a fire from starting in your home.

  • The most common causes of residential fires are careless cooking and faulty heating equipment. When cooking, never leave food on a stove or in an oven unattended. Avoid wearing clothes with long, loose-fitting sleeves. Have your heating system checked annually, and follow manufacturer's instructions when using portable heaters.
  • Smoking is the leading cause of fire deaths and the second most common cause of residential fires. If you are a smoker, do not smoke in bed, never leave burning cigarettes unattended, do not empty smoldering ashes in the trash, and keep ashtrays away from upholstered furniture and curtains.
  • Keep matches and lighters away from children. Safely store flammable substances used throughout the home. Never leave burning candles unattended.


Change Your Clocks and Batteries!

When daylight saving time starts or ends there are three things you should do:

  • First, set your clocks spring ahead, fall behind.

  • Second, change the batteries in your smoke detectors. Even though batteries usually last for many months, the impor. tance of having full-strength batteries in smoke detectors cannot be overemphasized. Make a habit of installing fresh batteries twice each year, when you change your clocks.

    How many smoke detectors should you have in your,bome? depends, of course, on the layout of your home. Certainly, there should be at least one on every level of your home,induding the basement and attic.

    Residents who have concerns about fire safety in their homes. should call 429-4308 to arrange for a member of the Fire Company. to visit and conduct a free inspection.

  • Third, discuss fire safety with other members of your family. Do you have two escape routes from each room? Do you hav a safe meeting place outside your house? Do you have a fire extinguisher in the kitchen? Use the "Family Preparedness Guide" (see article at below) to develop safety plans.

    A New "Family Preparedness Guide"

    The State of New Jersey's Office of Emergency Management recently published a new 16-page booklet that is designed to help you:
    • Learn what to do before, during, and after an emergency;
    • Create an emergency plan for your family;
    • Prepare a disaster supplies kit;
    • Know who to contact for help in an emergency.

    The booklet includes specific recommendations on getting prepared for the possibility of fire, what to do (and not do) in case of fire, and what to do (and not do) after a fire. It also covers floods, winter storms, and power outages.

For more information about fire safety, contact your local fire department

Upcoming Events

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Haddon Fire Company is now offering CPR certification to the public. Click here to register for CPR classes.

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Numbers to Know

Emergency Fire/Police/Ambulance:
911
Police Department
(Non-Emergency):
(856) 429.3000
Fire Department
(Non-Emergency):
(856) 429.4308
Fax (856) 428-9165
Borough Hall:
(856) 429.4700
Emergency Public Works:
(856) 429.3000





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