Posted on October 1, 2011

This year, Fire Prevention Week runs from Sunday, Oct. 9 through Saturday, Oct. 15. Since over 75 percent of fire fatalities occur in the home, members of the New Milford Fire Department are focused upon educating residents upon how to practice fire safety in the home. 

In order to mark the week, the New Milford Fire Department will host a Fire Awareness Day on Thursday, Oct. 3 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. behind the New Milford Borough Hall. Fire prevention information will be available, along with demonstrations in fire safety for all ages.

Visit the following links for further information.

U.S. Fire Administration: Focus on Fire Safety

NFPA:Fire Prevention Week

Adopt A Fire Hydrant

Posted on October 9, 2011

If your house is on fire, time is critical. With winter on the horizon, there's a very real possibility your neighborhood's local fire hydrant will be snowed in. Last winter, most fire hydrants throughout the town were either covered or poorly tended to. The time it would take for the fire department to dig out the hydrant can cost valuable minutes in securing a water supply. As such, the fire department requests that residents who have fire hydrants on or near their property clear it following snowfall.

Also, the borough has an "Adopt-A-Hydrant" program in place. Individuals interested in the program should call 201-967-7067 or Click Here.