Get ready for the Nor’Beaster

The dedicated members of the Oradell Volunteer Fire Department will be ready for this upcoming snow storm and you can help.  No one likes Mr. Plow when he comes by, but Mr. Plow is a necessary evil.  Mr. Plow likes to cover Mr. Hydrant and we need every Fire Hydrant as accessible as possible.  We have responded to many fires in the weather that we are expecting.  It CAN happen here – HELP OFD TO HELP YOU.  Keep the hydrants clear for 3 feet on all sides.

Change Those Batteries!

Its that time of the year again when we spring forward and lose and hour of sleep!  What a great time to check and replace those smoke detector batteries.  While you are out getting the bread and milk today (more on that in the next post) grab those batteries and get it done!

Thanksgiving Day Safety

The Members of the Oradell Volunteer Fire Department wish everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving.  Please keep fire safety at the top of your list!

Please watch the State Farm Insurance video on Frying Turkey’s with Lt. Kaplan’s good friend Captain James T. Kirk (William Shatner): Click Here

Safety tips from the NFPA
  • Stay in the kitchen when you are cooking on the stove top so you can keep an eye on the food.
  • Stay in the home when cooking your turkey and check on it frequently.
  • Keep children away from the stove. The stove will be hot and kids should stay 3 feet away.
  • Make sure kids stay away from hot food and liquids. The steam or splash from vegetables, gravy or coffee could cause serious burns.
  • Keep the floor clear so you don’t trip over kids, toys, pocketbooks or bags.
  • Keep knives out of the reach of children.
  • Be sure electric cords from an electric knife, coffee maker, plate warmer or mixer are not dangling off the counter within easy reach of a child.
  • Keep matches and utility lighters out of the reach of children — up high in a locked cabinet.
  • Never leave children alone in room with a lit candle.
  • Make sure your smoke alarms are working. Test them by pushing the test button.

Have a Safe & Happy July 4th!

Happy July 4th from the Oradell Fire Department!

The Fire Department will be marching in this year’s parade, which starts at 9AM on Oradell Avenue by Third Street and then proceeds to Memorial Field.

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Just a reminder that consumer fireworks are illegal in the State of New Jersey, please leave the fireworks to the professionals.

Fireworks were involved in an estimated 10,500 injuries treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments during calendar year 2014.  An estimated 7,000 of those fireworks-related injuries were treated between June 20 and July 20.

North Jersey Fireworks Shows Listings: http://bestofnj.com/north-jersey-fireworks