Brian M. Kelly

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Got Fireworks? Greenwich Fire Dept Warn More Fires Reported on July 4th Than any Day of the Year

More fires are reported on July 4th than any other day of the year. And, fireworks are responsible for 40 percent of those fires. Injuries caused by fireworks typically require hospital emergency room treatment – they include severe burns, fractures, scars, permanent disfigurement, and even death. It’s important to remember that even sparklers, considered by many to be a safe and harmless alternative to fireworks, reach temperatures of more than 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit (water boils at 212 degrees and glass melts at 900 degrees). Continue Reading →

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Greenwich Fire Dept Shares Tips to Avoid Home Heating Fires This Winter

Most fires reported in December-February are home heating fires. Have a qualified professional clean and inspect heating equipment and chimneys every year. Remember to turn off portable heaters when leaving the room or going to bed. Always use the right kind of fuel, specified by the manufacturer, for fuel burning space heaters. Continue Reading →

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Thanksgiving’s Coming, Greenwich Fire Dept Shares Cooking Safety Do’s and Don’ts

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Thanksgiving is the Peak Day for Home Cooking Fires, Followed by Christmas and Christmas Eve. In Connecticut 80% of all fire personnel in Connecticut are volunteers. Unfortunately, the majority of fire departments throughout the state are experiencing a volunteer shortage. Continue Reading →

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