Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Fire Chief Charles Doody spoke with Immigrants in Norwood recently about fire safety.
Editor's note, the following is from a press release: Canton Fire Chief Charles Doody on Friday discussed fire safety with students at the Norwood Adult ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages). Norwood ESOL, offered through Blue Hills Regional Technical School’s Adult Basic Education program, provides English classes for adult immigrants living in Norwood, Canton, Stoughton, Sharon, and Walpole. The students represent 26 countries from around the world. Chief Doody provided the students with important information about smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, and fire hazards such as candles, cigarettes, and electrical cords. He also showed a video demonstrating the power of one lit match in a wastebasket – a fire can spread …
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Just in time for your weekend cookouts, the CFD is offering tips to stay safe.
- POLICE & FIRE
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
By Canton Fire Lt. Tom Driscoll With the Fourth of July weekend approaching, most of us will take to our backyards this holiday weekend. The holiday weekend is typically spent with family and friends, while enjoying the good weather and cookouts. The use of grills significantly increases during the summer, and in 2009 there were 55 grill fires reported in Massachusetts. While this number may seem small, it resulted in $190,826 in property damage and sent two people to the hospital with serious burns. The Canton Fire Department would like to share some important safety tips to keep you and your loved ones safe while you are cooking on the grill this summer. Any questions about grill safety can be directed to Lt. Tom Driscoll in the Fire …
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
A few quick reminders about potential holiday dangers that can easily be avoided.
Soft candlelight illuminating smiling faces filled with holiday cheer. A Douglas fir swaddled in festive Christmas lights. Knit stockings dangling from the hearth of a crackling fireplace. What do these things have in common? They're all fire hazards. Don't let classic blunders ruin your holiday cheer and endanger your lives. Missteps can be expensive and dangerous. Just this week the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) issued a reminder for residents who heat with oil to get ready for the cold months by having their boiler checked and scheduling routine maintenance. The Massachusetts Homeowner Heating Safety Law requires that residents with oil-burning heating systems keep them up to date. The damage from …