Rosh Hashana safety message from the Lakewood Fire Department

lfd_5_tlsThe Lakewood Fire Department would like to wish the community a Happy and Healthy New Year! שנה טובה


Holiday time means candles, matches and fire. When burning candles, make your home safer by:

  • Using sturdy candleholders, with flame-protective non-combustible (glass or metal) shades or globes.
  • Placing candles at least four feet away from curtains, draperies, blinds, kitchen cabinets and bedding.
  • Placing candles out of reach of small children.
  • Extinguishing candles when they burn within two inches of the holder.
  • Never leaving burning candles unattended.
  • Securing hair and clothing, such as sleeves or aprons, from the flame when
    handling candles.
  • Keeping candles, matches and lighters, including lit memorial containers out of reach of children
  • Members of the Orthodox community should consider alternatives to leaving ovens and stove tops on for 24 hours in order to heat food, such as warming plates and crock pots.
  • Any warming plates used should be manufactured after 1984 and be ULlisted. Units should be plugged directly into an outlet, not via extension cords or power strips.
  • Consider purchasing an electric stove, which does not give off carbon monoxide.
  • Although they advise against leaving a burner on, for families that do, they recommend leaving two windows open on opposite ends of the house to create cross ventilation.
  • Change your smoke detector alarm batteries twice a year when you change your clocks.
  • Change your carbon monoxide detector alarm batteries yearly.
  • Practice your home fire escape plan.
  • In the event of an emergency please Dial 911


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