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9 Ways to Prevent a Holiday Decorating Disaster
- Keep pets and children at least three feet away from burning candles and electrical cords to prevent burns and electrical fires.
- A dry tree in your home is a fire danger. Think of it as a huge pile of kindling in your home. Choose a tree with fresh, green needles that do not fall off when touched.
- Check the manufacturer’s instructions to find out how many lights can be connected to prevent electric shock and fire.
- Keep anything that can burn away from a heat source, despite how awesome it looks. Flameless candles are also a great alternative to real ones when decorating.
- An overloaded electrical outlet is a major fire hazard. Plug strings of lights directly into the wall and keep the number to a minimum.
- Replace any string of lights that has worn or broken cords or loose bulb connections. These can easily start a fire.
- Always keep water in the tree stand. Check daily and add water as needed. Dried-out trees are a major fire hazard
- Some lights are only for indoor or outdoor use, but not both.
- Dried-out trees are a fire danger and should not be left in the home or garage, or placed outside against the home.
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I am pleased to welcome you to the Rocky Hill Fire Department’s website: a valuable resource to the residents to the residents of the Town of Rocky Hill.
The Rocky Hill Fire Department is an innovative and diverse department of 65 dedicated individuals. We are very fortunate to have some of the most talented people in the fire service working here. We value the history and the traditions of our department; an organization built upon the strong foundation created by our past leadership; without them we could not tackle the challenges of the future.
The goal of this website is to provide an avenue for education and communication to our community. I encourage you to explore the different pages where you will find a variety of information about the services that we provide.
As a department we value our past, see many present possibilities and are looking forward to the challenges of the future. We are committed to giving the citizens of Rocky Hill the best service possible not only because its our job but also our privilege.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any comments of questions about the Fire Department or our website.
Chief Michael Garrahy