Hartford County Hoseline

January 2008 Issue


HAPPY NEW YEAR 2008!

NEWS FROM AROUND HARTFORD COUNTY

The Hartford County Fire Emergency Plan Monthly Meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 16th ,2008 hosted by the Windsor Fire Department at their Wilson Fire Department 15 Pine Lane , Windsor, CT.  Starting at 19:00 hours.

To get the Wilson Firehouse either coming north or south take I-91 to exit 35B.  At end of ramp take a right(If coming from the south) or a left(from the north) and you will see the firehouse once you get off the highway.

Also just a reminder that the 2007-2008 Andrew J. Flanagan Scholarship Application can be printed off our website at www.hcfep.org . See Download Application and the deadline to return the application is January 31, 2008.

NEW CHIEFS AND OFFICERS
IN THE HARTFORD COUNTY

The annual meeting of the Plainville Fire Department was held on Friday December 7, 2007. Here are the results of the meeting.

  • Captain: Tom Moschini
  • First Lieutenant: Adrien Paradis
  • Lieutenant: Bob Planeta
  • Lieutenant: Chris Doolittle
  • Lieutenant: Rich Ohidy.

Appointed by the Town of Plainville on January 7, 2008.

  • Second Assistant Chief: Bill Gammon

FROM THE DESK OF THE
SECRETARY JOHN COELHO

To all County Chiefs, Training Officers and House Captain, If there are any changes or information about your department that needs sharing, please let me know ASAP, so that I can include it in the next print of the Hoseline.  If there has been a line of Duty Death, a department member has answered his or her last alarm.  Please let me know as soon as possible so that I can make sure that their name is added to the list and not forgotten at the Annual Hartford County Memorial Service which is held during National Fire Prevention Week..  Also if someone is sick or in the hospital fprward me their names so it can be read off at the board meetings and plan meetings. You can e-mail me at johnsechcfep@yahoo.com or mail the information to me at PO Box 447, Plainville, CT. 06062

 

A SAFETY TIP FOR ALL ON
HEATING EQUIPMENT

Heating equipment is a leading cause of home fires during the months of December, January and February, and trails only cooking equipment in home fires year-round.

When buying a new space heater, make sure it carries the mark of an independent testing laboratory and is legal for use in your community. (Some communities do not permit portable kerosene heaters, for example.)

Install your stationary (fixed) space heater according to manufacturer’s instructions or applicable codes or better yet, have it installed by a professional.

Plug your electric-powered space heater into an outlet with sufficient capacity and never into an extension cord.

Use the proper grade of the proper fuel for your liquid-fueled space heater, and never use gasoline in any heater not approved for gasoline use.  Refuel only in a well-ventilated area and when the equipment is cool.

In your fireplace or wood stove, use only dry, seasoned wood to avoid the build-up of creosote, an oily deposit that easily catches fire and accounts for most chimney fires and the largest share of home heating fires generally.  Use only paper or kindling wood, not a flammable liquid, to start the fire.  Do not use artificial logs in wood stove.

Make sure your fireplace has a sturdy screen to prevent sparks from flying into the room.  Allow fireplace and wood stove ashes to cool before disposing in a metal container, which is kept a safe distance from your home.

To see more of heating equipment safety go to there website at www.nfpa.org.


 

 


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