Posted by admin December - 15 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

•One of every three home Christmas tree fires are caused by electrical problems.
•Although Christmas tree fires are not common, when they do occur, they are more likely to be serious. On average, one of every 40 reported home structure Christmas tree fires results in a death compared to an average of one death per 142 total reported home structure fires.
•A heat source too close to the tree causes roughly one in every six of Christmas tree fires.
•More than half (56 percent) of home candle fires occur when something that can catch on fire is too close to the candle.
•December is the peak time of year for home candle fires. In December, 11 percent of home candle fires began with decorations compared to 4 percent the rest of the year.

Source: National Fire Protection Association

Links from the U.S. Fire Administration:

Watch this short video to learn how you can prevent fires in your home this holiday season. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfuSO6cMPYM

Watch what happens when fire touches a dry tree & a well-watered tree http://www.usfa.fema.gov/prevention/outreach/holiday.html

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Posted by admin November - 1 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

On Saturday November 1, 2014, the East Herkimer Fire Department and MOVAC ambulance were dispatched to a one vehicle rollover collision on State Route 28 near Oberle Road. One patient refused treatment by MOVAC ambulance.

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Posted by admin November - 1 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

The East Herkimer Fire Department hosted its annual Halloween Party on October 31, 2014 at the station. Firefighters and Ladies Auxiliary members provided cider, doughnuts, popcorn and hot chocolate after a chilly night of Trick or Treats. Hay rides around the community were also offered free of charge.IMG_0180[1]

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Posted by admin November - 1 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

On Saturday October 18, 2014, the East Herkimer Fire Department and MOVAC ambulance responded to a one vehicle collision on State Route 28 near Oberle Road. Upon arrival, MOVAC ambulance advised that extrication of one patient was required. Patient was extricated by East Herkimer Firefighters and transported to a local hospital by MOVAC ambulance for treatment.

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Posted by admin November - 1 - 2014 ADD COMMENTS

On Tuesday October 7, 2014, the East Herkimer Fire Department and MOVAC ambulance was dispatched to a one vehicle rollover on State Route 28 near Shells Bush Road. One patient was transported by MOVAC ambulance to a local hospital for treatment.

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