Showing posts with label fire safety. Show all posts
Showing posts with label fire safety. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Town of Franklin, MA reminds residents that you can Adopt-A-Hydrant

Town of Franklin, MA reminders residents that they can Adopt-A-Hydrant

"With our Adopt-A-Hydrant program, you can select a hydrant to clear following a snow storm and...

◼️ Help Firefighters identify hydrants and respond faster
◼️ Support neighbors who are unable to clear a hydrant
◼️ Earn community service hours"

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Town of Franklin, MA reminds residents that you can Adopt-A-Hydrant
Town of Franklin, MA reminds residents that you can Adopt-A-Hydrant

Thursday, February 10, 2022

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

#StandByYourPan - avoid residential fires on Thanksgiving

"More residential fires occur on #Thanksgiving than any other day of the year -- twice as many as the next most frequent day. 
#StandByYourPan when boiling, broiling, or frying, and use a timer when baking or roasting:"
#StandByYourPan - avoid residential fires on Thanksgiving
#StandByYourPan - avoid residential fires on Thanksgiving

Saturday, October 9, 2021

Franklin Fire SAFE Program - Practice your home escape plan

Practice your home escape plan at home with your family. Fire drills are not only for school.

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Franklin Fire SAFE Program - Practice your home escape plan
Franklin Fire SAFE Program - Practice your home escape plan

Friday, October 1, 2021

Franklin Fire SAFE Program reminds us that October is fire safety month

Franklin Fire SAFE Program reminds us that October is fire safety month
Franklin Fire SAFE Program reminds us that October is fire safety month
"Hi everyone, tomorrow is October first. Also known as the beginning of Fire Safety month. This is Sparky's favorite time of year. 
Please like, and follow us as we will have different fire safety topics throughout the month of October! 
Be SAFE Sparky"

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

“We’ll all be struggling to keep warm, but it’s important to also keep safe”

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:
"With a major winter storm rapidly bearing down on Massachusetts, safety officials are reminding residents to take safety precautions as they look to keep warm during the tempest and the expected period of arctic cold to follow. 
State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostroskey this afternoon issued safety tips to prevent fires and carbon monoxide poisoning (CO) during the storm, which the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency warns could bring blizzard conditions to eastern Massachusetts. 
“Many have already been struggling to keep warm and safely deal with frozen pipes this week,” Ostroskey said in a statement. “This upcoming storm may leave many without power.”

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“We’ll all be struggling to keep warm, but it’s important to also keep safe”
“We’ll all be struggling to keep warm, but it’s important to also keep safe”

Monday, September 1, 2014

September is Campus Fire Safety Month

Did you know that September is Campus Fire Safety Month? With students returning to college campuses within and outside the state, including Franklin's Dean College, it makes sense.
Summer is coming to an end and a new school year is about to begin. As students return to campus and off-campus apartments across Massachusetts, the state designates September Campus Fire Safety Month. Through fire safety education, the Commonwealth aims to reduce occurrences of fire and the resulting losses of life or property damage. 
According to the Department of Fire Services (DFS), 39 Massachusetts civilians died due to fires in 2012. In fact,69% of all residential building fires originated in the kitchen due to unsafe cooking practices that year. blog on fire safety blog on fire safety
Continue reading the MA Gov blog article here to find out the fire safety tips they provide

Sunday, January 12, 2014

"help achieve safer homes and schools"

The Milford Daily News reports that Franklin has received some safety grants.
The town has been awarded $5,786 and $3,218, respectively, in grant funding through the Student Awareness of Fire Education (S.A.F.E.) and Senior SAFE Programs for the 2014 fiscal year. 
The funding will support fire safety education programs for students and seniors in Franklin. 
State Senators Richard Ross, R-Wrentham and Karen Spilka, D-Ashland, and State Rep. Jeffrey Roy, D-Franklin, announced the awards Friday. 
In a statement, Ross said: “The S.A.F.E. Program has a longstanding history of success in educating Massachusetts children about fire safety and prevention. With the creation of the Senior SAFE Program, I hope that we are able to build upon that success and reach new populations with a high risk of fire-related injury and death.”
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Thursday, December 27, 2012

"the fire inside was not fully extinguished"

Having the proper tool often makes the job much easier. In this case, having the proper tool allowed the firefighters to get at the fire without taking down the whole wall.
McCarraher said that when firefighters arrived, they could only see smoke because the fire itself was fragmented and hidden inside the wall. So they used a thermal imaging camera to locate any hot spots. 
Such cameras allow firefighters to see clumps of heat through darkness and smoke by capturing infrared radiation. 
Once the firefighters pinpointed the pockets of heat, they broke through the wall to put the flames out, McCarraher said.

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Monday, March 5, 2012

"don’t want the public to be put in harm’s way"

“There is such a variety of fireworks, so it would be very difficult to monitor what exactly they’re firing off,” Goodale said. “We have solid guidelines and regulations for burning brush, but it would be difficult with fireworks.” 
Franklin Fire Chief Gary McCarraher said tragic accidents result from fireworks, including burns, loss of limbs and sight. 
“We have to factor all these injuries into the debate over fireworks. They have a large impact,” McCarraher said. “It’s always difficult to offset tragedies with creating jobs and bringing in revenue. It’s not worth the risk.”

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

"we're at the point where that's no longer possible"

But the budget cuts that took effect July 1 caused the department to drop from 10 on-duty firefighters to nine. Three firefighters are left in the King Street station on a fire engine, but everyone else has been moved into the downtown station, which, Allen said, has caused problems already. 
"Am I concerned? Absolutely. I continue to advocate the best system is an ambulance and an engine in each fire station," Fire Chief Gary McCarraher said at the Sept. 14 Town Council meeting. "We can't afford that right now, and we're doing the best we can with what we've got." 
At that meeting, McCarraher said response times could be delayed, but he does not have conclusive evidence yet after going through less than two months of data. 
"The simple, brass tacks are we have been cut year after year," Allen said. "We need the public to know that we are having a difficult time helping them."

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Friday, January 28, 2011

Clear Snow Away From Furnace Pipes (video)

A public service contribution from Bill Glynn on the need to keep your furnace pipes clear of snow.

Thanks for sharing this Bill!

Note: For email subscribers, you will need to click through to Franklin Matters to view this video.

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Monday, September 13, 2010

Real time reporting - Planning Board - 9/13/10

The YMCA discussion is tied around parking and public safety. The facility has exceeded the calculation for parking by over 300 cars with their expansions and exceptions. They are looking to expand further to retain membership (which would also increase parking requirements).

Could the Fire Dept visit on a weekend and report back on the situation? Would they be able to get equipment up the hill through the parked cars?

The Planning Board is in a tough spot; they appreciate the work and services that the Y provides but the parking and safety considerations are a considerable issue.

Need to verify what the occupancy of the building is? One had 480 and another had 720. The number drives the parking requirements so the difference is significant and needs to be resolved. Complicated by the fact the entrance from National Drive is across private property where the Y has an easement and access for safety (the second entrance).

Meeting minutes accepted for June 7, June 21, July 12 (as amended), and July 26.

Application for 216 East Central withdrawn without prejudice, motion to accept, passed.


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