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Candle Safety Tips from the NFPA PDF Print E-mail

"Candle Safety" and lit candleThe holiday season is upon us and with it come the risks of candle fires. The Montclair Fire Department has already responded to a number of candle fires this season.

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reports that an estimated 10,630 home structure fires are started by candles each year. On average 29 home fires started by candles are called in every day across the country. The fires have approximately 115 deaths, 903 civilian injuries and resulted in over $418 million in property damage.

Incident/Fire Report Request Form PDF Print E-mail

To request a copy of your incident/fire report, please complete an Open Public Records Act request form (OPRA) and return it to the Fire Chief’s Office by faxing it to 973-744-8801, emailing it to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or mailing it to the Township of Montclair Fire Department, Attention: Fire Chief’s Office, One Pine Street, Montclair, NJ 07042.

Please allow at least forty-eight (48) hours to process. Should you have further questions, please call The Montclair Fire Department at 973-509-4761.

Propane Gas Grill and Range Safety Tips PDF Print E-mail

Propane Grill Do's:

  • Always use the grill outdoors in a well-ventilated area. Do not bring propane cylinders indoors or into an enclosed space such as a garage or basement.
  • Always follow all of the manufacturer's instructions and keep written materials and manuals in a safe, accessible place.
  • Make sure the grill burner controls are turned off. Keep the cylinder valve closed when not in use.
  • Make sure the gas grill is shut off and cooled off before covering your grill after use.
Portable Generator Hazards PDF Print E-mail

A Factsheet on Portable Generator Safety

ortable generators are useful when temporary or remote electric power is needed, but they can be hazardous. The primary hazards to avoid when using them are carbon monoxide

poisoning, electric shock or electrocution, and fire. The U. S. Fire Administration (USFA) would like you to know that there are simple steps you can take to prevent the loss of life and property resulting from improper use of portable generators.


Fire Safety Checklist PDF Print E-mail

Fire Safety

1. Have you created a home evacuation plan with your family that includes two ways out of each room in the home, and a meeting place outside?

2. Is the home evacuation plan practiced two times per year?

3. Are keys for dead bolt locks available?

4. Is the furnace/fireplace/flue pipe clean and inspected annually by a professional?

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