Mayor Michael Dachisen and the Township Council would like to congratulate the Rockaway Township Fire Prevention Bureau.
At the December 3rd Town Council Meeting Fire Marshal Craig Babcock announced that for the 3rd consecutive year the Rockaway Township Fire Prevention Bureau has completed by November 30 all annual inspections. That is not only the 94 Life Hazard Use inspections required by the New Jersey Division of Fire Safety but also all 335 other annual inspections which include all schools, all small businesses, all churches, and all multi-family dwellings. He stated that he believes that this continues to make Rockaway Township somewhat unique among the 565 municipalities in the State of New Jersey. As Chief of the Fire Prevention Bureau he said that he is justifiably proud of the work that the Bureau inspectors do to keep the township residents as well as people who work here and pass through as Fire Safe as possible.
The holiday season is the most popular time for home decoration. FirstEnergy's (NYSE: FE) utilities hope you will enjoy this festive season with family and friends while also remembering a few tips to ensure your holiday lighting displays remain safe throughout the season.
Outdoor Lighting Safety
Check all lights for frayed wires or areas where insulation has pulled away from plugs or sockets. Discard and replace any damaged light strings.
Take extra care using a ladder to install lights – avoid contact with overhead wires and make sure the ladder is placed on solid, level ground that isn't slippery.
Ensure that tacks or nails used to hold light strings do not pierce any insulation on wires or light sockets.
Use only extension cords that are approved for outdoor use. These cords must meet rigorous safety standards that indoor cords may not meet.
Outdoor lights, inflatables and other decorations should be plugged into outlets protected by ground fault interrupters. ... [more]