Site

Facebook
We Need Your Help

Dispatch
Listen Live


There are currently no events

Members Email
Use of Website Material:

Duplication of text, photos, or any other content on this website is prohibited without permission of BHFD. If you have questions, please contact our webmaster.

Halloween Safety!
Email Email Print Print PDF PDF RSS RSS Facebook Google+ Twitter

By Assistant Chief Alexander Dennett
October 31, 2018

Children dressed in costumes excitedly running door to door to trick-or-treat, festive decorations like glowing jack-o-lanterns, paper ghosts and dried cornstalks adorning front porches – these are some of the classic hallmarks of Halloween that make the holiday special for kids and adults alike.

Unfortunately, these Halloween symbols and activities can also present lurking fire risks that have the potential to become truly scary. But by planning ahead, you can help make this Halloween a fire-safe one. Taking simple fire safety precautions like keeping decorations far away from open flames and using battery-operated candles or glow-sticks in jack-o-lanterns can help ensure your holiday remains festive and fun!

The Bedford Hills Fire Department reminds everyone to have a spooky and SAFE Halloween!!

Halloween by the numbers:


• From 2009-2013, decorations were the item first ignited in an estimated average of 860 reported home structure fires per year.
• Nearly half of decoration fires in homes occurred because the decorations were too close to a heat source.
• These fires caused an estimated average of one civilian death, 41 civilian injuries and $13 million in direct property damage per year.
• Forty-one percent of these incidents were started by candles; one-fifth began in the living room, family room, or den.

Courtesy of the NFPA

Attachments:
Attachment Pumpkin Template.pdf  (673k)
 
No Caption
No Caption
 
No Caption
 


 

Comment Comment 0 Comment(s)




2018 Incidents
Jan 42
Feb 38
Mar 88
Apr 26
May 44
Jun 37
Jul 45
Aug 45
Sep 41
Oct 58
Nov 28
Dec 0
Total 492

Incident Total
2017 482
2016 432
2015 402
2014 428
2013 374
2012 471
2011 471
2010 323
2009 310

Web Counters
Website Visitors
Since
October 4, 2004
1,862,579
Visitors Today
Nov 16, 2018
124
Website Designed and Hosted By: Content Proudly Maintained By: Contact Info:
Firehouse Solutions
www.FirehouseSolutions.com
Bedford Hills Fire Department
332 Bedford Road
Bedford Hills, New York, 10507

Emergency Dial 911
General: 914-666-8253
Chief: 914-666-4112
E-mail: info@bedfordhillsfd.org
Copyright © 2018 Firehouse Solutions (A Service of Technology Reflections, Inc.)