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The Township of Cedar Grove/Cedar Grove PD
Thursday August 6th, 2020 :: 10:25 a.m. EDT


The Cedar Grove Fire Dept. recommends you check and replace the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

If your electrical power is out check your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Make sure they are still powered. If your electrical power has been restored, replace the batteries in the detectors. The batteries have run down over the period of the outage and should be replace with fresh ones for the best protection and will avoid unintentional false alarms.

Portable Generator Safety
• Never use a generator indoors or in enclosed spaces such as garages, crawl spaces, and basements. NOTE: Open windows and doors may NOT prevent CO from building up when a generator is located in an enclosed space.
• Make sure a generator has 3 to 4 feet of clear space on all sides and above it to ensure adequate ventilation.
• Do not use a generator outdoors if its placement near doors, windows, and vents could allow CO to enter and build up in occupied spaces.
• If you or others show symptoms of CO poisoning—dizziness, headaches, nausea, tiredness—get to fresh air immediately and seek medical attention. Do not re-enter the area until it is determined to be safe by trained and properly equipped personnel.
• Generators become hot while running and remain hot for long periods after they are stopped. Generator fuels (gasoline,kerosene, etc.) can ignite when spilled on hot engine parts.
• Before refueling, shut down the generator and allow it to cool.
• Gasoline and other generator fuels should be stored and transported in approved containers that are properly designed and marked for their contents, and vented.
• Keep fuel containers away from flame producing and heat generating devices (such as the generator itself, water heaters, cigarettes, lighters, and matches). Do not smoke around fuel containers. Escaping vapors or vapors from spilled materials can travel long distances to ignition sources.
• Do not store generator fuels in your home. Store fuels away from living areas.
• Shocks and electrocution from improper use of power or accidentally energizing other electrical systems can occure. The electricity created by generators has the same hazards as normal utility-supplied electricity. It also has some additional hazards because generator users often bypass the safety devices (such as circuit breakers) that are built into electrical systems.

The Township of Cedar Grove/Cedar Grove PD
525 Pompton Ave
Cedar Grove, NJ 07009

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 973-239-4100

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