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Smoke Detector Recall

About 1.2 million smoke alarms have been recalled in the United States and about 112,000 in Canada due to alarm failures after power outages.

The recalled models include:

  • Kidde residential smoke alarm model i12010S with manufacture dates between Dec. 18, 2013 and May 13, 2014
  • Combination smoke/CO alarm il2010SCO with manufacture dates between Dec. 30, 2013 and May 13, 2014
  • Combination smoke/CO alarm model KN-COSM-IBA with manufacture date between Oct. 22, 2013 and May 13, 2014

The alarms look like a typical white, round smoke alarm and they are about 5 to 6 inches in diameter with the word Kidde engraved on it.

So far, no injuries have been reported. The company suggests that customers contact Kidde for a free replacement alarm, but continue to use existing alarms until the replacement is installed.

These alarms were sold at online and at several retailers including CED, City Electric Supply, HD Supply, Home Depot, and Menards Inc. for between $30 and $50.

For more on the recall:

Beach Safety

With Summer ending... and fall upon us, here are some things to think about...

Home Heating Tips

No matter what type of device you use to heat your home, making sure your heating devices and/or systems are in good working order is an important part of learning some fall fire safety tips. Many things can go wrong with heating equipment during the spring and summer months. Verify that everything you need to keep your home warm throughout fall and winter is in good working order before you experience the first cold snap of the season.

Central Heating System Safety Tips

  • Get your central heating system cleaned, inspected and serviced by a certified HVAC (heating, venting and air conditioning) contractor every year before using it.
  • If you have a gas heater, make sure that you have a sufficient quantity of fully functioning carbon monoxide detectors installed in your home.

Space Heater Safety Tips

  • Make sure that any space heaters are surrounded by at least three feet of empty space.
  • Never place clothing or any other objects on a space heater to dry.
  • Do not place space heaters near furniture or drapery.
  • Turn space heaters off when you leave the house or go to bed.
  • Avoid storing any combustible items near heaters.

Fireplace Safety Tips

  • Get your chimney inspected each year to make sure that it is safe.
  • Hire a chimney sweep to clean out your chimney every fall.
  • Repair any cracks in fireplaces.
  • Use fireplace screens to keep sparks and fire debris inside the fireplace.
  • Do not every use gasoline to start a fire in the fireplace.
  • Never leave a fire unattended.
  • Make sure that combustible materials are not stored within three feet of your fireplace.
  • For natural gas fireplaces, get all connections and lines inspected before use each season.
  • Remember that outdoor fireplaces can be just as dangerous as indoor units, and observe all safety precautions when using them.

What's New
WFD/WPD Memorial Golf Tournament

The Annual Watertown Fire/Police Memorial Golf Tournament is back!!!

September 15th, 2014

see link at the top of the page or click below

Passing of Retired Lt James Kelly

Local 1347 regrets to announce the passing of Retired Fire Lieutentant James Kelly

Visitation Friday, April 25, 2014


Nikerson-Bourne Funeral Home

154 Route 6A

Sandwich MA 02563

 Mass will be held on Saturday at 12PM

Corpus Christi Parish, 324 Quaker Meeting House Rd. East Sandwich.

Bruins Raffle to benefit Walsh-Kennedy Memorial Fund

Support the fallen heroes from the Boston Fire Department by purchasing your raffle tickets for a chance to win four (4) glass seats tickets to see the Boston Bruins take on the Buffalo Sabres this Saturday, April 12th at 12:30pm at the TD Garden. 

Proceeds will benefit the Lieutenant Walsh-Firefighter Kennedy Memorial Fund, which has been created to assist the
families impacted by the recent tragedy in the Back Bay.

Entry Deadline/Time
4/11/2014 2:00:00 PM

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