December 17, 2017

Winter Preparedness Tips

Winter Preparedness   A winter storm occurs when there is significant precipitation and the temperature is low enough that the precipitation forms as sleet or snow, or when rain turns to ice. A winter storm can range from freezing rain and ice, to moderate snowfall over a few hours, to a blizzard that lasts for several days. Many winter storms are accompanied by dangerously low … [Read more...]

Open Burning Season Jan 15th thru April 30th

Permit Required A permit must be obtained from the fire department by calling each day that you wish to conduct open burning.  Permits are issued between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.  The phone number to obtain a permit is 781-826-7850.   Open burning must be a minimum of 75 feet from all buildings and must be conducted between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. and … [Read more...]

Hanover Fire Department Earns $1,500 Stipend To Partner with South Shore Vocational Technical High School & Conduct Home Fire Sprinkler Demonstration For the Public On Saturday October 15, 2016 at 2:00.

  Hanover – The Hanover Fire Department was awarded a $1,500 stipend from the national nonprofit Home Fire Sprinkler Coalition (HFSC) to increase its home fire sprinkler education outreach to future homebuilding trade students by establishing a brief education program at South Shore Vocational Technical High School. The program will culminate with a live, side-by-side fire and sprinkler … [Read more...]

Should Hanover be concerned with flooding? Please read below:

THE IMPACT OF HURRICANES ON INLAND LOCATIONS                                                     Major Inland Flooding Can Be A Serious Issue                  FRAMINGHAM, MA – Hurricanes and tropical storms are not just coastal events. As we saw in 2011 with Tropical Storm Irene, the strong winds and torrential rainfall that often are associated with hurricanes and tropical storms can … [Read more...]

Extended Loss of Power, During and After a Hurricane, Is a Real Possibility

MEMA ISSUES POWER OUTAGE SAFETY TIPS Extended Loss of Power, During and After a Hurricane, Is a Real Possibility   FRAMINGHAM, MA – Throughout this hurricane season the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) continues urges residents to prepare for the possible impacts of a hurricane or tropical storm. These storms can bring strong winds that cause widespread power … [Read more...]

Open Burning Season Jan 15th thru April 30th

Permit Required A permit must be obtained from the fire department by calling each day that you wish to conduct open burning.  Permits are issued between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.  The phone number to obtain a permit is 781-826-7850.   Open burning must be a minimum of 75 feet from all buildings and must be conducted between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. and must take place on … [Read more...]

Response Data for Calendar Year 2015

The Hanover Fire Department responded to 3058 calls during 2015.   This was the busiest calendar year in Department history.       Click on the following links for more detailed information on Department run data for 2015, 2010 and 2005: 2015-Year Summary 2010- Year Summary 2005- Year Summary … [Read more...]

Cold Weather Fire Safety Warning

Fire Chief Issues Cold Weather Fire Safety Warning Fire officials issued a fire safety warning as we enter the first period of extremely cold weather this winter. “The Sub-freezing temperature dip this weekend will tax our heating and electrical systems as we try to stay warm, so a little caution can help you make you it safely through the extreme weather,” said Hanover Fire Chief Jeffrey … [Read more...]

Surplus Fire Truck for Sale

Surplus Fire Truck for sale: The Town of Hanover, Hanover Massachusetts, is offering for sale by sealed bid a 1999 E-One Fire Pumper.   Vehicle has 140,000 miles, Cummins 325 hp motor, Allison Automatic Transmission, Hale 1250 gpm pump, 500 gallon poly water tank, 10,000 kw hydraulic generator and light tower. Truck features an extruded aluminum body. Vehicle is being sold as is with no warranties … [Read more...]

Fire Safety for Older Adults

Older Adults at Greatest Risk for Fire Death Older adults, those age 65 and above, accounted for 14% of the population, but 26% of the fire deaths in 2014. They were nearly twice as likely to die in a fire. Electrical Fires Leading Cause of Fire Deaths to Older Adults Electrical fires caused 38% of the fire deaths and 15% of the fire injuries to older adults that took place in homes. Here … [Read more...]