September 26, 2018

3/9/2018 Fire at Wind Turbine – Press Release

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Response Data for 2017

The Hanover Fire Department Responded to 2790 calls during Calendar Year 2017. Click on the following links for more detailed information on Department call data for 2015, 2010 and 2005: 2017-Year Summary 2015-Year Summary 2010- Year Summary 2005- Year Summary … [Read more...]

Open Burning – January 15 thru April 30, 2018

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

THE IMPORTANCE OF ‘BUILDING A KIT’

FRAMINGHAM, MA – During Emergency Preparedness Month, the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) continues to highlight the importance of building an emergency kit.   “Building an emergency kit is an important component of personal and family preparedness,” states MEMA Director Kurt Schwartz. “Emergency kits should include essentials items that will help sustain you and your … [Read more...]

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) urges residents to prepare for the possible impacts of a hurricane or tropical storm. These storms can bring strong winds that cause widespread power outages.   “As we have experienced in recent … [Read more...]