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DANGEROUS COLD FOLLOWED BY THE POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATING SNOW MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY

 

Issued by The National Weather ServicePhiladelphia, PA

Sun, Feb 15, 8:58 pm EST

 

  • … WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM EST MONDAY… … WINTER STORM WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY EVENING THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING…
  • * HAZARD TYPES… DANGEROUS COLD, THEN POTENTIALLY SIGNIFICANT ACCUMULATING SNOW MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY.
  • * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS… 5 TO 8 INCHES POSSIBLE.
  • * WIND CHILL VALUES… AS LOW AS 15 TO 20 DEGREES BELOW ZERO.
  • * TIMING… THE LOWEST WIND CHILL VALUES WILL OCCUR LATER TONIGHT INTO EARLY MONDAY MORNING. SNOW SHOULD OVERSPREAD THE AREA MONDAY EVENING BEFORE TAPERING OFF AROUND MIDDAY TUESDAY. THERE COULD BE A PERIOD OF HEAVY SNOW.
  • * TEMPERATURES… DROPPING TO 1 BELOW TO 4 ABOVE ZERO THROUGH EARLY MONDAY MORNING.
  • * WIND… NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.
  • * IMPACTS… THE DANGEROUSLY COLD CONDITIONS MAY LEAD TO FROSTBITE AND HYPOTHERMIA IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN. AN ACCUMULATING SNOWFALL MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY COULD RESULT IN HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS.
  • * VISIBILITIES… REDUCED TO ONE HALF MILE OR LESS AT TIMES MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY MORNING.
  • PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…
  • A WIND CHILL ADVISORY MEANS THAT VERY COLD AIR AND BRISK WINDS WILL COMBINE TO GENERATE LOW WIND CHILL VALUES. FROSTBITE AND HYPOTHERMIA MAY OCCUR IF PRECAUTIONS ARE NOT TAKEN. IF YOU MUST VENTURE OUTDOORS, MAKE SURE TO DRESS IN LAYERS AND COVER EXPOSED SKIN.
  • A WINTER STORM WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR SIGNIFICANT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS THAT MAY IMPACT TRAVEL. CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE LATEST FORECASTS.

Jackco Transnational Recalls ZETA Battery Pack Due to Fire Hazard

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Units

About 5,000

Description

The ZETA by Jackco Pocket Jump Starter – Deluxe Set contains a battery pack used to jump start vehicles and charge cell phones, tablets, laptops and other devices. The set comes in a black canvas case with red trim and a black handle. When closed, the case measures about 9 inches long by 8.5 inches wide by 3 inches deep and weighs about 2 pounds. The interior is black with mesh pockets. ZETA is printed on the front of the case in red and blue letters. The set includes mini jump clamps, universal cable for laptop charging, 12V accessory cable and USB cable with adapters.  The battery pack has three Power Ports – 19 Volt, 12 Volt and 5 Volt — and can be plugged into an AC wall outlet or a 12-volt car charger for recharging. The lithium-ion battery pack is white and 6 inches long by 3 inches wide by 1 inch deep. A silver product label with Model Number ZT50420 printed in black is found on the backside of the recalled battery pack. Under this product label is a second product label containing the date code:  XM201407XXXXXX, which translates to July 2014, the date of manufacturing.

Incidents/Injuries

Jackco Transnational has received 487 reports of battery failure, and two reports of a fire resulting in property damage. No injuries have been reported.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Pocket Jump Starter and contact Jackco Transnational for instructions on how to dispose of the product and how to obtain a refund for the purchase price. Consumers without a receipt will receive $110.

Sold at

Retailers nationwide and at Amazon.com from July 2014 to January 2015 for between $110 and $140.

Importer(s)

Jackco Transnational, Inc., of Azusa, California.

Manufactured in

China

For more information visit the US Consumer Products Safety Commission

System Sensor Recalls Combination Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Detectors Due to Carbon Monoxide Hazard

Recall Details

Units

About 1,450

Description

This recall involves System Sensor i4 series combination carbon monoxide/smoke detector models COSMO-2W and COSMO-4W manufactured between 9/3/14 and 9/13/14. The detectors are round, white, and measure about 5.5 inches in diameter. Recalled units have date codes 4091 or 4092 printed on the lower left-hand corner of the label affixed to the back of the product and on the packaging.

Incidents/Injuries

None reported.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately contact System Sensor to obtain a free replacement combination CO/smoke detector. Consumers should keep using the recalled detectors until replacement detectors are installed.

Sold at

Security equipment dealers nationwide during September 2014 for about $75.

Manufacturer(s)

System Sensor, of St. Charles, Ill.

Manufactured in

Mexico

For more information visit the US Consumer Products Safety Commission

Millville Fire Department Participates in Operation 6abc: Save A Life

Posted by on Feb 13, 2015 in Latest Events | No Comments

savealife2014On February 6, 2015, Chief Kurt Hess, accompanied by Chief Don Hundt and Chief Wayne Carter, participated in the 23rd annual Operation 6abc: Save A Life campaign.  To distribute to the citizens of Millville, Millville Fire received 40 Kidde smoke detectors which have a pre-installed, non-removable 10 year battery.  This is the 3rd year that the MFD has participated in the program and is grateful to 6abc and their sponsors for their generosity. If you or someone you know in the City of Millville, needs a smoke detector, please call or stop by the Millville Fire Department or you can make an E-Request to receive a free detector.

For more information on Operation 6abc: Save A Life:   Information on Operation 6abc: Save A Life

Coverage of the detector distribution (catch a glimpse of the chiefs in the video): Coverage of Detector Distribution

Thank you, again, to the sponsors:

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Photos of Chief Hess, Chief Hundt, Chief Carter and Chief Pagnini with Karen Rogers:

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Kidde Recalls Disposable Plastic Fire Extinguishers Due to Failure to Discharge

Kidde Recalls Disposable Plastic Fire Extinguishers Due to Failure to Discharge

 

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Kidde plastic valve disposable fire extinguishers

Hazard: A faulty valve component can cause the disposable fire extinguishers not to fully discharge when the lever is repeatedly pressed and released during a fire emergency, posing a risk of injury.

Remedy: Replace Consumers should immediately contact Kidde for a replacement fire extinguisher.

Consumer Contact: Kidde toll-free at (855) 283-7991 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.kidde.com and click on Safety Notice for more information.

Follow this link for more information: Kidde Fire Extinguisher Recall

 

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Quaker Street, Port Elizabeth – Mutual Aid Dwelling Fire

Posted by on Jan 26, 2015 in Dwelling Fires, Latest Events | No Comments

Millville Fire Department was called to assist Port Elizabeth Fire Company with a two alarm dwelling fire on January 11, 2015.  See photos below and watch the video on YouTube.

 

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Watch vs. Warning

A Severe Weather Watch alerts viewers that conditions are favorable for the development of severe weather. A Severe Weather Warning means that severe weather is occurring, imminent, or likely in the location indicated and is a threat to life and property. People in the warning area need to take action immediately. Severe Weather Watches and Warnings are issued by the National Weather Service

Keep Millville Fire and Millville OEM Informed During an Emergency

Millville Fire and Millville OEM continuously scan the social media for photos, tweets, and posts for citywide updates from our followers/citizens  .  If you are posting to facebook, twitter, instagram, and/or google+, use the following hashtags to make it easier for us to keep track of happenings throughout the city.  The social media sites are not a substitute for 911 during emergencies.  They are just another way for MFD and Millville OEM to stay in contact with the citizens of Millville.

#MillvilleNJwx – weather updates

#MillvilleNJtraffic – Traffic issues

#MillvilleNJpower –  Utility issues

#MillvilleNJFire – Anything that you would want the fire department to be aware of

#MillvilleNJOEM – Anything that you would want the OEM to be aware of that doesn’t fit the other hashtags

#MillvilleNJ – General posts about the city

As always, we invite you to follow us on Twitter (@MillvilleNJOEM and @MillvilleFDNJ), Google+ (MillvilleNJOEM and MillvilleFDNJ, and Instagram (MillvilleNJ.OEM)

Fire Prevention Poster Contest – Win A Computer!

Seven personal computers will be given to the grand prize winners of the 2014-2015 Fire Prevention Poster Contest sponsored by NJ Department of Community Affairs Division of Fire Safety and the NJ State Fire Prevention and Protection Association.

Information on the contest was sent out to each Millville elementary school in September, 2014 and a reminder was sent out to the schools at the beginning of the year.  Unfortunately, Millville Fire has not received any calls that there are any posters to pick up for judging.

We are extending the collection date to February 6.  If your child has a poster that they would like to submit, contact their school representative or FF Christine Tonetta at Millville Fire Department at 856-327-3334.

See contest rules below.

Fire Prevention Poster Contest Rules

3rd and D Streets – Vacant Dwelling Fire

Posted by on Jan 22, 2015 in Dwelling Fires, Latest Events | No Comments

On January 12 at approximately 11 PM, Station 30 firefighters were dispatched to a reported working dwelling fire.  Upon arrival, Engine 34 found heavy fire on the front porch extending into the first floor of the vacant structure.   The decision to go defensive was made and the blitzforce was put into service.  A second alarm was activated, recalling all off-duty firefighters.  The fire was brought under control at 1:47 AM and the scene was cleared at 3:14 AM.  This fire is under investigation.

Below Photos Courtesy of Dale Wettstein, Company Photographer

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