Hanover Township Fire District No. 3

Cedar Knolls, NJ

ABOUT HANOVER TOWNSHIP FIRE DISTRICT NO. 3

Hanover Township Fire District No. 3 is the Fire and Rescue Services Provider for the Cedar Knolls Section of Hanover Township.  The District also provides Emergency Medical Services (EMS) for all of Hanover Township.  This District also provides Mutual Aid Fire, EMS, Rescue and Emergency Services to our neighboring communities.


The District is governed by an elected Board of Fire Commissioners.


The Fire Commissioners Handbook link


To contact the Fire District check our Contact Page


WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?

Often times people ask "What is the Difference Between the Cedar Knolls Fire Department, and Hanover Township Fire District No. 3?"  There is a very distinct difference.  These organizations are separate and distinct, and each maintains responsibilities for providing for our communities.  The question is answered here a little more completely in this excerpt from the Fire Commissioners' Handbook.


UPCOMING MEETINGS & EVENTS

BOARD OF FIRE COMMISSIONERS

The next meeting of the Board will be held

Thursday, December 20, 2018 Regular Meeting at 7:00 P.M. Agenda Page


2019 ANNUAL ELECTION

The Fire District's Annual Election will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2019 from 2:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. at the Cedar Knolls Fire Station.  Please visit our Financial and Legal Notices pages for updates on this process.


 

JOINT FIRE PREVENTION BOARD

The Next Regularly Scheduled Meeting of the Joint Fire Prevention Board Will Be Held on:

Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 6:30 P.M. at the Cedar Knolls Fire Station

Go To Joint Fire Prevention Page



COLD WEATHER SAFETY



 

WINTER IS RAPIDLY APPROACHING. 

PLEASE INSURE YOUR SAFETY WHILE USING HEATING APPLIANCES IN YOUR HOME. 

FEMA GUIDE

PLEASE ALSO INSURE THAT WHEN TRAVELING YOU DO SO SAFELY. 

AAA GUIDE

PLEASE HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY HOLIDAY SEASON!

2018 CALLS TO DATE

Month Fire  EMS
 January 65 159
 February 43 157
 March 71 157
 April 37 139
 May 51
152  
 June 52
141  
 July 57 124  
 August 63 127  
 September 71 144
 
 October 65 148  
 November      
 December      
 Total 575 1448

ANNOUNCEMENTS & BULLETINS OF INTEREST TO OUR COMMUNITY

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HOME SAFETY INFORMATION

Please visit our Helpful Links Section to view new Fire and Home Safety Links.  Our Thanks to Lisa Gonzalez of EldersCorps.Org for sharing this information!

 

NEW EMERGENCY NOTIFICATIONS SYSTEM

AlertMorris has been rolled out by the Hanover Township Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and the Morris County OEM.  AlertMorris works to better inform a dispatcher as to your particular information during an emergency call, information that you might not be able to give under duress.  AlertMorris also serves as a notification system to you for potential weather, power and other emergencies.  Visit morriscountynj.gov/about/municipalities to begin your registration.


CARBON MONOXIDE ALARMS

We are coming into that time of year where Furnaces are being used more frequently.  If you have any Propane of Natural Gas Fired appliances in your home, or if you use a wood stove or fireplace, you should be acutely aware of Carbon Monoxide.  You should have a Carbon Monoxide Detector installed in your home and should understand its use and what to do in the event of an Alarm.  Any time a Carbon Monoxide Alarm alerts, it is should be viewed as an indication of Carbon Monoxide (CO).  Co is an odorless gas, known as a silent killer.  If your alarm goes off Call 9-1-1 immediately.  Get everyone out of the house and into a safe environment.  Fire personnel will check your home for the presence of CO utilizing specialized meters.  Please visit FEMA's site for more information.  For non-emergent questions please don't hesitate to call us at (973) 267-5659 Extension 179.


PORTABLE GENERATOR SAFETY

We are approaching that time of the year where power outages might normally be expected.  If you are thinking about using a portable generator for electricity during such an event, please take a moment to read the Red Cross paperwork on generators.  As always, if you have any questions at all regarding safe operations, and we can assist, please call the Fire Station at (973) 267-5659.  If you have any concern, or think you have been or are being exposed to Carbon Monoxide, please call 9-1-1 immediately.  Please stay safe always.

Portable Generator Usage

 

BECOME A VOLUNTEER

To become a Volunteer Firefighter, Junior Firefighter or Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), or Junior EMT, or an EMS Driver, please visit the sites below.

Fire District No. 2 (Whippany)

Fire District No. 3 (Cedar Knolls)

Not from our area but still want to volunteer in emergency services? Visit makemeafirefighter.org to see what is available in your own community.

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