New Canaan Fire Marshal on ‘Grilling Safety’

Outdoor grilling remains one of the most popular ways to cook food. A grill placed close to anything that can burn is a fire hazard. Over 10,000 home fires are started by grills on a yearly average. 64% of all US households own at least one outdoor BBQ, grill or smoker. Propane and charcoal BBQ grills should only be used outdoors.

Fire Marshal: NCFD Responded to Two CO Incidents Sunday

The New Canaan Fire Department responded to two carbon monoxide as incidents on Sunday night caused by cars left running in the garage. The CO levels that were found in the house could be dangerous and cause serious health effects. One person was transported to the hospital for evaluation. Today’s technologies of remote staring and keyless fobs present challenges. A driver does not have to turn and remove a key from the ignition to turn off the vehicle.

New Canaan Fire Marshal: Spring Ahead – Fall Back

This year daylight savings time comes early on Sunday March 10, 2024 at 2:00 AM.  In concert with the nation wide “Change Your Clocks – Change Your Batteries” campaign the New Canaan Fire Marshal’s Office and New Canaan Fire Department want to remind everyone that this is the time to change the batteries in your smoke detectors. On Saturday, March 9, 2024 fire fighters will again be offering free batteries to New Canaan residents (3 per household please) at Fire Headquarters at 60 Main Street from 9:00 am-5:00 pm.  Additionally, residents who are unable to change their own batteries due to age or disability may call the Fire Department at
203-594-3140 to arrange for fire fighters to come to your residence for assistance. Due to the high occurrence of false alarms plaguing the department the
New Canaan Fire Department would like to take this opportunity to remind residents with automatic fire alarm systems to please have them serviced by certified alarm technicians. This will ensure proper operation and help us to reduce false alarms.
If anyone has any questions or concerns about these or other fire safety topics pleased contact the New Canaan Fire Marshal’s Office at 203-594-3030.

New Canaan Fire Marshal: Change Your Clocks, Change Your Batteries

This Sunday November 5 at 2 am marks the end of daylight savings. We will “fall back” moving the clock to 1 am, gaining an extra hour of sleep. The New Canaan Fire Marshal’s Office and the New Canaan Fire Department want to remind everyone this is the perfect time to change the batteries in your smoke detectors. By being proactive this also helps avoid that annoying “chirp” that inevitably starts at 3 in the morning! 

Smoke alarms with non-replaceable 10 year batteries are designed to remain effective for up to 10 years. If the alarm chirps indicating a low battery, replace the entire smoke alarm right away.