Glen Eden Fire Station

Community Organisation

Glen Eden Fire Station
4 Glenview Road
Glen Eden
Auckland 0602
649 days ago

Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives!!!!

Glen Eden Fire Station

Working smoke alarms save lives.
Make sure that you install and maintain long-life photoelectric smoke alarms in your home to help keep you and your family safe from fire.
Don't keep putting it off, do it now!!!!
For advice and assistance, contact your local fire station.
In an emergency, DIAL… View more
Working smoke alarms save lives.
Make sure that you install and maintain long-life photoelectric smoke alarms in your home to help keep you and your family safe from fire.
Don't keep putting it off, do it now!!!!
For advice and assistance, contact your local fire station.
In an emergency, DIAL 111.

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657 days ago

Home Fire Safety Checks

Glen Eden Fire Station

Do you want to make sure your home is fire safe? Here's a quick and easy checklist you can use to spot any risks or hazards that might cause a fire. Follow the link below.

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712 days ago

Summer Outdoor Fire Safety

Glen Eden Fire Station

A Glen Eden family had a lucky escape during the early hours of Monday morning. The occupants had taken advantage of a spell of great summer weather to enjoy their first barbeque for the season.
They had retired around 11:30pm and had woken around 3:00am to the sound of ‘popping’. This is when … View more
A Glen Eden family had a lucky escape during the early hours of Monday morning. The occupants had taken advantage of a spell of great summer weather to enjoy their first barbeque for the season.
They had retired around 11:30pm and had woken around 3:00am to the sound of ‘popping’. This is when they discovered the deck well involved in fire. Fire crews discovered that the cause of the fire was due to a non extinguished anti-mosquito stick. The stick had been wedged between decking timber similar set up to that in the photo.
It's important to remember to fully extinguish and cool any burning and hot objects of this type including candles before you go to bed by placing them in a metal bucket full of water.
Watch out for those mosquitoes!

729 days ago

BBQs and Gas Cylinders

Glen Eden Fire Station

The great NZ summer weather is fast approaching????!!!!
Many Kiwi homes have a gas-powered BBQ outside. These are great for cooking during the summer, but can also pose a fire risk if not stored and maintained correctly.
Here are some tips for reducing the risk of fire when using BBQs and gas … View more
The great NZ summer weather is fast approaching????!!!!
Many Kiwi homes have a gas-powered BBQ outside. These are great for cooking during the summer, but can also pose a fire risk if not stored and maintained correctly.
Here are some tips for reducing the risk of fire when using BBQs and gas cylinders.
The soap bubble test:
A common cause of BBQ fires is gas leaking from where the BBQ hose fits into the cylinder valve.
Whenever you connect a gas cylinder to a BBQ, make sure it's hand tight. You can do this by turning the gas cylinder on, and then pouring a little soapy solution (1/4 cup of water and a squirt of liquid suds) over the valve.
If any bubbles are created you may have a gas leak. Turn the valve off and replace the cylinder O-ring.
BBQs
• BBQs are potentially dangerous when used carelessly or when consuming excessive amounts of alcohol. Treat your BBQ the same way you would a stove: don't drink and fry, and avoid leaving cooking unattended.
• Ensure you regularly check and maintain any fittings and connections. Use the soap bubble test to make sure there are no leaks.
• Leave plenty of clear space around the BBQ. Make sure there is no nearby debris that could catch fire.
• Supervise children at all times when using the BBQ.
• Remove all excess fat from the BBQ after each use.
Gas cylinders
• Use the soap bubble test to make sure gas cylinders are secure and not leaking.
• Make sure the cylinder is turned off when you've finished using it.
• Have all gas appliances serviced according to manufacturer instructions.
• Store and install cylinders in an upright position.

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749 days ago

BE SAFE, STAY SAFE With Your Fireworks This Weekend!!!!

Glen Eden Fire Station

BE SAFE, STAY SAFE with your fireworks this weekend!
Follow the link for important fireworks related fire safety tips!

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