Birkenhead Fire Station

Community Organisation

Birkenhead Fire Station
154 Mokoia Road
Chatswood
Auckland 0626
368 days ago

Daylight Saving Starts This Weekend!!

Birkenhead Fire Station

Daylight Saving starts this weekend....2:00am Sunday 29 September 2019!!
Fire and Emergency New Zealand urges people to clean, check and test their smoke alarms at the same time they move their clocks forward for Daylight Saving.
For more information follow the link below.
In an emergency … View more
Daylight Saving starts this weekend....2:00am Sunday 29 September 2019!!
Fire and Emergency New Zealand urges people to clean, check and test their smoke alarms at the same time they move their clocks forward for Daylight Saving.
For more information follow the link below.
In an emergency situation DIAL 111.

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378 days ago

Daylight Saving Starts Sunday 29 September 2019!!

Birkenhead Fire Station

Just under two weeks to go before Daylight Saving starts Sunday 29 September 2019!!
Fire and Emergency New Zealand urges people to clean, check and test their smoke alarms at the same time they move their clocks forward for Daylight Saving.
For more information follow the link below.
In an … View more
Just under two weeks to go before Daylight Saving starts Sunday 29 September 2019!!
Fire and Emergency New Zealand urges people to clean, check and test their smoke alarms at the same time they move their clocks forward for Daylight Saving.
For more information follow the link below.
In an emergency situation DIAL 111.

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434 days ago

Smoke Alarms Save Lives!! We Urge You To Install And Maintain Yours!!

Birkenhead Fire Station

Install and maintain functioning smoke alarms in your home to help keep you and your family safe from fire.
Consider purchasing long-life photoelectric smoke alarms. These will give up to 10 years of smoke detection without battery replacements. However, you should still test and clean them … View more
Install and maintain functioning smoke alarms in your home to help keep you and your family safe from fire.
Consider purchasing long-life photoelectric smoke alarms. These will give up to 10 years of smoke detection without battery replacements. However, you should still test and clean them regularly to make sure they are working correctly.
For further advice and assistance, contact your local fire station.
Birkenhead Fire Station: 419 4011
Takapuna Fire Station: 440 9594
In an emergency situation DIAL 111.

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498 days ago

Winter Fire Safety

Birkenhead Fire Station

Daylight saving has ended and it’s time to get your winter coat, electric blanket and heater from out of the cupboard.
Just like summer, winter brings its own unique set of fire dangers.
Follow these fire safety tips to help keep you and your family safe and warm.
Fireplaces and chimneys:
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Daylight saving has ended and it’s time to get your winter coat, electric blanket and heater from out of the cupboard.
Just like summer, winter brings its own unique set of fire dangers.
Follow these fire safety tips to help keep you and your family safe and warm.
Fireplaces and chimneys:
• Clean chimneys and flues before your first fire of the season.
• Always use a fireguard or spark-guard with open fires.
• Never throw rubbish into the fireplace - particularly batteries and aerosol cans.
• Ashes can take up to five days to cool - always empty fireplace or wood burner ashes and ashtrays into a metal bin and pour water over them before disposal.
• Before going to sleep, make sure your fireplace fire is out.
Electric blankets:
• If your electric blanket or cord is showing any signs of wear, have it checked by a competent service person or have it replaced. Don’t take the risk.
• Always make sure that your electric blanket is switched off before getting into bed.
• Never use pins or sharp objects to secure the electric blanket to the bed and never tuck it in under the bed.
• If the blanket becomes soiled, sponge it lightly and allow to dry naturally on a flat surface. Do not dry-clean or use a washing machine or spin dryer. When putting your electric blanket away for summer, don’t fold it, roll it.
Heaters and clothes dryers:
After kitchen fires, fires involving heating and drying are the next most common reason the Fire and Emergency New Zealand is called out.
• Remember the heater-metre rule - always keep furniture, curtains, clothes and children at least one metre away from heaters and fireplaces.
• Don’t store objects on top of your heating appliance.
• Never cover heating appliances.
• Don’t overload clothes dryers and clean the lint filter after each load cycle.
Portable LPG gas heaters:
When using gas heaters please take a few moments to consider the following safety precautions - they may save a life.
• Make sure the ceramic heater element is not broken or chipped and that the element guard is in place.
• Check to see that the hose is in good condition and doesn’t show any signs of damage or wear.
• If the heater does not light straight away, turn it off and then try again.
• Don’t let the gas build up before trying to relight it.
• Always have fresh air coming into the room where a gas heater is in use.
• Have your heater serviced every 12 months.

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498 days ago

Children Under 5 - Home Fire Safety Check

Birkenhead Fire Station

Birkenhead Fire Station is currently running a promotion in conjunction with participating pre-schools and kindergartens in your area.
This initiative is targeting families with children under the age of 5 - Children being one of Fire and Emergency New Zealands' At Risk Groups.
Should you want… View more
Birkenhead Fire Station is currently running a promotion in conjunction with participating pre-schools and kindergartens in your area.
This initiative is targeting families with children under the age of 5 - Children being one of Fire and Emergency New Zealands' At Risk Groups.
Should you want to receive a visit from Birkenhead firefighters, uplift a form from your childs' care centre or contact Birkenhead Fire Station directly.
We will take you through a list of important fire safety tips to help you to keep you, your family and your home safe from fire.

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