The Mendham Fire Department is planning to host its Twelfth Night Christmas Tree Bonfire Celebration to be held at Borough Park on Sun., Jan. 8, beginning at 6:30 pm. The event will feature fun for the whole family; including holiday music and hot chocolate while offering everyone one last toast to the holiday season.
To further assist local borough residents, the Mendham Fire Department will pick up trees and bring them to the pile at Borough Park. The pick-up service is open to borough residents only. Residents who wish to have their tree picked up can go to www.mendhamfd.org/trees and fill out a form along with making a donation to the Mendham Fire Department. Residents who fill out forms must have their trees curbside by 9 a.m. on Sun., Jan. 8.
For more information on the event, log on to www.mendhamfd.org/trees.
The MFD has also offered some holiday safety tips.
Once the Christmas tree gets to a home, make a fresh cut across the tree’s base and immediately place in water. Keep the tree’s water container full at all times, checking the water level daily.
Be extra careful with electricity, all open flames and other heat sources during the holidays.
Check all Christmas tree lights, other electric decorations and electrical appliances for wear (frayed cords, for example). Do not use lights, decorations or appliances with worn electrical cords. Use only UL approved electrical decorations and extension cords.
Place the Christmas tree well away from heat registers, space heaters, fire places, wood stoves, televisions, computer monitors and other heat sources.
Place the Christmas tree clear of doors to keep the emergency escape route clear of trees, packages and furniture.
Unplug tree lights and other decorations when out of the room or sleeping.
The Mendham Fire Department has been serving the local community since 1905. Its membership has always been, and still is, comprised of volunteers from the local community. Serving and protecting roughly 5,000 people living in an area of six square miles, the department responds to an average of 150 calls per year. For more information, visit www.mendhamfd.org.