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Winter Storm Season is Quickly Approaching. Brewster Fire And MEMA Offer the Following Tips to Ensure You Are Well PreparedBefore a Winter Storm• Ensure your vehicle is ready for safe winter driving. Keep the gas tank at least half-full, have a Winter Emergency Car Kit in the trunk, and make sure all parts of vehicle are ready for winter: wipers, tires, etc.• Build an emergency kit for disasters that contains items that will sustain you & your family's specific needs if you are not able to leave your home. • Ensure your home is ready for winter. Remove dead or rotting trees and branches around your home that could fall and cause injury or damage. Ensure your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are working and have fresh batteries.• Prepare for power outages by charging cell phones and electronics and setting your refrigerator and freezer to their coldest settings. If you use electricity to get well water, fill your bathtub with water to use for flushing toilets.During a Winter Storm• Drivers are encouraged to stay off the road if they can during the storm. If you must travel, clear snow off your vehicle, maintain a safe distance, take it slow, give yourself extra time & #DontCrowdThePlow. • Stay inside if possible during the storm when conditions may be dangerous. If you are outside, watch for signs of frostbite and hypothermia.• Be careful when shoveling, especially heavy, wet snow & take frequent breaks. Over-exertion can be dangerous.After a Winter Storm• If you are able, please help public safety officials by shoveling out the nearest fire hydrant to your home or business.• Protect you and your family from Carbon Monoxide after the storm. Shovel away snow from exhaust vents around your home, clear your vehicle's tailpipe before starting your car and ensure working CO detectors.• Stay away from downed utility wires. Always assume a downed power line is live.• If your power is out, follow these power outage safety tips. o Report power outages to your utility company.o Use generators and grills outside because their fumes contain carbon monoxide. Make sure your carbon monoxide detectors are working as it is a silent, odorless, killer. See more Generator Safety Tips.• Check with your local authorities or call 2-1-1 to find locations of warming centers or shelters near you or for other storm-related questions.• Be a good neighbor. Check on family, friends, and neighbors, especially the elderly, those who live alone, those with medical conditions and those who may need additional assistance.More resources and safety tips are available on MEMA’s website, www.mass.gov/mema ... See MoreSee Less
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Homeless For The Holidays Reminder! Brewster firefighters are present at the Immaculate Conception Church at 2584 Main Street until this Sunday morning at 8:00 a.m. Donations of unwrapped toys, non-perishable food, and gift cards will be accepted and distributed to the Our lady of the Cape Church food pantry and local families in need. Stop by and say hello! ... See MoreSee Less
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Brewster Firefighters Setting Up For 103 Hours of Homeless For The Holidays! Stop by the Immaculate Conception Church at 2584 Main Street From Dec 1st-5th For a Visit! ... See MoreSee Less
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Brewster Firefighters Respond to Basement FireAt 5:19 p.m. on Saturday November 27 Brewster Fire was dispatched to a residence on Tubman Road for a reported past dryer fire. Upon investigation firefighters found a heavy smoke condition in the basement with flames impinging on the wooden first floor structural supports above a drop ceiling. Personnel immediately stretched a 1 ¾ hose line from Squad 241 to the basement for fire extinguishment while at the same time using a water extinguisher to hold back the growing fire. Fortunately, the rapid and aggressive work of the firefighters resulted in keeping the fire contained to a small area in the basement ceiling. After extinguishing the fire smoke was ventilated from the structure. Eversource was called to the scene to secure the electric after which the residence was turned over to the owner. Brewster Fire/Rescue thanks the Harwich and Dennis Fire Departments and their Chief officers for their response and assistance. Great job by all! This incident highlights the need to ensure your home is protected by working smoke and carbon monoxide detectors on each floor of your residence. The daily fire and life safety of your family should be of the highest priority! ... See MoreSee Less
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