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    Mailing address:                         Location of Administrative Offices:
    21 Tolland Green                     Fire Training Center
    Tolland, CT 06084                   191 Merrow Road (Route 195), Tolland, CT

    Phone: (860) 871-3677           Fax: (860) 871-4430

    * In case of emergency, dial 911 to report fire, police, medical
    or any other emergencies. *

    * Please use the telephone numbers listed on this website
    for non-emergency purposes. *

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    Click the link below to “Get Ready”

    http://www.getreadycapitolregion.org/

    This site is full of information that can be useful in planning for your family’s safety!

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    Click here to access the Message from the Fire Chief, Director of Public Safety and Emergency Management Director
    John C. Littell

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    Click on the link below to view an interesting You Tube video about proper battery disposal.

    http://www.tolland.org/government/departments/public-safety/fire-department/proper-battery-disposal-can-save-your-life/

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    News Releases:

    October 22, 2014

    STATE LAUNCHES EBOLA INFORMATION WEBSITE

    Residents Can Visit www.ct.gov/ebola for Useful Facts

     (HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Dannel P. Malloy today announced that the State of Connecticut has launched a website to keep residents informed regarding the Ebola virus.  There will also be a hyperlink to www.ct.gov/ebola on the homepages of all state agencies.

    “Many residents have questions and concerns.  For that reason, we felt it was important to create a localized site where information will be updated on an ongoing basis,” said Governor Malloy.  “While there are no cases of Ebola in Connecticut, we are taking safety measures to prevent the spread of this virus should someone in our state become sick with Ebola. Our health officials and Unified Command Team have been meeting to prepare for a potential case here in Connecticut.”

    “While a widespread outbreak of Ebola in our country remains unlikely, we still want residents to have information they need to understand how Connecticut is preparing,” said Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Jewel Mullen.  “This site provides people with access to timely and accurate information about Ebola and the work the state and its partners are doing to protect Connecticut.”

    The site provides risk information about Ebola virus infection, a map of the West African countries affected by Ebola, and information about actions the state of Connecticut is taking to prevent the spread of the virus should someone in Connecticut become sick with Ebola. The site provides links to additional resources and information from the CDC and other partners.

    The site also includes resources for health care providers, including new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the use of personal protective equipment by health care personnel.

    Over the past several weeks, Governor Malloy has taken several preventive measures to help prevent the spread of Ebola in Connecticut.

    The Governor signed an executive order to grant authority to Public Health Commissioner Jewel Mullen to quarantine an individual or group of individuals who have or may have been exposed to the disease.

     

    • Department of Public Health is ensuring hospital and health system readiness to detect, protect and treat patients infected with Ebola.

     

    • Governor Malloy convened a Unified y management efforts and to provide clear communication to the public.

     

    • Most recently, the UCT is in the process of conducting a review of municipal and state agency inventories of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

     

    The United Way’s 211 is also a resource equipped to handle inquiries concerning Ebola on its website at www.211ct.org, or by calling 2-1-1.

    October 21, 2014

    Connecticut Officials Warn of Ebola Scams

    Governor Dannel P. Malloy, Attorney General George Jepsen and state Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner William M. Rubenstein are encouraging Connecticut residents to be on alert for any potential scams tied to the Ebola outbreak.

    Please click on the link for additional information. http://ctwatchdog.com/finance/ct-officials-warm-of-ebola-scams

    October 20, 2014

    Ebola Information

    The Eastern Highlands Health District (EHHD) is continuing to field many inquiries from local communities regarding Ebola. In an effort to get consistent Ebola information out to local communities they have suggested visiting the following web-sites for the most current up-to-date information.

    CDC -  http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/index.html

    CT DPH – http://www.ct.gov/dph/site/default.asp

    EHHD – http://www.ehhd.org/

     

     

    April 24, 2014

    Red Flag Warnings Issued for All of Connecticut PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

    A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW…OR WILL SHORTLY. ANY FIRES THAT START MAY SPREAD RAPIDLY AND BECOME DIFFICULT TO EXTINGUISH.

    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

    A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. A COMBINATION OF STRONG WINDS…LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY…AND DRY FUELS WILL CREATE EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

    Residents should use extreme caution when disposing of cigarettes, etc. Residents are further advised that no outdoor fires of any kind are permissible during this high danger weather.

    Click the link below for the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection’s Daily Forest Fire Report:
    http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2222&q=320740&depNav_GID=1631

    Remember…Only YOU Can Prevent Forest Fires.

    April 9, 2014

    Tolland Emergency Management is pleased to announce the formation of a Community Emergency Response Team or C.E.R.T.

    C.E.R.T. members will learn valuable skills such as:

    • How to recognize hazards that are most likely to affect your home, workplace, and neighborhood.
    • Steps you can take to prepare for a disaster.
    • Identifying and reducing potential fire hazards in your home.
    • What to do when disaster strikes.

    C.E.R.T. members also learn how to:

    • Assist Emergency Management and First Responders in meeting the needs of the community during disaster.
    • Be part of a team serving the community.

    To find out more information about this exciting opportunity

    plan to attend one of the two informational sessions hosted by Emergency Management Director John C. Littell or

    e-mail volunteer@tolland.org to sign up for the classes.

    Informational Sessions will be held

    Wed. April 16th at 7:30pm OR Sat. April 19th at 10:00am

    At the Fire Department Training Center, 191 Merrow Road

    For FAQ visit: http://www.fema.gov/community-emergency-response-teams/frequently-asked-questions#.U0XNwSteKOg.mailto

    For additional C.E.R.T. training: http://www.fema.gov/community-emergency-response-teams/training-materials#.U0XOspiWv2A.mailto

    Class schedule:

    6-Wednesdays 7pm to 9pm on April 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21 & 28

    2-Saturdays 8am to 12pm on April 26 & May 3

    1-Graduation on June 4, at 7pm

    Classes will be held at the Fire Dept. Training Center and begin promptly at 7pm

     

    April 9, 2014

    Tolland Animal Control to Host a Low-Cost Rabies Vaccination Clinic

    Tolland Public Safety is pleased to announce that Tolland Animal Control in conjunction with Connecticut Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) will be sponsoring a Low-Cost Rabies Vaccination Clinic on Saturday, May 10th 2014.

    The clinic will be held on May 10, 2014 at the Tolland Fire Department’s Training Center Located at 191 Merrow Road (Route 195), Tolland, Connecticut from 10:00 A.M. to 12:00 Noon. The cost is $20.00 (cash only) per animal.  Pet owners with a valid CT state assistance card may have one pet vaccinated at no cost. This rabies vaccination clinic is open to residents of all Connecticut towns.

    Please make certain to bring your previous/current rabies certificate(s) with you for each of the animals you wish to vaccinate.  Proof of current rabies vaccination is required for a three-year vaccine. Without proof of a previous vaccination, your animal is only allowed to receive a one-year vaccination, no exceptions.

    For the safety of all, dogs MUST be leashed and under the control of their owner.  Cats MUST be in a carrier and we also suggest a harness/leash to avoid any chance of escape. Owners are responsible for the actions of their own animals while at the clinic.

    If you have any questions or require special accommodations, please call Tolland Animal Control at 860-871-3676.

    January 4, 2014

    Wintertime Informational Links

    The Public Safety department would like to share the following links to assist residents during this extreme weather. Please be aware for example, that ponds, rivers, lakes and streams can be unstable and unsafe. Pipes in your home may freeze and burst. Knowing the signs and symptoms of hypothermia and frostbite can prevent harm to you, your children and your pets. Also, remember to frequently check your furnace’s outdoor vent. Snow drifts can block your vent and cause carbon monoxide to be released into your home. These vents, located on the outside of your home are often forgotten, but should be regularly cleared of snow, ice and debris during the entire heating season.

    Pond, Lake, Stream and River Ice Conditions. With the drastic fluctuations of temperatures recently, knowing the conditions of pond and river ice is paramount. http://ohioline.osu.edu/aex-fact/pdf/0392.pdf

    Thawing Frozen Pipes & Preventing Water Damage

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=vElmiC3gV4E

    After a Frozen Pipe Bursts

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ls97J_tQ0io

    Recognize and Treat Hypothermia

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEKaCOx7igI&feature=player_embedded Also http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5UP0k0b2LBQ&feature=player_embedded

    Dangers of Carbon Monoxide

    http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3115&q=472644

    Pets and Extreme Cold

    http://www.ct.gov/doag/lib/doag/inspection_regulation/pet_owners_are_encouraged_to_take_precautions.pdf

      Remember to dial 9 1 1  in an emergency.

     

     

     

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