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Wind Warnings, Watches & Advisories from the National Weather Service  January 23, 2017
Wind Warnings, Watches and Advisories The National Weather Service issues a number of Watches, Warnings and other products to alert the public about high wind events. High Wind Warning: Take Action! Sustained, strong winds with even stronger gusts are happening. Seek shelter. If you are driving, keep both hands on the wheels and slow down.…


Heavy Snow Loads and Roof Safety  January 8, 2017
Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) REMINDS YOU THAT ROOF COLLAPSE CONTINUES TO BE OF HIGH CONCERN WITH HEAVY SNOW LOADS. Homeowners should be mindful of the risk of personal injury to themselves and occupants before removing snow from roofs. If you can do it safely clear your roof drains. A contractor could be helpful…


Winter Snow and Fire Hydrants  January 7, 2017
There are currently more than 400 fire hydrants in the Town of Middletown. After large snow storms Middletown firefighters regularly go out to inspect these hydrants and clear them of snow when necessary. To help make this practice more efficient the Middletown Fire Department is asking residents, in good heath who are physically able, to…


Winter Weather/Extreme Cold  January 6, 2017
During winters in Rhode Island, we can expect snow or blizzards, ice, or a period of extremely cold temperatures. Snowstorms can bring an inch or two of snow or more than a foot of snow. When snow is falling at a fast rate, there are winds of 35 miles per hour or more, and visibility…


Middltown Warming Centers  December 9, 2016
The following Middletown Town facilities may be used for warming up during the colder than normal conditions expected over the next few days: The Middletown Library 700 West Main Road Hours: Monday - Thursday / 9:30am - 8:00pm Friday - Saturday / 9:30am - 5:00pm Sunday / 1:00pm - 5:00pm The Middletown Senior Center 650…


Winter & Cold Weather Safety  
The Middletown Emergency Management Agency reminds all our residents and visitors to take precautions during extreme cold: The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) reminds all Rhode Islanders of the following tips to stay safe during extreme cold: Dress warmly, and in layers, even if you are just making a short trip to the mailbox.…


Holiday Safety messages about cooking  November 23, 2016
A safety message about cooking from The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Safety tip sheet (PDF, 171 KB) Safety tip sheet in German (PDF, 591 KB). Grilling safety tip sheet (PDF, 427 KB) Microwave safety tip sheet (PDF, 960 KB) Turkey fryer safety tip sheet (PDF, 289 KB) Picture-based tip sheet (PDF, 842 KB)   Cooking fires are the number…


Planning to dig outside? Call Dig Safe before you start.  November 16, 2016
What is Dig Safe? A safe digging project must always start with a call to Dig Safe. Dig Safe is a not-for-profit clearinghouse that dispatches participating utility companies to mark where their underground lines are buried. This is free service, paid for by participating member utilities. Why should I call Dig Safe? Damaging an underground…


Passing of Lt. William S. Bailey Jr. (Ret)  November 7, 2016
It is with great sadness that the Middletown Fire Department announces the passing of Lt. William Bailey(Ret) of the Middletown Fire Department. Lieutenant Bailey was sworn in a Middletown Firefighter on September 1st 1955 and retired as a Lieutenant on January 8th 1982. Our thoughts and prayers are with Lt. Bailey's Family and  Friends.


Working Home Smoke Alarms Save Lives  October 26, 2016
Smoke alarms Smoke alarms save lives. Smoke alarms that are properly installed and maintained play a vital role in reducing fire deaths and injuries. If there is a fire in your home, smoke spreads fast and you need smoke alarms to give you time to get out. Here's what you need to know! A closed door…