Kidde has issued a recall notice for approximately 260,000 units due to alerting failures. Kidde Model Series 2040, 2050, 2060 and 2070 smoke and combination smoke/carbon monoxide alarms. The alarms were primarily sold at Walmart, The Home Depot, and Amazon from May 2019 through September 2020. Recalled units will have the TruSense logo or “AMBER=FAULT” printed on the front, according to Kidde’s website.
Yesterday afternoon, a first due box was dropped for a residential structure fire. Career-staffed Engine 8276 along with Chief 8266 responded to find fire throughout. The fire quickly reached the 4th alarm in addition to the Western Monmouth Tanker Task Force being called out. In all, volunteer-staffed Engines 8281 and 8275 with Tanker 8296, resources from 4 counties, and the State Fire Marshal responded to the incident.
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Last evening, HFC volunteers were dispatched to a dwelling in Robbinsville Township. Engine 8281 arrived as the 4th due engine along with Chief 8266 and went to work. The crew split to protect the delta exposure while the Chief and engine officer had the RIT assignment. Crews operated for about 2 hours before returning to service.
Engine 8281 gets the knock on a well-off hot tub this evening in the township. The fire was held to the unit and handed off to the fire marshal for investigation. Millstone Tanker 3296 responded to provide a water supply.