Morristown firehouse to serve as overnight warming center

As our earlier post mentioned, the Morristown Seniors Center at town hall is open during the day as a warming station.

And the firehouse at 161 Speedwell Avenue will open its doors in the evening to anyone seeking to escape the predicted sub-zero wind chills, Mayor Tim Dougherty’s office announced on Tuesday.

From the Mayor’s office:

The Fire Bureau Headquarters located at 161 Speedwell Avenue will be open as a warming station for residents in need for the following dates and times:

Jan. 21 from 8 pm through Jan. 22 at 10 am

Jan. 22 from 8 pm through Jan. 23 at 10 am

Jan. 23 at 8 pm through Jan. 24 at 10 am

The warming station is located on the THIRD floor of the firehouse. Please follow the signs at the front entrance. The warming stations hours will be extended if needed due to severe frigid temperatures.

Please exercise caution when outside.

Tips for dressing for the cold weather: Dress in layers, including legs and leave no skin exposed. Wear Hats, gloves and insulated boots/shoes.

Please call the Morristown Office of Emergency Management at 973-390-1575 if you are without heat or electricity and in need of assistance.

CLEAN MACHINE: Fire trucks will be on display at April 15 open house of the Morristown Fire Department. Photo by Berit Ollestad

Morristown’s fire department will open its doors this week to residents needing shelter from the bitter cold.File photo by Berit Ollestad



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