APC Surge Protector Recall

Posted on November 6, 2013
Please check your strip outlets at work and home.  If you have any of these, they need to 
be replaced immediately due to a potential fire hazard.   

-----------NEWS from CPSC-----------
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Communications
4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814, www.cpsc.gov
Recall Date: October 3, 2013
Recall Number: 14-001
Schneider Electric Recalls APC Surge Protectors Due to Fire Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C.-Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed.
It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.


Recall Summary
Name of Product: APC SurgeArrest surge protectors
Hazard: The surge protectors can overheat, smoke and melt, posing a fire hazard.
Remedy:  Replace
Consumer Contact:  Schneider Electric IT Corp., toll-free at (888) 437-4007 from 8 a.m. 
to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at http://recall.apc.com, or www.apc.com and 
click on the Recall link to submit a claim and obtain more information.
Photos available at 


Recall Details
Units: About 15 million
Description: This recall involves APC 7 and 8 series SurgeArrest surge protectors 
manufactured before 2003. The model and serial numbers are located on a label 
on the bottom of the surge protector. The two numbers that follow the first letter or 
letters in the serial number sequence indicate the year of manufacture. The unit is 
included in the recall if the numbers are 93, 94, 95,96, 97, 98, 99, 00, 01 or 02. APC 
and the words Personal, Professional,Performance or Network are printed on the surge 
protectors. The following model numbers are included in this recall.


7 Series Model Numbers 8 Series Model Numbers

Please verify your model number at the CPSC web site

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received 700 reports of the surge protectors overheating 
and melting and 55 claims of property damage from smoke and fire,including $916,000 in fire 
damage to a home and $750,000 in fire damage to a medical facility.  There are 13 reports 
of injuries, including smoke inhalation and contact burns from touching the overheated 
surge protectors.


Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled surge protectors,unplug 
them and contact Schneider Electric for a free replacement surge protector.


Clothing Drop Box

Posted on November 20, 2013

Fairmount now has a clothing donation drop-off! Support your local fire company and the global community in need. We are accepting all clothes, shoes, sneakers, belts, purses, curtains, sheets, blankets, sheets, pillowcases, and stuffed animals. Please NO rags, fabric scraps, pillows, toys, or household goods.

A Busy Few Days For Fairmount

Posted on November 26, 2013

A busy few days began for Fairmount on the evening of Saturday, November 23, 2013 when we were requested for our tender to a multi alarm condominium fire in Union Township, Hunterdon County.  Upon arrival, an entire building encompassing 18 units was fully involved in fire.  Fairmount deployed a full-da-tank at the dump site and participated in the tender shuttle.  The area was serviced by hydrants, however tenders were needed to feed an aerial master stream due to the strain on the water system with two other master steams and several hand lines operating.  We were also to provide a crew of firefighters to assist with suppression efforts on scene.  Hunterdon County Democrat Article

At 11:20pm on Sunday evening, Fairmount was dispatched to 34 Cold Spring Road in Tewksbury Township for an attic fire.  Engine 2-1 arrived first due and was used as the attack engine.  Tender 2-7 and Engine 2-2 responded and were used for a difficult water supply situation.  Interior crews made up from Fairmount, Oldwick, Califon, and Lebanon Borough made an aggressive attack and timely stop on the fire.  During this time, Fairmount was also requested to Chester for a chimney fire that extended to the structure and a fire alarm activation in Tewksbury.  Committed to the Tewksbury Fire, we were unavailable to respond.  After cleanup, members left the station at 3am, many headed to their jobs just a couple hours later.

Finally, at 9:44am on Tuesday, Fairmount responded to Route 24 near Cooper Lane in Chester Township for a structure fire.  Again, Fairmount responded all of its apparatus, and each of them were put to work.  Engine 2-1 was staged in the front yard of the fire, supplying foam to fire through the deluge discharge, Chester’s Ladder 9 master stream, and several handlines.  Engine 2-2 laid its entire hose bed contents of 5”large diameter hose to the fire and Tender 2-7 participated in the tender shuttle supplying over 20,000 gallons of water.  Fire 46 Photos

Tuesday evening members gathered at the station to thoroughly clean and review all of the equipment used during these calls.  Air packs, hand tools, countless lengths of hose, ladders, saws, and the apparatus were all checked, cleaned, and placed back in service.   Just after we had concluded cleanup, we responded into Tewksbury for an activated CO alarm.