Fire safety

After Midwood Fire Tragedy, Stocking Up and Taking Stock

Residents buy up smoke detectors and try to come to terms with the loss of seven children in Shabbat blaze.

03/23/2015 - 20:00
Staff Writers

Four days after seven children died in a fire in a Midwood home, area Jews were grappling with the loss while stocking up on fire safety equipment to keep their families safe.

Israel Shmaya prays for the family at the Bedford Avenue home where seven children died in a fire on Shabbat. Amy Sara Clark/JW

FDNY Distributes Fire Safety Tips For Yom Kippur

09/24/2012 - 20:00


Don’t leave cooking food unattended. Wear tighter or snug-fitting sleeves when cooking. Use sturdy candleholders and keep candles at least four feet away from curtains or cabinets.

Those are some of the safety tips distributed by the Fire Department of New York in Williamsburg and other heavily Jewish areas as Jews prepare for Yom Kippur with large meals before and after the day of fasting, prayer and reflection.

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