Tremitiedi on Cigarettes

2/18/2008:

This weekend, former Hoboken Fire Chief Richard Tremitiedi sent this common sense reminder out about cigarettes, and how true it is that “Fire Destroys Lives,” and can be prevented:

“The cause of the McSwiggan’s tavern fire by City Hall was determined to be by the use of cigarettes. The cause of the 1203 Washington St. fire has not been determined to date; but it quite possibly could have been caused by cigarettes.

According to the U.S. Fire Administration each year over 1,000 smokers and non-smokers are killed in home fires caused by cigarettes and other smoking materials. Their key message is “If you smoke, Put it out All the Way. Every Time.”

Most smoking related-home fires happen on beds, furniture, or in trash when smokers do not put cigarettes all the way out, toss hot ashes in the trash or fall asleep while smoking according to US Fire Administrator Greg Cade. What’s important to remember is that smoking home fires can easily be prevented. It just takes a few seconds to light up – and a few seconds to make sure that the cigarette is really out.

“Cigarettes Don’t Know When You Are Asleep” is a motto also used by the US Fire Administration.

You can research this and get additional information at: www.usfa.dhs.gov – They have begun a public education program about the dangers of smoking.”

Regards,
Richard Tremitiedi
Retired Hoboken Fire Chief

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16 Comments on "Tremitiedi on Cigarettes"


HomeTeam
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HomeTeam
8 years 7 months ago

To me that just reads like his default explanation for every fire…”oh, yep, cigarettes.”

We may never know what caused any of these fires. Wonder what they have that “Fire Investigation” truck for anyway?

HobokenKnight
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HobokenKnight
8 years 7 months ago

Things were different then. Besides, Roberts first term was more a vote against Russo (the father) than it was a vote for Roberts. The second term was just a mistake.

hobojoe
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8 years 7 months ago

[quote comment=”68601″]He’s not a threat, just….not anything. Why would we want him in public office? I mean, I know he was the former Fire Chief, but that ran it’s course and he should just relax and be a Hobokenite. He can put out fires, OK. That does not make him a good candidate for the City Council or any other public office. If you listen to this guy speak at public events, and I have, you just sort of leave shaking your head, like, and this is all we’ve got? Hoboken professionals need to step up to the plate if Hoboken is going to change its old school leadership into something more fitting the times.[/quote]

Um, have you ever met the current mayor of Hoboken? Do you know what his job was prior to becoming mayor (and no, I don’t mean the “full-time councilman” job that Michael Russo is carrying on the glorious tradition of).

matt_72
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8 years 7 months ago
[quote comment=”68565″][quote comment=”68564″][quote comment=”68562″]Once again I will say, when they made it illegal to smoke in bars, they took the cigarette smoking not only to the streets, but to their homes. I know I am smelling much, much more smoking within apartments which then drifts out into the hallways which was not there before in years back. It comes into my apartment since most older buldings are drafty. It seems like the only place to smoke in the future will be one’s home if they outlaw it in more and more public places like parks or recreational areas. If people go out drinking at a bar and then come home and smoke afterwards that could potentially be a dangerous situation if someone had too much too drink.[/quote] Whatever happened to personal responsibility? How about not smoking if your trashed? You last comment doesn’t fly in court for DWI “I was too drunk to know I shouldn’t drive” how about not cooking, smoking or messing around with anything that is potentially dangerous when your trashed? I have cooked when I was drunk, but I make it a point not to go and lie on the couch because I know I might just fall asleep. For that same reason, I don’t get out the knives either, because I know I’ll probably chop one of my damned fingers off. I am not 5 years old, I can make these judgment calls. Sorry, but if you’re smoking and you fall asleep, you’re an idiot.… Read more »
Friedupright
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Friedupright
8 years 7 months ago

He’s not a threat, just….not anything. Why would we want him in public office? I mean, I know he was the former Fire Chief, but that ran it’s course and he should just relax and be a Hobokenite. He can put out fires, OK. That does not make him a good candidate for the City Council or any other public office. If you listen to this guy speak at public events, and I have, you just sort of leave shaking your head, like, and this is all we’ve got? Hoboken professionals need to step up to the plate if Hoboken is going to change its old school leadership into something more fitting the times.

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