Good Morning Check-Up Program
This program is designed for shut-ins and senior citizens who live alone and have no one to look in on them on a regular basis. The program provides subscribers with a telephone call service seven days a week, between the hours of 8 AM and 9 AM. A member of the department calls the resident and asks if all is OK. If there is no answer to the first call, a second call is made in about 5 minutes. If there is no answer to the second call, a firefighter is dispatched to the house to make sure all is well. In the past residents have been found in need of medical assistance and sincerely appreciated the fire department's concern over their welfare. Before enrolling a new resident, a Department representative interviews the applicant to obtain pertinent medical data and to find out who they want called in case of emergency. A home fire safety check is also done.
This program is offered to Teaneck residents at no cost.
For additional information call 201-837-2085 and ask for Captain Richard Burchell or Lt. David Barrett.