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Tips to Keep You Safe

Home Heating Safety

There is something about the winter months and curling up with a good book by the fireplace. But did you know that heating equipment is one of the leading causes of home fire deaths? With a few simple safety tips and precautions, you can prevent most heating fires from happening. To stay warm and safe,…

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY FIRE SAFETY

Christmas decorations often are associated with the magic of Christmas lights and Christmas trees. Following a few safety recommendations can prevent fire and electrical mishaps, preserving these happy memories Christmas Trees Placement of Christmas tree: One in four winter fires are associated with a heat source close to the Christmas tree. Christmas trees should have…

Thanksgiving Safety

Thanksgiving cooking is synonymous with home holiday celebrations. It is no coincidence therefore, that Thanksgiving is also the number one day of the year for home cooking fires. The most common reason for indoor and outdoor cooking fires is unattended food on the stovetop, BBQ grill, or the deep fryer. The Turkey Fryer… Turkey fryers…

Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety!

This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association, encourages the fire service to educate their communities about the different sounds smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms make and actions to take if an alarm sounds.  Read and review this information and then educate your family and friends.  Fire is Everyone’s…

Fall Prevention; It’s Everyone’s Concern

Understanding fall risks and taking preventive action is important at all ages. Seniors have a higher incidence of falls, as well as a higher incidence of fall related adverse outcomes. Falls are a leading cause of both fatal and non-fatal injuries in people aged 65 and older. Typically, fall injuries are fractures which occur both…

Before a wildfire threatens your area…

In and around your home Clear leaves and other debris from gutters, eaves, porches and decks. This prevents embers from igniting your home. Remove dead vegetation and other items from under your deck or porch, and within 10 feet of the house. Learn more about the basics of defensible space on the Firewise website. Screen or box-in…

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