Saturday, November 3, 2012
Why should I have a working smoke alarm?
A properly installed and maintained smoke alarm is the only thing in your home that can alert you and your family to a fire 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Whether you’re awake or asleep, a working smoke alarm is constantly on alert, scanning the air for fire and smoke.
According to the National Fire Protection Association, betwe... [ more ]
Grills, Fire Pits, and Campfires
Every year Americans look forward to summer vacations, camping, family reunions, picnics, and the Fourth of July. Summertime, however, also brings fires and injuries due to outdoor cooking and recreational fires. Annually, there are almost 3,800 Americans injured by gas or charcoal grill fires. (Source: CPSC)
Summertime should be a time of fun an... [ more ]
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Smoking and Fire Safety
Every year, almost 1,000 smokers and non-smokers are killed in home fires caused by cigarettes and other smoking materials. The U.S. Fire Administration is working to help prevent home fire deaths and injuries caused by smoking materials. Fires caused by cigarettes and other smoking materials are preventable. You can make a difference!
If you smoke or liv... [ more ]
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Each year fires occurring during the holiday season claim the lives of over 400 Americans, injure 1,650 more, and cause over $990 million in damage. According to the U. S. Fire Administration (USFA), there are simple life-saving steps you can take to ensure a safe and happy holiday. By following some of the outlined precautionary tips, individuals can greatly reduce their chances ... [ more ]
Six Lives Saved By CO Detectors
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
On Sept. 28, 2011, the Baldwisnville FireDepartment responded to a CO alarm in Village Green. Upon arrival it was discovered that there were high levels of CO in four homes. Houses were evacated and six people went to area hospitals to be evaluated.
Monday, August 29, 2011
CPSC and USFA Warn About Deadly Dangers That Can Linger After Hurricane Irene Passes
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) are warning residents in hurricane-impacted areas about the deadly dangers that can remain even after Hurricane Irene strikes.
Consumers need to be especially careful during a l... [ more ]
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
A wide range of natural disasters occurs within the United States every year. Natural disasters can have a devastating effect on you and your home. The U.S. Fire Administration encourages you to use the following safety tips to help protect yourself, your family and your home from the potential threat of fire during or after a summer storm. You can greatly reduce your chances of becoming a fire... [ more ]
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Focus on Fire Safety: Fireworks
By the Numbers: Fireworks
8,800 Number of injuries caused by fireworks in 2009
2 out of 5 People injured by fireworks were under 15 years of age
22,500 Number of fires caused by fireworks in 2008
$42 million Amount of direct property loss caused by fireworks in... [ more ]
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