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    Safe Driving Tips for the Holidays

         Holiday events and celebrations can be exciting times for family and friends to get together. But, get-togethers with family and friends can turn into tragedies when people are killed or injured in crashes.
         As the holiday season is approaching, motorists need to be mindful of actions that will make their holiday travel safer. Drivers can protect themselves and their passengers by following these holiday travel rules:

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        Why do some people commit arson? Who would commit such a crime?

        Arson is generally seen as a male crime. In fact, males commit nine out of ten arsons.
        In regards to age you might be interested to know that arsonists range in age from juveniles to adults, with arson crimes being split almost about 50/50. The majority of juveniles who commit arson range in age between 10 and 14, while adult arson ages typically range between 25 and 34 years old.

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    Hydrocarbons Particulate Matter Carbon Monoxide

    Q: Are there any other reasons homeowners should not burn leaves?

  • Halloween Health and Safety Tips

    S - Swords, knives, and similar costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.
    A - Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in Groups or with a trusted adult.
    F - Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bgs to help drivers see you.
    E - Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat.

  • Safety Tips for Fall Driving

        With the fall season comes shorter days making it more difficult to see children playing or people walking and riding bicycles. It is also harder to see motorcycles and other cars.

    * Children love to play in piles of leaves. Use extra caution where leaves are piled at curbside.
    * Always drive carefully making sure to be aware of poor viability during certain weather conditions and times of the day.
    * Keep a safe distance from the car in front of you. Wet roads make it more difficult to stop.

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        Imagine you woke up in the middle of the night and you found that your home was on fire, how much time do you think you would have to get to safety? National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), one-third of Americans households estimate they thought they would have at least 6 minutes before a fire in their home would become life threatening. Unfortunately, the time available is often less.

  • Halloween Safety for kids and teens

        Kids love Halloween! They get to dress up and get free candy! What a perfect holiday! Give your kids some precious Halloween memories that they’ll have for life.
        Some of you kids already know things that you can do to be safe, like how to cross the street, not to talk to or go with strangers and things like that. But we adults know how exciting Halloween can be and that can make you forget to be careful.

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        More than one-third of Americans use fireplaces, wood stoves and other fuel-fired appliances as primary heat sources in their homes. Unfortunately, many people are unaware of the fire risks when heating with wood and solid fuels.
        Heating fires account for 36% of residential home fires in rural areas every year. Often these fires are due to creosote buildup in chimneys and stovepipes. All home heating systems require regular maintenance to function safely and efficiently.

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    Continued from Sept. 19, 2012

    1. Fire personnel injury or death. Although no fire personnel in our accident scenario were killed or injured, the driver, officer and firefighters may have suffered career-ending psychological injuries. Even though the actions taken by the fire apparatus driver seemed to be in accordance with the established procedures, this is little solace to a person who has devoted his/her life to saving lives.

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    For emergency vehicle operators, the news is not good.
         One hundred ten firefighters lost their lives in the performance of their duties in 2011. Of those 110 firefighters, 25 of them lost their lives while responding to or returning from alarms, many in preventable accidents. Six other firefighters die while being struck by motor vehicles. Everybody loses when a major apparatus accident occurs.
    Here is a scenario.