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  • Do you know EDITH?

    Posted February 24, 2016 by Jenny Cutright

    EDITH stands for Exit Drills In The Home.
    Your family should know your escape routes and practice them. When the smoke alarm sounds, you may only have seconds or minutes to escape safely. Have a meeting place for everyone to gather outside. Plan two ways out, in case one way is filled with smoke or fire.

  • Carbon Monoxide Alarms

    Posted February 23, 2016 by Jenny Cutright
    High levels of carbon monoxide (CO) can be fatal, causing death within minutes! Carbon monoxide is an invisible, odorless, colorless gas. There is no way to detect it without an alarm. Alarms should be placed within ten feet of all sleeping areas in all homes Symptoms of CO poisoning mimic flu-like symptoms. If you are feeling symptoms, immediately move to an open window or go outdoors and call 911.
  • Smoke Alarms

    Posted February 20, 2016 by Jenny Cutright
    More about the importance of fire alarms and best places to install them in your home.
  • Electrical Safety

    Posted February 19, 2016 by Jenny Cutright
    -Do not overload electrical sockets
    -Do not run cords under rugs or furniture. *cords can become worn, overheat, and cause a fire.*
    -Use power strips equipped with overload protection.
    -Make sure to use only approved cords and power strips (approved by UL, Underwriter’s Laboratories)
  • Candles

    Posted February 16, 2016 by Jenny Cutright

    Candles are nice to look at, but they can easily start a home fire

  • Marble Charter School First Aid & CPR

    Posted February 16, 2016 by Jenny Cutright

    Carbondale Volunteer Fire Fighters and EMTs visited the Marble Charter School on January 29th to teach basic first aid skills and CPR to the students. About 22 students were in attendance and learned various first aid skills including bleeding control, bandaging, splinting and basic, hands only CPR.

    Thanks to…

  • Smoking Related Fires

    Posted February 12, 2016 by Jenny Cutright
    Did you know..... Cigarettes can smolder for hours?
  • Cooking Fires

    Posted February 10, 2016 by Jenny Cutright

    Cooking fires are the leading cause of all residential structure fires

  • Home Fire Safety & Prevention

    Posted February 9, 2016 by Jenny Cutright

    It may not be fire prevention week, but we want to help keep you safe and work to prevent fires all the time.

    Did you know…..
    -10,688 Reported fires in Colorado in 2011
    -21 Reported Civilian Deaths
    -188 Reported Civilian Injuries

  • Shoveling and Snow Blowers

    Posted February 1, 2016 by Jenny Cutright

    While snow shoveling can be good exercise, it can also be dangerous for those who take on more than they can handle.
    – Dress warmly, paying special attention to feet, hands, nose and ears.
    – Avoid shoveling snow if you are out of shape. If you have a history of heart trouble, do…