Summer Fire Safety

During days of extreme heat you are reminded to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water, check on the elderly and those without air conditioners and also make sure all outdoor animals have fresh water. Those with respiratory issues should also take precaution on hot humid days because they usually have air quality warnings associated with them.

 

Summer fire season is upon us. We would like to remind everyone that open, uncontrolled backyard fires are illegal. Also make sure your BBQ grills are in proper working order and far enough away from any structures to prevent radiant heat from lighting anything on fire.


-In 2012, 16,900 patients went to emergency rooms because of injuries involving grills.
-One of every six (16%) home structure fires in which grills were involved in ignition, something that could catch fire was too close to the grill.
-Overall, leaks or breaks were factors in one of every five reported grill fires.
-Gas grills contribute to a higher number of home fires overall than their charcoal counterparts.

 

 

Save the Date

We have had many people ask if we are doing a Designer Bag Bingo night after last years event was so much fun, so we've decided to do it again. This years event is scheduled for Saturday October 3rd and will be held at our Main Street Firehouse. Put the date in your calendars and tickets will be available shortly!