Thanksgiving Turkey Safety
Thanksgiving Turkey Safety
Cooking fires are a real risk on Thanksgiving as well as any other time of the year. Remember some safety rules! Deep fry your turkey outside on level ground away from the house, deck or overhang. Do not overfill the pot with oil. Read the instructions. Be sure your bird is thoroughly thawed and as
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Look Listen Learn to Prevent Fires
Look Listen Learn to Prevent Fires
Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere. The National Fire Protection Association states that 4 out of 5 U.S. fire deaths occur in the home. Look, Listen, and Learn how you can prevent deadly fires. Look Top three causes for home fires: Cooking Equipment Cooking accounts for 47% of fires, and 20% of
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AFCIs: Protecting Your Home From Fires
AFCIs: Protecting Your Home From Fires
Home fires are more deadly and costly than ever. While the number of total fires and fire injuries is decreasing, property damage and fire deaths are on the rise. Each year arc-faults, caused by worn and inadequate wiring, overburdened circuits, outdated technology, and aging electrical systems, start more than 35,000 home fires causing over 1,130
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Extension Cord Safety Tips
Extension Cord Safety Tips
Not enough cord for your lamp or radio to reach the nearest outlet? Just plowing through the junk drawer for an extension cord? This may not be a good idea. Extension cords can be very helpful in delivering power right where we need it. However, regardless of the gauge or rating of the cord, an
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It’s Fire Prevention Week!
It’s Fire Prevention Week!
Since 1922, the NFPA has sponsored the public observance of Fire Prevention Week. In 1925, President Calvin Coolidge proclaimed Fire Prevention Week a national observance, making it the longest-running public health observance in our country. During Fire Prevention Week, children, adults, and teachers learn how to stay safe in case of a fire. Firefighters provide
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Protect Your Family During the Catastrophic Winter Storms
Protect Your Family During the Catastrophic Winter Storms

As catastrophic winter storms continue to rage across the United States, millions of consumers are without power in dangerously low temperatures.  If you use portable generators or other combustion devices for sources of power and heat, you are at increased risk of carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning and fire.  Dozens of storm-related fatalities have been reported,

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December Smoke Alarm Giveaway
December Smoke Alarm Giveaway
Smoke Alarm Giveaway In the month of December, the Chesterfield Fire Department will be giving out free smoke detectors.  If you know a family or senior citizen that may be in need of new smoke detectors, please nominate them by sending an email to prevention@chesterfieldfire.org or by going to our web site www.chesterfieldfire.org/smoke-alarm-giveaway and completing
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Dangers Of Turkey Fryers – Is The Taste Worth The Risk?
Dangers Of Turkey Fryers – Is The Taste Worth The Risk?

Dangers Of Turkey Fryers – Is The Taste Worth The Risk? Cooking fires is the number one cause of home fires and injuries in the U.S. and with Thanksgiving being the peak day for cooking, it’s imperative that cooking and kitchen safety are key ingredients to a successful and festive feast on Thanksgiving Day. According

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