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Winter Holiday Safety

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The upcoming winter holidays are a time for both family in friends to come together. But, did you know this time of year also brings an increased chance of fire?

 

A Few Winter Holiday Facts:

  • Electrical distribution or lighting equipment was involved in two out of every five home Christmas tree fires.
  • More than one-third of home Christmas tree…

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Fireworks Safety

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Fireworks during the 4th of July are as american as apple pie, but did you know that more than twice the number of fires are reported of fires are reported on that day than any other day of the year? Two out of five of these fires are caused by fireworks. The good news is you can enjoy your holiday fireworks, with just a few safety tips:

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Heat Related Illness

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Heat Related Illnesses and How to Prevent Them...

The Edgecliff Village Fire Department stresses the importance of taking safety measures when outdoors to avoid heat-related medical emergencies.

Before conducting outdoors activities and feeling thirsty, drink plenty of water and electrolyte-replacement beverages. Avoid beverages or food sources with caffeine, alcohol or large…

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Grills and Campfires

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Grills 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. Summertime should be a time of fun and making happy memories. Knowing…

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