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Fire Prevention & Safety

May: Fire Safety Message
Choosing and Using Fire Extinguishers 
Fire Extinguishers can save lives and property.  Contact us for any questions you may have.

When operating a fire extinguisher, remember the word PASS:

  • Pull the pin. Hold the extinguisher with the nozzle pointing away from you and release the locking mechanism.

  • Aim low. Point the extinguisher at the base of the fire.

  • Squeeze the lever slowly and evenly.

  • Sweep the nozzle from side-to-side.                                       Click Here for Additional Information

OUTDOOR COOKING

OUTDOOR COOKING & BURNING

Please click on the following for the Division of Forestry Guidelines to outdoor burning

OLDER ADULTS

SAFETY FOR OLDER ADULTS

Fall & Injury Prevention

Fall Safety

Remove boxes, newspapers, electrical cords and phone cords from walkways and stairs. Move coffee tables and magazine racks and plant stands from walkways.

fall pictograms

Bathroom Fall Safety

Use nonslip mats in your bathtub or shower; consider using a bath seat. Install grab bars in your shower and tub.

bathtub fall safety

Exercise, Check Vision to Prevent Falls

To prevent falls, exercise to stay strong and have your vision checked.

exercise to prevent falls

Remove or Tape Down Loose Rugs

Remove or tape down loose rugs. 

fix loose rugs to prevent falls

Use Night Lights to Prevent Falls

Place night lights between your bedroom and the bathroom.

night lights prevent falls

Turn On Lights Before Using the Stairs

Turn on lights before using the stairs.

stair safety

Have Handrails on Both Sides of Stairways

Maker sure you have handrails on both sides of stairways, porches, patios, decking etc. 

handrails for safety
EV Charging

Electric Vehicle Charging Safety Tips

Electric Car Charging Station

Are you thinking of buying an electric vehicle (EV)? See the flyer below for steps you can take to lower your risk of fie and electric shock injury related to charging EVs.

Vehicle Safety

It's important to act quickly if a vehicle catches fire. Burning vehicles can quickly trap occupants. Mechanical and electrical issues, along with crashes, are common causes of vehicle fires.

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If your vehicle catches fire

Pull over as quickly as you can when it is safe.

If you think there is a fire under the hood or trunk, do not open it. This could cause the fire to grow.

Once you have stopped, turn off the engine.

Move everyone at least 100 feet from the burning vehicle and well away from traffic.

Get everyone out of the vehicle. Never return to a burning vehicle. Do not try to fight the fire yourself.

Call 911.

To prevent a vehicle fire

Have your vehicle serviced regularly by a trained mechanic.

Drive safely to avoid an accident.

Keep gas cans or propane tanks away from passengers. Tightly seal and place them on a flat surface to make sure they stay upright.

Keep windows open to stop fumes from building up if you must put gas cans or propane tanks inside your vehicle.

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