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Fire Prevention Week is October 6th through October 12th!  FPW2013
"Prevent Kitchen Fires"

Do you know how to prevent kitchen fires and injuries?  Fire Prevention week is October 6th through October 12th.  Come to our Open House at our Central Fire Station located at 150 N. State Street from 1pm to 4pm on Friday October 11th to learn all the best ways to prevent fires and injuries in the kitchen.  We'll have activities, videos, and giveaways for people of all ages. Papa Gino's has partnered with us to provide free pizza for the event. We look forward to seeing you all there. 

Seasonal Feature

Cooking Fires
Cooking Fire
Did you know that 1 in 8 households will experience a cooking fire during the year?  Did you know that from 2008 to 2010, cooking was the leading cause of home fires and fire injuries?  Learn what you can do to prevent cooking fires and the injuries that often result.  The U.S. Fire Administration's Cooking Fire Prevention program will teach you the safety rules you need to know. 

Learn how to prevent cooking fires.


For The Kids
Parents and Kids, please visit these colorful interactive sites to see activities, games, and stories about fire safety:

 USFA Kids Sparky      Smokey's Outpost        What To Do In Case of A Fire
USFA Kids Smokey's Outpost  Kids Safe       

For Citizens and Parents

United States Fire Administration
Visit USFAs website to learn more details about fire safety for all age groups.

Consumer Product Safety Commission
Get up to date information on product recalls and many other resources about consumer safety.

National Fire Protection Association 
Safety tips, fact sheets, and tool kits for consumers, kids, and educators about fire safety in the home, school, and the workplace.

Safe Kids U.S. 
Parent center for general safety guidelines for children from infants to teens.

Fire Safety for People Over 50Elderly man buying a CO detector
As we get older, we are at greater risk of injury from fire. 
Read what factors contribute to this and what you can do now to make your
home environment safe as you age.

Fire Safety For The Elderly And Their Caregivers

Let’s Retire Fire 
Learn the many things you can do around your home to prevent injury from fire.

Fire Safety Lasts a Lifetime 
There are special precautions older adults and their caregivers can take to protect
themselves and their home from fire.

This page will be updated frequently.  We encourage you to visit this page often for information on safety education. We will feature seasonal information throughout the year.