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By: ronnopiano

There are questions as to why we would hold our annual Halloween Dance on the Saturday before Halloween rather than the next Friday, which is Halloween. Well, there are several reasons, one being that it’s sometimes difficult for parents to make sure their kids have gotten their trick or treating done before they leave them with the sitter and head…

By: ronnopiano

The warmer weather has arrived and with that is a reminder to be very careful with barbecues and outdoor cooking. Now is the time to reevaluate the defensible space around your home. Native vegetation plants are very dry and will burn at a violent pace. Be prepared and be safe. During the fire department’s annual spring fire hydrant and storm…

By: ronnopiano

Fire Is Unpredictable Fire can find the weak link in your home’s fire protection scheme and gain the upper hand because of a small, overlooked or seemingly inconsequential factor.  While you may not be able to accomplish all measures below, each will increase your home’s, and possibly your family’s, safety.  Start with the easiest and least expensive actions.  Begin your…

By: ronnopiano

The leading cause of Christmas tree fires and property damage was short circuit or ground fault (21%).  According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), cords and plugs were the leading type of equipment involved in the ignition of Christmas trees. Safety points to remember: Any string of lights with worn, frayed or broken cords or loose bulb connections should…

By: ronnopiano

There are many dangers associated with deep frying a turkey.  Units can easily tip over, spilling hot cooking oil over a large area. An over filled cooking pot or partially frozen turkey will cause cooking oil to spill when the turkey is inserted.  A small amount of cooking oil coming into contact with the burner can cause a large fire….