Clear the clutter to clear the way

Clutter isn’t limited to people featured on hoarding TV shows. It’s everywhere and, unfortunately, can keep emergency responders from quick, safe access to you and your family. When called to your emergency, Firefighters and Paramedics bring with them supplies and equipment they need to help you. Give them …Read More

Dressing for the weather makes life a lot better

If you plan to be active outdoors this winter, shoveling snow, hiking, walking the dog, sledding or skating, dress in layers. When you are active, your body generates heat. Layers give you the flexibility to adjust your body temperature by removing or adding layers.

Metro Parks winter hikes are for all levels and interests

The 2020 Metro Parks winter hike series has begun. Check out the January and February dates and park locations. The hikes vary in distance and terrain so it’s easy to find one that suits your fitness level and interest. Begin 2020 with fresh …Read More

Is your child’s car seat secured properly?

Need your child car seat fitted? Use our convenient online scheduling system to select the appointment time that best fits your schedule. We ask that you remove your car seat from its packaging prior to your appointment. Our certified car seat technician will show …Read More

Carbon monoxide is colorless, odorless, tasteless, and poisonous

Carbon monoxide is generated by fossil fuel burning appliances. Under normal circumstances, these appliances are vented to the outdoors which carries the CO out of your home, garage etc. CO can become a problem if venting fails, causing CO to accumulate in your home. …Read More

Are portable fire escape ladders a good thing?

The fire department is asked a lot about whether we recommend fire escape ladders for children’s bedrooms. There are many factors to consider when determining whether a portable ladder is for you or your family. Portable fire escape ladders are designed for emergency escapes …Read More

Donate or properly dispose of leftover latex paint

Whether it’s part of a large remodeling project or a just to freshen up one room in your home, your next painting project is likely to generate some leftover paint. What should you do with it? If you anticipate future paint projects, you could …Read More

Light safety 101

‘Tis the season of decorative outdoor and indoor lights. Keep your family safe and your home intact by following these tips: Use only UL Listed lights and extension cords so you are sure they have passed standards for safety. Before hanging lights, check for …Read More

Toy Drive begins November 29

Between November 29 and December 22, we’re collecting new, unwrapped toys for the Firefighters 4 Kids organization. All four of our fire stations are accepting donations. Firefighters 4 Kids is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide toys at Christmastime for youth who …Read More

Deer Danger

According the the Highway Loss Data Institute, the number of insurance claims because of animal-vehicle collisions peaks in November. Take steps to keep yourself clear of deer on the roads. Stay alert and use high beams when there isn’t oncoming traffic. If you spot …Read More