Hobbies for good health

Got stress? Who doesn’t. The question is, what can you do about it? Engaging in regular physical activity, eating a balanced diet and taking advantage of any vacation days you have can help. But research shows that  hobbies are another way to decrease stress …Read More

How old is your heart?

Unfortunately, we don’t have any control over our chronological age, but we can impact, to some degree, the age of our heart. Body mass index, blood pressure, smoking and diabetes can impact the “age” of your heart. Aging is difficult enough without the added …Read More

Stay within your limits when shoveling

Shoveling snow can be taxing, even if you are fit and in good health. If you aren’t used to strenuous activity or have a health condition that could increase your risk of an injury or serious medical event, you may need to refrain from …Read More

Enjoy winter’s white wonderland without mishap

Shawan Falls Park, near downtown Dublin, is a great place to enjoy the quiet of winter or a new white snow fall. The waterfall is beautiful and inviting, but is best appreciated from the trails. Please stay on the trails and leave only footprints behind when you …Read More

Give space heaters their space

Using space heaters in your home can be an easy, effective way to create a preferred room temperature without having to increase the temperature throughout your entire home. Often, this can result in cost savings by reducing the amount of oil, gas or electricity used to …Read More

Dressing for the weather makes life a lot better

If you plan to be outdoors this winter, shoveling snow, hiking, walking the dog, sledding or creating a snowman, 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 …Read More

Carry emergency supplies in your vehicle

Winter weather in Central Ohio can be unpredictable. The chaos it can cause in creating traffic jams and accidents can leave drivers stranded on the road for hours. But if you are prepared for this unpleasant, yet possible event, you can improve your comfort …Read More

Which ice-melt and when?

Homeowners have a lot of choices when it comes to products they can use to melt ice on sidewalks and driveways: calcium chloride, magnesium chloride, potassium chloride, and sodium chloride (rock salt) to name a few. While all are sold as ice-melt products, they …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

Drive thru service on December 15 for donations of new, unwrapped toys

We know you have a lot to get done on the weekends during the holiday season so we’re offering a drive-thru drop off option at fire station 91 to make it easier and faster to donate to the Firefighters 4 Kids Toys Drive. If …Read More