Tag: fire safety

A picture of a hydrant being opened with a hydrant wrench and water streaming out, during a repair. It illustrates an LCA blog post for fire prevention week and month.

For Fire Prevention Week, We’re Serving Up Some Safety Tips

October is fire prevention month, and this is fire prevention week (Oct. 8-14). That means it’s a great time to test all the smoke alarms in your home, check (or purchase) fire extinguishers, look for — and correct — fire hazards, and make it a habit to practice fire safety in the kitchen. In 1922,…

Don’t Forget Hydrants When Clearing Snow

  Few people like clearing snow, but it’s a must to keep sidewalks and driveways safe and passable. While many of us focus just on clearing a space for our car and the area in front of our residence, please don’t forget something else that’s just as important, but often overlooked: the area around hydrants….

Fireworks on the Fourth: Celebrate Independence Day Safely

This Fourth of July will be the state’s first under a new fireworks law that allows residents to legally shoot off bigger, louder and more dangerous displays than have been allowed for the last 80 years. It’s a change that brings with it the potential for more injuries — and that has local authorities concerned….

Fire safety is no accident

Have you ever thought about what you’d do if there were a fire in your home? Do you have an escape plan? Have you practiced it with your family? Do you have a working smoke alarm in every room? If you answered ‘no’ to any of these questions, your chances of becoming a fire statistic…