Safety Tips

Freezing Temperatures

Freezing temperatures can put you and your family at an increased risk of a home fire or carbon monoxide poisoning.  Make sure you prepare for the frigid temperatures and follow these tips from WFPD, Ready.gov and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to get through the cold winter safely. Preparing Read more…

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Severe Weather

Being prepared before, and knowing what to do after the storm hits are critical to the safety of those who experience severe weather. Preparing For The Storm Practice your emergency escape plan; know two ways out of each room of the house. Purchase a NOAA Weather Radio. Charge cell phones, Read more…

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Electric Wiring Safety

DIY home wiring projects should not be undertaken lightly. Failing to take the proper precautions or to use the right tools can put you and your family in danger. Common risks include electrocution and possible electrical fire. We at WFPD strongly advise working with a professional to get these projects done safely Read more…

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Hotel Safety

In case of fire, know what to do in your home away from home. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) from 2006-2010, U.S. fire departments responded to an average of 3.700 structure fires per year at hotel or motel properties. These fires caused average annual losses of 12 civilian Read more…

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Portable Fireplaces

Tabletop or portable fireplaces are increasingly popular. Although these can be an attractive addition to your home, they can be dangerous. If you use an ethanol fueled fireplace you should follow these safety guidelines from the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association): Portable Fireplace Safety A portable ethanol burning fireplace, and the Read more…

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Space Heaters

Space heaters need space. That’s a key message from the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the United States Fire Administration (USFA). Space heaters annually account for one-third of reported U.S. home heating fires, and four out of five associated civilian deaths. Keep things that can burn at least Read more…

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Carbon Monoxide

Often called the silent killer, carbon monoxide is an invisible, odorless, colorless gas created when fuels burn incompletely. In the home, heating equipment that burns fuel is a potential source of carbon monoxide, with November, December and January representing peak months for (non-fire) carbon monoxide incidents. To reduce the risk Read more…

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Scalding Water

Scald injuries are painful, require prolonged treatment, and may result in lifelong scarring and even death. The American Burn Association recommends the following simple safety tips to decrease the risk to yourself and those you love from tap water scalds: Set home water heater thermostats to deliver water at a Read more…

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