Safety Tips

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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Home Heating

Heating equipment is the leading cause of home fire deaths. WFPD and The National Fire Protection Association recommend following these general home heating safety tips: Keep anything that can burn (including papers, rugs, and curtains) at least three feet away from heating equipment, like the furnace, fireplace, wood stove, or portable Read more…

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House Numbering

If you have an emergency would your house be easy to find? Make sure your home and mailbox are well marked. House Address Numbers Should Be: Located above the garage door or the main entrance facing the street At least 6 inches tall An easy to see color Block numbers, Read more…

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Campus Fire Safety

Heading off to college is a highlight in the lives of many young adults. Unfortunately, with the newfound independence of college life comes an increased risk of fires. According to the Center for Campus Safety there have been 79 documented, fatal fires on a college campus, in Greek housing, or in off-campus Read more…

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Cooking Safety

Every year 13,000 people are injured in home fires, and with cooking being one of the leading causes of these fires it is important to remember safety when your are in the kitchen. If you have a cooking fire, just get out! When you leave, close the door behind you Read more…

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Fireplace Safety

Everyone gathered around the fireplace enjoying the holidays. It makes for a picture perfect scene, but without taking the proper precautions fireplaces can cause a fire hazard in an instant. Top 3 Fireplace Safety Tips Check the chimney to ensure it is clear of debris. A fireproof screen should be Read more…

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Candle Safety

On average 25 home candle fires start every day. The simple nature of candles having an open flame is the key to why they can be so dangerous. WFPD recommends using battery operated, flameless candles. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), more than half of all candle fires Read more…

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Holiday Lights

Inspect holiday lights every year. If you find: • Frayed wire • Bare spots • Broken sockets • The wires are warm to the touch • They are not approved by UL or another testing laboratory Then it is time to purchase new lights. Never link more than three lights Read more…

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Grilling

Although gas grills are used roughly 1.5 times as often as charcoal grills, they are involved in five times as many fires. The key to not becoming a statistic is following some simple grilling safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). According to the National Fire Protection Association Read more…

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