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Fire Department Offers Fireworks Safety Tips in Time for Independence Day Celebrations

Fire Department Offers Fireworks Safety Tips in Time for Independence Day Celebrations
Sixty-seven percent of fireworks injuries in 2014 occurred in the month around Independence Day   The Forsyth County Fire Department reminds citizens this Independence Day to practice safe handling of fireworks and to be alert while observing fireworks displays.   “Fireworks displays are synonymous with Independence Day celebrations, but they are also very unpredictable, and accidents and injuries can occur without much warning,” said Fire Chief Danny Bowman. “The best way to avoid injury is to remain alert and leave the fireworks displays to trained professionals.”   According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 230 people on average go to the emergency room ...

Winter Weather Heating Safety Tips from Forsyth Fire

Winter Weather Heating Safety Tips from Forsyth Fire
Help keep you and your family safe during cold weather with these safety tips from the Forsyth County Fire Department.   Have heating equipment and chimneys cleaned and inspected every year by a qualified professional. Follow manufacturers’ recommendations regarding where and how to use any heating devices. Keep anything that can burn at least three feet away from heating equipment, like a furnace, fireplace, wood stove or portable space heater. Never place heaters on tables or furniture. Avoid using extension cords for heaters ...

Holiday Fire Prevention and Safety Tips from Forsyth County Fire

Holiday Fire Prevention and Safety Tips from Forsyth County Fire
“The Forsyth County Fire Department encourages everyone to take precautionary measures to help ensure safety throughout the holiday season,” Forsyth County Fire Chief Danny Bowman said. “Responsible use of items such as lights and decorations can help prevent fires and injuries.”   Heating Safety Keep anything that can burn at least three feet away from heating equipment, like the furnace, fireplace, wood stove or portable space heater. Never place heaters on tables or furniture. Avoid using extension cords for heaters if possible. Do not use unvented gas heaters ...

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