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Posted on: December 6, 2021

"Marshmallows Roasting on an Open Fire"

Fireplace Safety

Decking the halls, trimming the tree, and the smell of marshmallows roasting on an open fire are all part of the holiday season! While gathering with friends and family in front of the fireplace this year, the Carbondale Fire Department would like to shar...

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Posted on: December 1, 2021

Holiday Fire Safety Tips

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The holiday season is close upon us. This is a time of joy but there is also an element of danger. To keep your holiday season joyful, we would like to take a few moments to discuss important safety issues. 

Christmas along with Hanukkah is undoub...

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Posted on: November 12, 2021

Don't Crowd The Plow

Dont Crowd the Plow

November is winter weather preparedness month in Illinois, and the Carbondale Office of Emergency Management asks you to prepare now for possible extreme cold, snow, and ice.

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT)  provides the following...

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Posted on: December 7, 2021

Put a Freeze on Winter Holiday Fires

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It's fun to decorate for the winter holidays, but holiday decorations can increase your risk for a home fire. As you deck the halls this season, be fire smart.

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Posted on: October 25, 2021

Keep Calm and Drive Safely

Deer Safety

Deer mating season can be a dangerous time for drivers, deer, and your vehicle. Here are some tips for avoiding a collision:

  1. Watch for the rest of the pack. Deer are pack animals and rarely travel alone. If you see one, there will be more to come. Slow dow...
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Posted on: December 1, 2021

'Tis the season to be freezin'

Winter Weather Ahead

Take time now to prepare your family, home, vehicles, and driving habits for everything from a dusting of snow to a major winter storm. Below is a Pre-Winter Weather Checklist to make preparing for winter easier.

Prepare your home and family

  • Prepare for pos...
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