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Posted on: August 1, 2021

August is School and Campus Preparedness Month

School and Campus Preparedness Month

As the kids get ready to head back to school, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and local emergency management agencies, including the Carbondale Fire Department, are encouraging parents to include emergency preparedness in their back-to-sch...

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Posted on: July 9, 2021

Plan Your Escape Around Your Abilities

Fire Safety for People with Disabilities

  • Know two ways out of every room
  • If possible, live near an exit
  • You'll be safest on the ground floor if you live in an apartment building
  • If you live in a multistory home, sleep on the first floor
  • Being on the ground floor and near an exit will make your escap...
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Posted on: June 22, 2021

Be Safe! Prepare for Hazards

Boating Safety- Web

Before you get on the water, the Carbondale Fire Department would like to share the following checklist to ensure you have a safe boating experience.

  1. Check the forecast with the National Weather Service
  2. Always wear your life jacket
  3. Know your limits - do not ...
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Posted on: July 1, 2021

Don't Overheat This Summer!

Extreme Heat

During the summer months, temperatures in Illinois can reach dangerous levels. Extreme heat can be particularly hazardous for children, seniors, those with special needs, and pets. The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and the City of Carbondale...

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