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Posted on: February 1, 2024

Fire Safety for College Students

Campus Fire Safety

Overloaded extension cords, power strips, and outlets are one of the leading causes of fires in college housing.

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Posted on: February 1, 2024

Seniors and Fire Prevention

Seniors and Fire Prevention

Older adults are at higher risk of being injured or dying from a home fire. Decreased mobility, cognitive confusion, sight and hearing loss can affect your ability to respond quickly in an emergency.

Senior Safety Reviews has published 10 "Most Recomm...

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Posted on: February 1, 2024

Is Your Number Up?

Is Your Number Up

Firefighters, ambulances, and police personnel waste no time answering an alarm. Everything they do is calculated and rehearsed to save every possible second. The trouble is they can’t always find your house in a hurry. Why? Because the house nu...

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Posted on: February 1, 2024

Do Your Emergency Plans Include Your Pets?

Pet Safety

If your family includes a dog, cat, hamster, or other furry, feathered, or scaly friends, remember to include their unique needs in your home emergency plans.

According to IEMA, home emergency supply kits for pets should include the following:

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Posted on: February 1, 2024

What to do During an Earthquake

Earthquake Preparedness

It is important to know how to protect yourself during an earthquake, whether in your home, a school classroom, a high-rise, or another type of building. The City of Carbondale Office of Emergency Management would like to share Illinois Emergency Manageme...

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Posted on: February 1, 2024

Hot Liquids Burn Like Fire!

Burn Awareness Week

National Burn Awareness Week is February 4-10, 2024, and the Carbondale Fire Department would like to share scald prevention safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

A scald injury can happen at any age. Children, older adults, and...

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