Tuesday, October 9, 2012
October is National Fire Safety and Prevention Month. Talk to your family about how to prevent a devastating fire in your own home.
October 7-13 is Fire Prevention Week, which was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire in 1871 that killed 250 people and left more than 10,000 people homeless. In fact, the entire month of October is dedicated to National Fire Safety and Prevention, which is a perfect opportunity to talk to your family about fire safety. Everyone knows the stop, drop, and roll, but there are many other ways to prevent a fire in your home. Here are five tips recommended by the CDC: Last fall, Milton Fire Prevention Officer Lieutenant Brian Doherty offered suggestions for preventing fires as we approach the holiday season. “It’s heating season, so have a service contractor check your heating system, and check your chimneys,” said Doherty. “Be …
Sunday, December 18, 2011
The risk of home fires increase during the winter months. The Milton Fire Department is offering tips to prevent fires this winter.
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Sunday, December 18, 2011
The winter season brings the highest number of home fires, more than any other time of year. Home fires increase in part due to cooking and heating. Winter storms can also interrupt electrical service and cause people to turn to alternative and many times unsafe methods of keeping warm which often increases the risk of fire in the winter months. The holiday season brings additional fire risks. The following safety tips are offered to prevent winter home fires: The Milton Fire Department wishes all citizens and very safe and happy holiday season. The above release was provided by Milton Fire Prevention Officer Lt. Brian Doherty.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
The Milton Fire Department recently supplied Milton Patch with some pointers for safe grilling from the State Fire Marshal's office.
The summer is a perfect time to enjoy a relaxing meal fresh off the grill. This time of year also provides a risk of fires as was evident last week with a reported grill fire and a larger blaze in May. Lt. Brian Doherty, the Fire Prevention Officer for the Milton Fire Department, provided a few outdoor grilling tips, which were distributed to local fire departments by the State Fire Marshal’s office. A good place to start when it comes to grill safety is to check for leaks. Gas grill users should secure the tank connection and check for cracks in the hose. “Using a brush, apply a soapy solution made of one part detergent and one part water to the tank connection,” said Fire Marshal Stephen Coan via a release. “If the solution bubbles, you …