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I recently attended the Wildland Urban Interface Conference hosted by the International Association of Fire Chiefs and its Ready, Set, Go! Program. In addition to attending classes, I received an Award of Excellence for my agency (South Metro Fire Rescue) for its commitment to wildfire risk reduction.
We were early adopters of the Ready, Set, Go! model because of its simplicity and potential for making a solid difference. You can check it out at www.wildlandfirersg.org.
Getting ready for wildfires, whether […]
Peak into fire’s ancient myths and stories and you’ll discover devious tricksters and animals with magical powers. Fascinating stuff for kids learning about fire safety from Einar Jensen, the author of Ancient Fire, Modern Fire and Origins of Fire books. In this new blog series, we’ll share a few of the ancient myths that Einar has collected. They are fun to read, no matter what age you are. Enjoy!
Cooking is the leading cause of residential fires in the nation as a whole. Nationwide, cooking also is the leading cause of home fire injuries, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).
To prevent cooking fires, use appliances according to manufacturer’s instructions and refrain from overloading electrical outlets. Check food that is cooking regularly to verify that it is cooking uniformly and as expected. Move anything that could catch fire, such as oven mitts, wooden utensils, wrappers and towels, away […]