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Tag: state Fire Marshal’s Office


Have a fire-free Thanksgiving

The state Fire Marshal’s Office provides this advice to keep your turkey – and your home – from burning …

Start holiday cooking with a clean stove and oven.  Remove any buildup of grease that may be on the surface of the appliance.

Use the back burners whenever possible.  Keep pot handles turned in order to avoid accidental bumping or spills.

Have a fire extinguisher available not more than 10 feet from the stove, on the exit side of the cooking area.  Ensure you know how to use your fire extinguisher.  A 2-1/2 lb. class ABC multi-purpose dry chemical extinguisher

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Change your smoke alarm batteries, state agency urges

The state Fire Marshal’s Office is reminding residents to change out the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors when the clocks fall back an hour this weekend.

The time change takes effect Sunday morning.

“Smoke alarms most often fail because of missing, dead or disconnected batteries so changing the batteries at least once a year is a simple, effective way to protect your family and reduce home fire deaths,” a press release states.

Sixty-seven percent of fire deaths in the state occur in homes that don’t have working smoke alarms. The number of fire fatalities peak between

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