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During and After a Disaster: Portable Generator Hazards

Sep 15: Portable generators are useful when temporary or remote electric power is needed, but they can be hazardous. The primary hazards to avoid when using them are carbon monoxide poisoning, electric shock or electrocution, and fire. See Also: Candle Fire Safety, Electrical Fire Safety

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September is National Preparedness Month

Sep 10: Fire departments can benefit from learning not only how to be ready in case of natural or man-made disasters, but also how to assist their community residents and businesses in preparing for the unexpected. More »

Fire Department Preparedness for Extreme Weather, Natural Disasters
National Fire Academy Starts College Internship Program
Twelve Fatality Hotel Arson Fire Report Released
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Focus on Fire Safety

Focus on Fire: Preparedness

Fire kills more Americans than all natural disasters combined.

September is National Preparedness Month. In most types of disasters, the risk for fire is increased due to loose electrical wires, broken gas lines, flooding, or the lack of electricity. In addition, fires in residences are a personal disaster striking hundreds of thousands of homes each year. More »

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