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Christmas Tree and Decoration Fire Safety

Each year, fire departments respond to roughly 200 structure fires caused by Christmas trees. Of those 2 our of 5 are caused by electrical problems. On average, one of every 32 home fires started by Christmas trees result in death. CHRISTMAS TREE SAFETY When picking a tree follow these tips: If you purchase a real tree, make sure that it is fresh…

Winter Fire Safety Tips

Home fires occur more in winter that in any other season. As you stay cozy and warm this season be fire smart. Half of all home heating fires occur in the months of DECEMBER, JANUARY AND FEBRUARY. 890 people die in winter home fires each year. $2 Million in property loss occurs from these fires. Cooking is the number one cause followed by a heat source…

Safety in cooler weather

With cooler weather approaching we once again will be trying to do things to keep warm. Things like running space heaters, stoves and of course warming our vehicles before drive to work. Please keep in mind the following safety tips as the colder weather approaches. If using space heaters keep items that will burn at least 3 feet away from heater. Have…

West Hastings/12th Street Visioning, Final Report

The final report from the Visioning Meetings conducted earlier this month has been released and can be viewed below. The consultant has taken all community comments and provided a series of recommendations and next steps to consider as we move forward in this area. West Hastings Redevelopment Visioning Report

Fireworks Safety Tips

Each year on average there are 18,500 fires that occur as a result of fireworks. Of those fires 1,300 are involve structures, 300 car fires, 16,900 are outside fires. There are on average 3 deaths, 40 injuries and $43 MILLION in direct property damage due to fireworks. You can enjoy your fireworks safely if you follow a few simple safety tips: OBEY…