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The following person has been promoted to the rank of Captain:
Monday, October 24, 2011
from Wag’N Enterprises and Invisible Fence organizations
Friday, October 21, 2011
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Everyone wants to have a safe and happy Halloween. Using safety tips and common sense can help make the most of your Halloween season and make it enjoyable and safe for everyone. Follow the tips below and make it a fun and safe Halloween every year!Some Facts:
- Decorations for special events, most often involving candles, account for an annual average of 900 home fires, causing nearly $6 million in direct property damage, according to NFPA.
- In the United States, more than 100 people die each year as a result of their clothing igniting.
- Children are four times more likely to be hit by a car on Halloween than any other night of the year.
- Purchase only those costumes, wigs and props labeled as flame-resistant or retardant.When creating a costume, choose material that won't easily ignite and avoid billowing or long-trailing features.
- Be sure children know the stop, drop and roll technique in the event their clothing catches fire. (Stop immediately, drop to the ground, covering your face with your hands, and roll over and over to extinguish flames.)
- Apply face paint or cosmetics directly to the face. It is safer than a loose-fitting mask that can obstruct a child's vision. If a mask is worn, be certain it fits securely. Cut the eyeholes large enough for full vision. Make costumes short enough to avoid tripping. Dress children in shoes that fit. Allow children to carry only flexible knives, swords or other props. Anything they carry could injure them if they fall.
- Provide children with lightweight flashlights to carry for lighting or as part of their costume.
- When planning party decorations, bear in mind that dried flowers and cornstalks are highly flammable. Keep crepe paper and other decorations well away from all heat sources, including light bulbs, heaters, etc.
- Let children be the artists and leave the pumpkin carving to adults. Children can draw the face of the jack-o-lantern, but only parents should handle the knives.
- Use flashlights as alternatives to candles or torch lights for decorations. They are much safer for trick-or-treaters, whose costumes may brush against the lighting.
- Use flashlights to illuminate Jack-o-lanterns. If you must use candles, use votives and be sure to place the pumpkin on a sturdy surface away from flammable objects.
- Remove outdoor safety hazards such as toys, bicycles and lawn ornaments. Make sure the driveway and stairs are cleared of leaves, which can be a slipping and falling hazard. Make sure that the driveway and walks are well lit for incoming trick-or-treaters. Replace burned-out or broken light bulbs.
- Before heading out to trick-or-treat, apply reflective wrist bands, tape, and stickers to costumes, bags and sacks and use a flashlight with fresh batteries to see and be seen.
- Children are four times more likely to be hit by a car on Halloween than any other night of the year. Accompany children and remind them to stop at all street corners before crossing, cross only at intersections and crosswalks. Teach them to look left, right and left again before crossing the street and to continue looking both ways as they cross.
- Instruct children never to enter a home or an apartment building unless accompanied by an adult. Restrict trick-or-treating visits to homes with porch or outside lights illuminated.
- Remember to keep exits clear of decorations, ensuring nothing blocks escape routes.
- Instruct children who are attending parties at others' homes to locate the exits and plan how they would get out in an emergency.
- Set a time for children to return home. Tell children to bring their treats home before eating them. Parents should check treats to ensure that items have not been tampered with and are safely sealed. Be careful with fruit. Inspect the surface closely for punctures or holes and cut it open before allowing a child to eat it.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
The public should take note that the exercise will simulate the movement and treatment of mock victims to area hospitals. Residents should anticipate additional helicopter traffic in the area.
This exercise will not impact the ability to be promptly seen at local hospitals, but people should be aware that they will likely see mock victims dressed up to look like they have been severely injured and hospital staff in personal protective equipment simulating the decontamination process.
People should not be alarmed; this is a planned exercise to test the regions capability to respond to a mass casualty scenario.
The Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security
Monday, October 17, 2011
Friday, October 14, 2011
On Saturday October 15th from until , there will be food vendors, moon bounces, rock walls, and much more for the entire family. Here is a link to the event and hope to see you there to help raise much needed funds for our family at MDA: http://www.highpointcatering.com/bbq-battle/index.html
Thursday, October 13, 2011
CPSC estimates an annual average of more than 386,000 unintentional residential fires, nearly 2,400 deaths and more than 12,500 injuries each year from 2006 through 2008.
Fire kills and injures! Make sure you check your smoke alarms today! Also develop a home escape plan for you and those you love!
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
We would like to invite any BBQ enthusiasts to sign up to compete. If you have ever wanted to, but never entered a competition, this is a great low stress opportunity. There is $1400 in prize money and a great time to hang out with friends around the grill. Please share this with all of your list friends.
Here is a link to the event and hope to see you there to help raise much needed funds for our family at MDA: http://www.highpointcatering.com/bbq-battle/index.html
Assistant Chief Scott Graham
Monday, October 10, 2011
Friday, October 7, 2011
much more. . . please visit the fire station’s website or call for a comprehensive listing of activities planned.
October 9 Hillandale Volunteer Fire Department, Station 24
October 22 Burtonsville Volunteer Fire Department, Station 15
13900 Old Columbia Pike,
8001 River Road,
Remember, the last thing we at MCFRS want to do is meet you by "accident!"
Fact Sheet Texting_Cell 2011
Thursday, October 6, 2011
By: Firefighter Mike Johns
The 28th annual Make-A-Wish triathlon took place on Saturday, September 24, 2011. A total of 18 people competed this year, representing Montgomery County Fire & Rescue. This was the third consecutive year that a group of Montgomery County firefighters have organized a team to race. It was also the largest team yet!
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Montgomery County Firefighters to Join Area Students in Annual Walk to School Day Events Around the County
When: Wednesday, October 5, 2011
20301 Brandermill Drive, Germantown, Maryland
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