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Lieutenant Scot Best, August 08

Millions of Americans live with physical and mental disabilities. One in four American adults (61 million) live with a disability. The identity of the group of Americans with disabilities is constantly changing. This is why it is important to be familiar with fire safety practices for those with disabilities.

Quick Facts:
• Those with physical and mental disabilities are one of the highest risk groups ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Home Fire Safety for Older Adults

Lieutenant Scot Best, August 02

The U.S. fire problem is severe. Each year, home fires result in a significant number of deaths and injuries. Older adults (ages 65+) are burdened with the gravest fire risk and are consistently more threatened with injury or death by fire than any other age group. Raising awareness among older adults is the key to reducing home fires and preventing deaths.

Knowing what to do in the event of a ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Lieutenant Scot Best, July 31

The following products were recently recalled by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC):

1) Product: Segway Powersports Recalls Fugleman UT10E and UT10X Utility Terrain Vehicles (UTVs)

Hazard: The cockpit rear panel between the seats and the cargo bed can overheat and melt the plastic, posing a fire hazard.

Recall date: July 07, 2022

For more information visit: https://tinyurl.com/4tpx897u
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Preparing Your Children to Stay Home Alone – Fire Safety and Beyond

Lieutenant Scot Best, July 25

At some point during the school year and summer, you may begin to consider the possibility of having your children care for themselves throughout the day. Self-care can be a rewarding experience for children who are ready for it. It can help them develop independence and responsibility and can give them confidence in their own abilities. However, if your child is not ready, self-care can be a frightening ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Lieutenant Scot Best, July 18

Each year, children start many fires. Many of these fires are started with matches and lighters. Children set fires for many reasons; they may be curious about fire, crying for help, or engaging in delinquent behavior. Children as young as two have been able to operate lighters and start fires with them. Any act of fire setting, regardless of the reason, is dangerous and must be handled appropriately.

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Stop, Drop, Cover, and Roll

Lieutenant Scot Best, July 11

Each year more than 15,000 people are seriously burned when their clothes catch on fire. In more than half of the incidents, flammable liquids or vapors were present on, or around the person's clothing. But it can happen in many ways. A person's loose sleeve may catch fire on a hot stove. Someone may be working with gasoline or some other flammable liquid and then light a cigarette. They might ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Lieutenant Scot Best, July 05

One of the primary causes of residential fire deaths and injuries for children under the age of 10 is playing with a heat source, which includes lighters and matches. When it comes to children, safety should be a priority and when it comes to fire safety, it is no exception.

Kids and Fire Safety- Facts and Stats:
• Every day, at least one child dies from a home fire and another 293 children are ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Fire and Safety Hazard Product Recalls

Lieutenant Scot Best, June 30

The following products were recently recalled by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC):
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