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Lieutenant Scot Best, October 03

As the leaves turn from green to orange, the weather starts to cools, and you begin preparing for the cold season ahead. You’re excited for Halloween and can’t wait to start decorating your home. But have you thought about the fire safety risks that arise during the fall? During the fall and winter months, fire hazards in your home stem largely from heating the space. According to the American Red ... (Full Story & Photos)

Fire and Safety Hazard Product Recalls - September

Lieutenant Scot Best, September 30

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

1) Product: Ivy Bronx, Orren Ellis, Stellar Home Furniture, and Wade Logan branded Murphy Beds

Hazard: The wall beds can break or detach from the wall and fall onto those nearby, posing serious impact and crush hazards.

Recall date: September 08, 2022

For more information visit: https://tinyurl.com/b8ufdkwu

2) ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Lieutenant Scot Best, September 26

The number of 911 calls placed by people using wireless phones has significantly increased in recent years. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) estimates about 70% of 911 calls are placed from wireless phones, and that percentage is growing.

As more people eliminate landline phones from their homes, it’s important to make sure that they adapt their emergency plans to allow for quick access ... (Full Story & Photos)

Monthly Drill: A.L.I.V.E. Active Shooter Survival Training

Lieutenant Scot Best, September 20

Ridge VFD members gathered last evening for our September training drill; A.L.I.V.E. Active Shooter Survival Training. Josh Sullivan, Managing Partner at Discreet Security Services and Investigations, came to the firehouse to present on the topic.

When a known or random gunman opens fire, on average, nearly a dozen injuries and at least three deaths occur. Being prepared is the best tool for survival! ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Lieutenant Scot Best, September 19

Carbon monoxide (CO), often called “the silent killer,” is an invisible, odorless, and tasteless gas created when fuels (such as kerosene, gasoline, wood, coal, natural gas, propane, oil, and methane) burn incompletely. Carbon monoxide can result from home fuel-powered devices such as fireplaces, home and space heaters, stoves, water heaters, etc. CO can also result from fuel camping equipment, including ... (Full Story & Photos)

Community Social Raffle Winners

Member Cheryl Ridgell, September 13

Congratulations to Mike Watson who was the winner of the Pellet Smoker and to John Adams who was the winner of the Handmade Quilt. Thank you to all for the support!... (Full Story)

No Caption Smoking & Fire Safety

Lieutenant Scot Best, September 12

Smoking materials, including cigarettes, pipes, and cigars, are the leading cause of fire deaths. If you smoke in your home, you put your entire household at greater risk of fire. The same can be said for smoking in the outdoors and in public spaces. Between 2015 and 2019, fire departments responded to 651 structure fires started by cigarettes, resulting in over $15 million worth of property damage.

Smoking ... (Full Story & Photos)

Ridge Volunteer Fire Department Community Social Event

Member Cheryl Ridgell, September 08

Welcome to the Ridge Volunteer Fire Department Community Social event. As you look around the grounds, you may notice that many of the events are very much the same as our annual carnival. That is because, for the most part, this event is very much in align with our carnival. Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, we were not able to secure a vendor to provide carnival rides for ... (Full Story & Photos)

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