Our good luck continues to hold, as so far we have been able to keep Old Man Winter at bay, but we still have a Month to go since we all know that March is very unpredictable.
I want to thank everyone in the Community for their support of FF/Medics Jennifer and Robbie Duke and their daughter Danielle. Everyone at the Fire Department is totally impressed with the support, prayers, donations and good wishes they have received. I have and will continue to be so very impressed with our Bellevue and Dayton friends.
Fire prevention is the best method of fire safety for people of all ages. However, smoking and heating related fires are the leading causes of death or injury for persons 75 and older. The overall risk of fire-related fatalities for this age group is 3 times higher than average.
Since some seniors may have difficulty moving quickly and suffer more when injuries and smoke inhalation occur, it is essential to prevent fires from happening at all. What I am trying to say here is as we get older we don't move as quickly as we once did. That is why I strongly encourage extended fire prevention plans for our senior citizens. Here are some suggestions:
During the month of March I will be visiting Speers Court to have an information table with handouts and just to chat about fire safety. If you think your facility, apartment complex, church group etc.. would benefit from a visit, please contact Fireman Joe at Stambushj@hotmail.com or call the firehouse 261-0083 to arrange this informational program. Until next month, enjoy the weather, but always practice good Fire Safety habits.
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