Wednesday, February 13, 2013
With the initial number of reduced price smoke alarms almost claimed, Monarch Fire Protection District has ordered another 600 to be made available for residents.
Monarch Fire Protection District's partnership with the Home Depot to make smoke alarms available for district residents at a reduced price is continuing, Fire Marshal Roger Herin told fire board members at Thursday's meeting. Monarch initially had 600 hard-wired smoke detectors provided by Home Depot for residents to purchase at $10.90 each, in comparison to the typical $16 retail price, Herin said. "It's been a great program so far," Herin said Thursday. "We plan to continue this program as long as Home Depot can hold at that price." Residents can also arrange for Monarch to install the smoke detectors free of charge. Herin said some homes need one smoke detector, others need 10, with an average of three to four needed per home. Monarch …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Rockwood Reservation staffers in Wildwood are bracing for signs of wildfires, too. Campers may be precluded from starting barbecues there during Independence Day festivities.
At this point of the summer in any given year, conservationists usually do not have highest concerns about the volumes of forests and tree groves in Wildwood because the groundcover underneath them has enough moisture to help ward off forest fires, said Rockwoods Reservation area manager Gus Raeker. "However, this year, we're in different territory," said Raeker. "Comparatively speaking, it's as dry now as it usually is in August—we're about two months ahead of our natural cycle of dryness." Raeker said outdoor enthusiasts need to careful and to watch even more during this coming week. "It's not as extreme today as it's going to get, but we're starting to get concerned." Rockwoods Reservation, headquartered from Glencoe Road, is managed by…
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Everyone looks forward to summer vacations, camping, family reunions, picnics and the Fourth of July. However, there are almost 3,800 Americans injured by outdoor cooking and recreational fires each year.
Summertime should be a time of fun and making happy memories. Knowing a few fire safety tips and following safety instructions will help everyone have a safe summer. Deputy Chief Randy Gabel, Eureka Fire Protection District, shares the following safety tips as recommended by the U.S. Fire Administration. Safety Tips for Grilling and Campfires: Editor's Note: The injury statistic referenced in this article was supplied by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.