5 Heating Safety Tips to Think About Now

It's hard to think about turning on the heat in your home when we're still dealing with 90 degree temperatures. However, fall will be here before you know it! Now's the time to start thinking about fire prevention and the safety of the heating equipment you use in...

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How to Test Your Smoke Detectors

Smoke detectors are often our first defense in case of a fire. That's why it's vital to make sure that they're working properly in your home. After all, it could save you and your loved ones' lives! But how can you check to make sure that they're running efficiently...

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3 Tips for Outdoor Burning

It's hard to think about outdoor burning when you're in the midst of a rainy week. But now that summer is officially here, that means people will be more active in the outdoors. For many folks, activities like camping, beach trips, and backyard parties include outdoor...

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Simple Tips for Tornado Safety

You hear on the news that bad weather is blowing your way – weather so terrible that the local weather forecasters are calling for a chance of tornadoes. Although this isn't a situation we deal with frequently, it's not unheard of during the spring and summer months....

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Celebrate International Firefighters Day

Did you know that today, May 4, is International Firefighters Day? It all started in 1999 after five firefighters were killed while fighting a wildfire in Australia. This holiday was created in their memory, as well as honor of all those who've served and sacrificed...

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5 Smoking Safety Tips for Your Home

You know that smoking is bad for your health. But you may forget that smoking inside your home can also be a major fire hazard. The embers of a cigarette tossed in the trash can lead to the sounds of sirens, the smell of smoke, and the heat of flames. Sadly, this is a...

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3 Spring Driving Safety Tips

Here at Lancaster County Fire Rescue, we're called to help with many different types of emergencies. In addition to fires at homes, businesses, and other types of properties, our fire departments also respond to medical emergencies, auto accidents, and other incidents...

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Avoid These 5 Causes of Electrical Fires

Electrical malfunctions are one of the most common causes of house fires in the United States. Common sense tells us that electricity is dangerous. However, because it's invisible and hidden behind the walls of our homes, many people tend to overlook the warning signs...

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Stay Safe With These Kitchen Fire Safety Tips

Cooking is one of the most common fire safety hazards in the home. In fact, data from the National Fire Protection Association says it's the top cause of fires in the home in the United States. It's also the leading cause of injuries in the home. But you can avoid...

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