Posted on: November 20, 2017

Practice Safe Cooking this Thanksgiving

Turkey in Oven

Home cooking fires happen most often on Thanksgiving. Add a pinch of safety to your menu with these tips from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

FOR THE TURKEY

If you are roasting your turkey, make sure you set a timer. This way, you won't forget abou...

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Posted on: November 15, 2017

Drop “Toys for Tots” at Allen Fire Stations

Toys for Tots Campaign

“Toys for Tots” is collecting gifts for Allen families at local fire stations through Dec. 6.

The organization accepts unwrapped presents for children through age 16. Items will be distributed to local families and organizations, includ...

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Posted on: November 10, 2017

Is Your Fire Extinguisher Recalled?

photo of recalled fire extinguishers

Kidde has recalled 134 models of fire extinguishers following hundreds of reports of failure. The recall involves two styles of Kidde extinguishers, including models with a plastic handle and those with a push-button Pindicator, manufactured between 1973 ...

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See the list of recalled models. Fire Department
Posted on: October 27, 2017

Outdoor Fireplace and Fire Pit Safety

Outdoor Fire Pit

It's great to cozy up by the fireplace or fire pit. Follow these safety tips to keep your evenings accident-free.

  • Ensure an adult is present at all times when using a fireplace or fire pit.
  • Keep children and pets at least three feet away from open flames.
  • St...
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