Safety Tips

Let’s Talk Turkey! Thanksgiving Safety Tips

Let’s Talk Turkey! Thanksgiving Safety Tips

By | November 20, 2013 at 9:09 pm | No comments

Thanksgiving signifies the beginning of the Holiday Season and many of us will be spending more time in the kitchen preparing for the Holidays over the next week according to Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna. “Let’s start thinking safety as Thanksgiving Day is the leading day for...

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Electrical Safety

Electrical Safety

By | November 13, 2013 at 12:45 pm | No comments

Electrical failures cause thousands of home fires every year says Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna. Those fires cause death and injuries and close to $1.5 billion dollars in property damage. One simple way homeowners can prevent costly electrical fires is with a home fire inspection. ...

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November is Diabetes Awareness Month… It’s In YOUR Hands!

November is Diabetes Awareness Month… It’s In YOUR Hands!

By | November 6, 2013 at 1:51 pm | No comments

November is Diabetes Awareness month and some people are diabetic and/or borderline diabetic and don’t even realize it says Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna.  It’s best that you check with your family physician for some simple tests.  Meanwhile follow these cool tips to stay at...

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HALLOWEEN SAFETY

HALLOWEEN SAFETY

By | October 30, 2013 at 11:53 am | No comments

Halloween is upon us and safety should be the number one priority for trick or treaters says Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna.  Here are some tips for choosing the right costumes:  Costumes purchased should be made of flame retardant material (Check the label).  Hemlines should...

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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Join Us In the Fight!

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Join Us In the Fight!

By | October 23, 2013 at 11:11 am | No comments

You may be noticing firefighters across the Country wearing Pink lately.  No, the uniforms haven’t changed says Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is this month (October) and  we want you to join us in the fight and raise awareness about the...

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Drop, Cover And Hold On!

Drop, Cover And Hold On!

By | October 16, 2013 at 3:23 pm | No comments

The 2013 Great California Shake-Out Earthquake drill is Thursday, October 17, 2013, at 10:17 a.m.   Everyone is encouraged to practice "Drop, Cover and Hold On" at 10:17 a.m. on Thursday, October 17, 2013.  Preparedness efforts should be practiced through “the week” at...

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Hey There, What’s Cooking?

Hey There, What’s Cooking?

By | October 9, 2013 at 3:45 pm | No comments

NFPA National Fire Prevention Week Theme is and this year’s focus is on Kitchen Fires! The National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) 2013 Fire Prevention Week is October 6-12 and will focus on preventing kitchen fires sys Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna.  Cooking is the top...

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Winds Bring More Than a Fire Threat!

Winds Bring More Than a Fire Threat!

By | October 2, 2013 at 2:54 pm | No comments

Wildfires are not the only hazard we have to concern ourselves with during High Winds.  Flying debris, power outages and personal safety are also a big concern.  The safest place to be during high winds is indoors. Watch for flying debris. Tree limbs may break and street signs...

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Fall Safely By Staying Ahead!

Fall Safely By Staying Ahead!

By | September 25, 2013 at 1:34 pm | No comments

Temperatures are dropping, it’s getting darker earlier, baseball is wrapping up and football is beginning… Fall is in the air! Fall is now official as of Sunday, September 22nd, and as we head into cooler weather and the upcoming holiday season now is a good time to be...

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Wine Wouldn’t You?  September is California Wine Month!

Wine Wouldn’t You? September is California Wine Month!

By | September 18, 2013 at 3:38 pm | No comments

If it has been decreed by Governmental proclamation, it must be true, right?  September is California Wine Month, didn't you know?  Wine has become so vital to California, that it deserves a whole month.  At least according to our Governor. There’s been a lot of...

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Schools Back and So Are Sports Injuries!

Schools Back and So Are Sports Injuries!

By | September 11, 2013 at 1:53 pm | No comments

School is now back in session and along with it comes sports! With over 30 million youths participating in sports, injuries are very likely to occur. Most sports related injuries can be prevented with some basic preventive measures says Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna. Keeping in...

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Are You Prepared? Jeeepers, What Next?

Are You Prepared? Jeeepers, What Next?

By | September 4, 2013 at 3:26 pm | No comments

Anymore it seems there are so many things we need to be Prepared for says Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna.   “How do you keep up and prepare with all these life and worldly events?” September is the 10th Annual National Preparedness Month which means that public safety...

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Labor Day Safety Tips

Labor Day Safety Tips

By | August 28, 2013 at 6:16 pm | No comments

From Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna Next weekend is the start of Labor Day Weekend.  In order to ensure your Labor Day is a good one, there are some simple safety precautions to consider says Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna.  Anyone want to Barbecue or Picnic?  Keep a close eye on...

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The Super Scooper’s Are Back! What Does That Mean?

The Super Scooper’s Are Back! What Does That Mean?

By | August 21, 2013 at 4:19 pm | No comments

Sounds like something for an over-sized pet!  But it’s not...  It means we are stepping into our most critical time for brush fire season.  With all the recent fires one would think we are in the middle of it says Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna. “Not so. As we head into...

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BACK TO SCHOOL SAFETY LESSON 101

BACK TO SCHOOL SAFETY LESSON 101

By | August 14, 2013 at 6:58 pm | No comments

School is soon starting for many of our schools and one of our first lessons is “School Safety 101” says Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna. It’s important to use extra caution while driving as excited students will be walking, bicycling, driving, riding buses and may not be paying...

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Hey There… Give Me Another Shot!

Hey There… Give Me Another Shot!

By | August 7, 2013 at 5:00 pm | No comments

Okay, now that I have your attention… The truth is, none of us likes getting shots. It is especially frightening and can be uncomfortable for small children (and even us bigger babies!).   But getting both yourself and your child properly immunized is an important decision...

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Summer Thunderstorms: Pretty But Dangerous!

Summer Thunderstorms: Pretty But Dangerous!

By | July 31, 2013 at 3:17 pm | No comments

We are in the monsoon season where pop up thunderstorms can quickly and unexpectedly bring flash floods no matter where you live warns Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna. Though part of natures beauty, the can be very dangerous. Watch for the following signs warns Chief DiGiovanna:...

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Never Leave Children, Disabled Adults or Pets in Parked Vehicles

Never Leave Children, Disabled Adults or Pets in Parked Vehicles

By | July 24, 2013 at 3:45 pm | No comments

Each year, dozens of children and untold numbers of pets left in parked vehicles die from hyperthermia.  Hyperthermia is an acute condition that occurs when the body absorbs more heat than it can handle.  Hyperthermia can occur even on a mild day.  Studies have shown that the...

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Dad, The Burgers Are Burning, And So Is The House!

Dad, The Burgers Are Burning, And So Is The House!

By | July 17, 2013 at 7:08 pm | No comments

“July is Dedicated as National Grilling Safety Month…” Dad, the Burgers are Burning, and So is the House! Not something one wants to hear… “While gas grills contribute to a higher number of home fires than their charcoal counterparts, all grills pose a risk for...

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Dog Gone It!!!  What Are You Thinking???

Dog Gone It!!! What Are You Thinking???

By | July 10, 2013 at 4:42 pm | No comments

If you’re pets could talk, chances are they’d give you a good (or likely a bad) “lick - in” says Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna.  Dogs can develop heat stroke and sunburn in the hot weather, but one danger to dogs that's frequently overlooked is the potential for paw pad...

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4th Of July Safety

4th Of July Safety

By | July 3, 2013 at 4:08 pm | No comments

With warm weather and family events, the Fourth of July can be a fun time with great memories. But before you and your family celebrates, make sure everyone knows about 4th of July safety says Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna. If not handled properly, fireworks, barbeques and heat can...

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Just How Cool Are You?

Just How Cool Are You?

By | June 26, 2013 at 8:41 pm | No comments

So you think you’re pretty cool? Step outside and see how quickly you can lose your cool!  “Summers officially here and so is the heat!”  No matter where you live or what you do, eventually we all encounter Mother nature’s wrath of the heat says Fire Chief Sam...

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Vacation Safety Tips: Never Leave Home Without Them!

Vacation Safety Tips: Never Leave Home Without Them!

By | June 19, 2013 at 7:57 pm | No comments

It’s summer time, and time for a vacation! Many of us may be ready for or planning a vacation for the summer months.  Here are some safety tips to help make your vacation safe and enjoyable says Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna. Vacation safety actually begins while you are still at...

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Safety Starts with Me!

By | June 12, 2013 at 10:24 pm | No comments

Every day Fire and EMS personnel respond to workplace accidents resulting in injury and even death.  It’s estimated that nearly 4 million employees suffer from a workplace injury and employers spend more than $170 billion on associated costs each year.  Many of these...

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Be a Sport – Practice Swimming Pool Safety!

Be a Sport – Practice Swimming Pool Safety!

By | June 5, 2013 at 4:19 pm | No comments

It’s safe to say Summer is here! Memorial Day is behind us, schools getting out for summer break and Hot Weather is ahead. Many of us will certainly be headed for the pools!  Before you take the plunge, read this says Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna. •    Never leave a child...

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Congrats! Celebrate Safely

Congrats! Celebrate Safely

By | May 29, 2013 at 2:33 pm | No comments

Its Graduation and summer break time once again; its celebration time! This can be expensive, however, cost is a minor concern for most parents when it comes to these events says Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna. "Their biggest concern is the risky behavior associated with graduation...

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Start the Summer off Right – Memorial Day Safety Tips!

By | May 22, 2013 at 4:14 pm | No comments

Next weekend is Memorial Day Weekend. “Let’s all take part by being responsible for our self and others says Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna.”  Here are a few safety tips: Travel Safety • Buckle up, slow down, don’t drive impaired. • Be well rested, alert and patient;...

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May 5th – 11th is Arson Awareness Week!

By | May 8, 2013 at 2:36 pm | No comments

By Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna Last week fire stories filled our headlines across the nation as several large wildland and structure fires caused millions in damage, injuring both occupants and firefighters and destroyed thousands of acres. We are witnessing what will be one of...

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