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Fire Prevention Week 
We had another successful fire prevention week with the kids at Colo NESCO Elementary. This was a first of hopefully many to come where we worked with two of our mutual aid companies Zearing Fire and McCallsburg Fire  to provide fire safety education  to grades k-4th thanks to all of the teachers who gave us the opportunity to come ad work with the kids
Fall safety tips
·        When the weather turns cold most people spend more time inside their homes using fireplaces, furnaces and heaters to keep warm.
    • Make sure your home heating system is in good working order before the cold weather sets in.
    • Have chimneys cleaned and furnaces inspected.
    • Use a fireplace screen to keep sparks from flying out of the fireplace.
    • Allow at least three feet of empty area around space heaters.
    • Never leave a burning fire unattended.
    • Make sure a fire in a fireplace is completely out before going to bed.
    • Never leave candles burning if you go out or go to sleep.
    • Never use your stove or oven to heat your home.

·        As children return to school in the fall, they are excited and may not be paying as much attention to their surroundings as they should. Keep them safe with these fall safety tips

    • If your child's school bus is equipped with seat belts make sure your child uses it.
    • If your child walks to school or waits at a bus stop, wearing clothes that are brightly colored makes them more visible to drivers.
    • Children that ride bicycles to school should always wear a helmet.
    • Have your child use a rolling backpack if possible.
    • A loaded backpack should not weigh more than ten to twenty percent of the weight of the child.




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