October 8th through the 14th is National Fire Prevention Week and this year’s theme is ‘Look, Listen, Learn, Be Aware, Fire Can Happen Anywhere’. With colder weather setting in, space heaters and fireplaces will be put to use again. Monmouth Fire Chief Casey Rexroat, offers safety tips to avoid fires in your home:
“Especially with space heaters and such, you want to keep that away from furniture and things like that. No extension cords, you want to plug it right into the outlet. Keep away from furniture and walls and don’t run the cords under rugs. I know they have come a long way.” shares Rexroat.
Chief Rexroat also wants to remind listeners to also be careful and aware when hanging decorations and while using candles.
Fall is here and that means leaves will be falling from the trees. For those that like to burn the leaves in their yard, Monmouth Fire Chief Casey Rexroat reminds listeners of when to safely burn:
“Leaf burning you can do Monday through Saturday from noon until 8 pm. No burning on Sunday. The only thing you can do on Sunday is have a wiener roast, as long as its a recreational fire. No yard waste burning on Sunday. As long as your keep it small and stay with it. Don’t light the fire and go in the house. Don’t light the fire and leave and things like that.” Rexroat reports.
Rexroat also shares to make sure to have a water source nearby in case the fire were to get out of hand.
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