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Posted on: February 23, 2020

Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries

Smoke Detector

Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, March 8 at 2 a.m. 

The Carbondale Fire Department recommends changing the batteries in your smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors when you move your clocks forward. In addition, the CFD recommends refreshi...

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Posted on: February 1, 2020

Earthquake Preparedness

Earthquake Preparedness

Whether you are at home, in a classroom or other type of building, it is important to know how to protect yourself during an earthquake.

Some of the largest earthquakes ever recorded in North America rocked the mostly rural central U.S. between December 18...

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Posted on: January 3, 2020

Space Heater Safety

Space Heater Safety

The National Fire Protection Association reports that heating equipment, such as space heaters, is the second-leading cause of home fires in the U.S. Portable space heaters have become a popular way to supplement central heating. More than half (53%) of a...

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Posted on: December 2, 2019

Preparing for Winter Weather

Final Winter Survival Kit

With winter upon us, the Carbondale Fire Department would like to remind everyone to be prepared to take care of yourself and those around you. Emergency Preparedness Kits should be prepared with at least three days' worth of essentials for your family an...

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Posted on: October 29, 2019

Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon Monoxide

Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless gas that often goes undetected, catching individuals off guard or in their sleep. The "silent killer" is produced by burning fuel in cars or trucks, small engines, stoves, lanterns, grills, fireplaces, g...

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