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Posted on: April 13, 2021

Always Read the Warning Labels on Cleaning Supplies

Do Not Mix These Cleaning Products

The weather is warming up and that means many will be starting to do some spring cleaning. It’s important to understand what not to mix together. Always read the warning labels on the cleaning supplies and follow the manufactures instructions on...

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Posted on: April 7, 2021

Gasoline Safety

Gas Pump Safety

The American Petroleum Institute (API) is aware of a few unusual fire incidents involving self-service customers who were refueling their vehicles in cool or cold, dry weather conditions. These incidents may be related to static electricity build-up and d...

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Posted on: April 6, 2021

April Showers Bring May Flowers - and Floods!

Flooding

Each year, more deaths occur due to flooding than from any other thunderstorm related hazard.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that over half of all flood-related drownings occur when a vehicle is driven into hazardous flood water. The...

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Posted on: April 5, 2021

Hydrant Flushing

Hydrant Flushing

The Carbondale Fire Department will begin hydrant flushing on Tuesday, April 6. Crews will be working weekdays from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Hydrant flushing will occur at the following intersections: 

  • South Illinois and West Grand Avenues
  • South Oa...
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Posted on: April 1, 2021

Let's Make a Plan

Get Ready! Kids

April is Youth Preparedness month and the Carbondale Office of Emergency Management would like to share information with you from ready.illinois.gov.

Ready Kids! provides tools and information to help before, during and after disasters.

Play games, learn ab...

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Posted on: March 1, 2021

Carbondale Fire Department Smoke Detector Program

Smoke Detector

Since 1988 all dwelling units in Illinois have been required to have smoke detectors and alarms. A recent amendment to the 30 year old Smoke Detector Act reflects advances in technology and provides that by 2022 newly installed residential smoke alarms co...

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Posted on: March 1, 2021

Spring Not Only Brings Warmer Days, but the Increased Potential of Severe Thunderstorms

Stormy Weather Ahead

The Carbondale Office of Emergency Management would like to share information from Ready.gov on severe weather preparedness.

Before Severe Weather

  • Know your area’s risk of thunderstorms. They can occur year-round and at ...
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