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Posted on: July 2, 2020

Four Lifesaving Skills You Should Learn

Life Saving Skills

Lifesaving skills such as first aid, CPR, fire prevention and utility management can help save lives during a disaster.  

The Carbondale Office of Emergency Management and IEMA suggest the following to help prepare in a disaster:

  • Shut off the gas, ...
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Posted on: June 29, 2020

Summer Season: Peak Time for Grilling Fires

Grilling Safety

With barbecue season here, the Carbondale Fire Department would like to remind grillers to use cooking safety during the summer months when grilling fires occur most often. According to the latest grilling statistics from NFPA:

  • 10,600 home fires are starte...
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Posted on: June 24, 2020

Be Careful!

Fireworks Safety

Fireworks cause thousands of injuries each year. Did you know that even sparklers burn hot enough to cause third-degree burns and account for more than one-quarter of emergency room fireworks injuries?  

The Carbondale Fire Department would like y...

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

Do Your Emergency Plans Include Your Pets?

Per Preparedness

If your family includes a dog, cat, hamster or other furry, feathered or scaly friends, don’t forget to include their unique needs in your home emergency plans.

According to IEMA, home emergency supply kits for people should include the following...

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Posted on: June 1, 2020

June is Summer Safety Month

Summer

June is the official start of summer and a good opportunity to consider summer safety. The City of Carbondale Office of Emergency Management would like to share the following tips:

Vacation Safety Tips:

  • Pack a travel-size emergency supply kit with water, sn...
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