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Posted on: January 1, 2023

Pre-Winter Weather Checklist

Winter Weather Ahead

 With cooler temperatures fast approaching, we should all prepare for upcoming winter weather.

Prepare your home and family

  • Prepare for possible isolation in your home by having sufficient heating fuel; regular fuel sources may be cut off. For exam...
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Posted on: January 1, 2023

Winter Fire Safety Tips

Winter Fire Safety Tips

The high cost of home heating fuels and utilities has caused many people to search for alternate sources of home heating. The use of wood-burning stoves is growing and space heaters are selling rapidly. Fireplaces are burning wood and man-made logs. All t...

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Posted on: January 1, 2023

Tips to Limit Your Exposure to Hazardous Household Chemicals

Household Chemicals

Knowing how to handle household products containing hazardous materials or chemicals can reduce the risk of injury.

  • ONLY STORE HOUSEHOLD CHEMICALS IN PLACES CHILDREN CAN'T GET TO THEM
  • Save the national poison control number in your cell phone and p...
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Posted on: January 1, 2023

Space Heaters are a Leading Cause of Home Fires

Space Heater Safety

Be warm and safe this winter by following these tips when using a heating source, such as space heaters:

  • Keep anything that can burn at least three feet away from heating equipment, like the furnace, fireplace, wood stove, or portable space heater
  • Have a th...
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Posted on: December 5, 2022

Updated Illinois Smoke Alarm Law Effective January 1, 2023

Smoke Detector

Beginning January 1, 2023, any new smoke alarm that is installed within a single or multi-family home is required to be an alarm that features a 10-year sealed battery.

Smoke alarms in single or multi-family homes prior to January 1, 2023, may remain in pl...

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Posted on: November 1, 2022

Don't Crowd The Plow

Dont Crowd the Plow

November is winter weather preparedness month in Illinois, and the Carbondale Office of Emergency Management asks you to prepare now for possible extreme cold, snow, and ice.

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT)  provides the following...

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