Fire Safety during Winter Storms

By SpencerWeb | November 14, 2018

Winter storms can happen almost anywhere. They can cause us problems. Know what to do before, during and after a storm. This will help keep you and your family safe from a winter fire. Test all smoke alarms. Do this at least once a month. This way you will know they are working. Install carbon monoxide alarms in your home. Test the alarms. Plan two ways out of the home in case of an emergency. Clear driveway and front walk of ice and snow. This will provide easy access to your home. Make sure your house number can be seen […]

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Put a Freeze on Winter Fires

By SpencerWeb | November 14, 2018

It’s not too early to begin preparing for the heating season. Check these 10 tips off your list and get ahead of the winter freeze. Our furnace has been inspected and serviced by a qualified professional during the last 12 months. (A furnace should be serviced at least once a year.) Our chimneys and vents have been cleaned and inspected by a qualified professional. I have checked for creosote build-up. (Not cleaning your chimney is the leading cause of chimney fires from built up creosote. This service needs to be done at least once a year.) Our wood for our […]

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Stay off Ice Covered Lakes and Ponds

By SpencerWeb | November 14, 2018

This time of year several water bodies become frozen, but not completely, which is why the Cottleville Fire District is issuing a reminder to “stay off the ice” when near the water.

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How to Dispose of Fireplace Ashes Safely

By SpencerWeb | October 4, 2018

The disposal of fireplace ashes is a serious and ongoing problem because one of the major causes of home fires is the improper disposal of hot fireplace ashes. When the weather is cold outside, a warm cozy fire is delightful. Once the fire is put out, many people simply scoop up their ashes and deposit them into their plastic trash container in the garage. But ashes can hold enough heat to ignite a combustible plastic bin or bag even several days later. Never store or dispose of hot ashes in a combustible plastic trash container. This one simple action is […]

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Home Heating Fire Safety Tips

By SpencerWeb | October 4, 2018

Facts about home heating fires From 2010-2012, an average of 45,200 home heating fires occurred in the United States each year and resulted in an annual average of approximately 155 deaths, 625 injuries and $351 million in property loss. Heating was the second leading cause of home fires following cooking. Home heating fires peaked in the early evening hours between 5 and 9 p.m. with the highest peak between 6 and 8 p.m. This four-hour period accounted for 30 percent of all home heating fires. Home heating fires peaked in January (21 percent) and declined to the lowest point during […]

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Smoking & Home Fire Safety Tips

By SpencerWeb | July 19, 2018

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Pet Fire Safety

By SpencerWeb | July 19, 2018

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Electrical Safety

By SpencerWeb | July 19, 2018

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Carbon Monoxide Safety

By SpencerWeb | July 19, 2018

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9-Volt Battery Safety

By SpencerWeb | July 19, 2018

Protect yourself from the dangers of unpackaged and loose 9v batteries that are stored in drawers with other household items. Learn what to do to properly store and how to properly dispose of them! [pdf-embedder url=”https://www.cottlevillefpd.org/wp-content/uploads/9voltBatterySafety.pdf”]

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