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Gasoline Safety & Burn Awareness

Gasoline Safety & Burn Awareness

Jan 31, 2011

The National Gasoline Safety Project Kicks Off Burn Awareness Week February 6-12 Safety campaign teaches children and families that gas and fire never mix When it comes to handling gasoline safely, especially around children, there are simply no excuses. Research shows that most parents know that gasoline is extremely flammable, and its vapors can explode. And...

National Burn Awareness Week – February 6-12

National Burn Awareness Week – February 6-12

Jan 21, 2011

In the United States there are 2.4 million burn injuries a year, 75,000 are treated in the hospital and over 8000 will die. One million survivors will live with disabilities due to scarring and contractures. Did you know that each year over 500 children under 14 die due to fire and burn related injury and 116,000 are treated for fire/burn injuries. Children...

Kernersville Fire/Rescue Will Host SKYWARN (Weather Spotter) Classes In March

Kernersville Fire/Rescue Will Host SKYWARN (Weather Spotter) Classes In March

Jan 20, 2011

Join other weather enthusiasts from all over the Triad as they learn to identify severe weather patterns and report their findings to the National Weather Service. A SKYWARN class, also referred to as a Weather Spotter class, is a valuable educational opportunity that trains citizens to become Weather Spotters. The National Weather Service often uses Weather...

Forsyth County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan – now available online

Forsyth County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan – now available online

Jan 14, 2011

In June of 2001, the North Carolina General Assembly passed Senate Bill 300, an Act to amend the laws regarding emergency management, disaster recovery and mitigation funds. Among other provisions, this bill requires that local governments have a state approved hazard mitigation plan in order to receive state public assistance funds (effective for...

Winter Driving Tips & The Dangers of Ice

Winter Driving Tips & The Dangers of Ice

Jan 10, 2011

Although the best course of action to take during winter storms is to stay home, there are some circumstances that force citizens to take to the roads. The National Weather Service has provided the following information regarding winter driving tips and the dangers of ice…….. Ice falling in the form of freezing rain is particularly dangerous and...

Clemmons Weather Spotter Class – Basic SKYWARN, April 19th

Clemmons Weather Spotter Class – Basic SKYWARN, April 19th

Jan 7, 2011

Join Clemmons Fire Department personnel as they learn to identify severe weather patterns and report their findings to the National Weather Service. The National Weather Service will present the BASIC SKYWARN Severe Weather Spotter program to help participants understand the warning process. Discussions of how and why buildings fail in high winds as well as...

Winter Fire Safety Tips

Winter Fire Safety Tips

Jan 4, 2011

Stay safe and informed during the cold winter months. Hover over the banner above and widget below and click on the links to explore fire safety tips provided by the US Fire Administration. More winter preparedness tips <a href=”http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/citizens/”>Fire Safety Tips from the U.S. Fire Administration...