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Casa Grande Fire Department in Need of Donations
The Casa Grande Fire Department has signed up on Spark'y Wish List to seek donations from local residents and businesses. Under the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Sparky's Wish List allows local fire departments to register their department and create a wish list of fire safety educational materials. The Casa Grande Fire Department is in need of materials for their community outreach programs to educate children and remind everyone about fire prevention and what to do in the event of a fire.
"Fire safety education saves lives, but with current budget pressures, it's hard for many departments to pay for a range of educational materials," said Jim Shannon, president of NFPA. "Sparky's Wish List is designed to help close the gap between what fire departments can afford and what they need to educate on fire safety."
To donate, please visit www.sparkyswishlist.org/give and search for the Casa Grande Fire Department. Materials will be sent directly to the Casa Grande Fire Department.
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A Safer Home: Room-by-Room Roadmap
To help people take action and make the critical improvements needed to prevent home injuries, the City Of Casa Grande Fire Department is joining the Home Safety Council’s Home Safety Month campaign and encouraging families to tackle safety dangers in each area of the home. Follow the Council’s simple steps below to protect your family from the leading causes of home injury.
Pay close attention and stay within an arm’s length of children in and around water. This includes bathtubs, toilets, pools and spas – even buckets of water.
Gasoline, anti-freeze, pesticides and fertilizer are poison. Make sure these items have child-resistant caps in place, are clearly labeled and are stored in a locked cabinet out of sight and reach of children.
To prevent falls, keep floors and steps clear of clutter and immediately clean up grease and other spills.
To prevent carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, never run a barbecue grill, car or generator in the garage or any other room of your home.
To prevent drowning, make sure your children always swim with a grownup. No child or adult should swim alone.
Use a sturdy ladder when climbing and place it on level ground to lessen the risk of outdoor falls.
Prevent playground injuries by covering areas under and at least six feet around play equipment with 12 inches of soft materials, such as rubber mulch or hardwood chips.
Install bright lights and on/off switches at the tops and bottoms of each stairwell and over porches and entryways.
In homes with young children, use sturdy safety gates at the tops and bottoms of stairways.
Have handrails on both sides of stairs and steps and use them. Always keep the stairs and hallways clear.
For more information on how to keep your family safe in and around the home, please visit www.homesafetycouncil.org.
Visit www.MySafeHome.org to experience an online home safety tour and build a customizable safety plan for your own home.