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Month: May 2018

How Safe is Your Workplace?

By County Fire Protection
May 31, 2018 Category • , Workplace Safety

Workplace safety: Its everyones responsibility. Have you ever wondered about the safety of your workplace? Chances are that you do not think about it, but instead just assume that your employer has taken the necessary precautions. But, it is truly something you should take seriously. If your place of employment were to have a fire, it is crucial that you know what to do to save yourself and your coworkers. Here is some important information about recognizing fire hazards, preventing fires and maintaining a safe workplace. Possible Hazards Every workplace and every industry has the potential for different hazards. But, regardless of what type of workplace you are in, there are some risks that could result in a dangerous situation. Here are some possible hazards you should look for the next time you head into your workplace: Combustible materials stored out in the open. Poorly maintained or overloaded electrical circuits. Poor housekeeping. Carelessly left objects causing potential

Is Your Home Protected From Fire? (Most Importantly, Are You and Your Family Prepared?)

By County Fire Protection
May 03, 2018 Category • General

Many people think about the safety and security of their family, but overlook the dangers posed by fire. In summer, your family may gather around a campfire in your backyard and in the winter, your fireplace provides warmth to your home as a retreat from the blistery Ohio weather, but house fires are a different matter. Preparing your family for the dangers of fire saves lives. Last year alone, Ohio saw 112 home fire fatalities. Only a quarter of the way into this year, 43 have been reported. You may have an idea of what your fire safety and evacuation plan looks like but, can your family safely escape in the heat of an emergency? Dont waste another minute and risk the lives of your loved ones take the following steps: Create a Home Escape Plan Consider the quickest and safest ways to exit each area of your house. Ask your kids to imagine a fire in varying locations and plan routes to safety. Important Tips: Route at least two ways of escape. Choose routes using doors first. Include

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