On Sunday November 29th at 5pm there will be a community tree lighting at Depot Square Park. Following the tree lighting traditional carols will be sung! Light refreshments will follow in the Hope Valley Fire Department. Please come join our village community in our first ever tree lighting! ... (Full Story & Photos)
When most of us think about Thanksgiving, images of turkey, stuffing and time spent with loved ones typically come to mind, not fire hazards. However, an increased risk of fire is, in fact, a reality of Thanksgiving. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), three times as many home cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving as on a typical day.
Chimney maintenance is vital to your family’s safety.
• Have your chimney inspected and cleaned on a regular basis. Also clean pellet stoves per manufactures recommendations. • When possible, burn seasoned woods (dryness of the wood is more important than hard wood versus soft wood). • Smaller, hotter fires will burn more completely and produce less smoke than larger fires. • Do not burn cardboard ... (Full Story & Photos)
Fire Prevention Week goes all the way back to the Great Chicago Fire, which occurred on October 9, 1871. While the origin of the fire has never been determined, popular folklore blames Mrs. O’Leary’s cow for kicking over a lamp that ignited the conflagration. Amazingly, the infamous fire destroyed more than 17,400 acres in 27 hours and killed more than 250 people. On the fire’s 40th anniversary, the ... (Full Story & Photos)
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