Special to GUIDON In just two minutes, a fire can become life-threatening. In five minutes, a residence can be engulfed in flames. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, more than 1.3 million fires in the United States occurred in 2017, resulting in $23 billion in losses, 3,400 deaths and 14,670 injuries. The Department of Homeland Security urges everyone to keep in mind these … [Read more...] about Homeland Security: Fires and what you can do
Fort Leonard Wood’s trick-or-treat hours are 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 31 and officials from the Directorate of Emergency Services, General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital, Fort Leonard Wood Safety Office and Fire Prevention Office offered tips to the community for having a safe and fun Halloween. Law enforcement personnel, supported by Soldiers in the Noncommissioned Officer Academy, will be … [Read more...] about FLW officials offer trick-or-treating safety advice
By Michael Campbell Special to GUIDON In a fire, every second counts. It is important for members of our community to know what to do if there is a fire. Fire safety education isn’t just for school children. This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere,” works to educate people about three ways they can reduce the likelihood of having a … [Read more...] about Look, listen, learn: Be aware, fire can happen anywhere
By Michael Campbell Special to GUIDON Every year thousands of people die or are injured in house fires. With proper awareness, prevention, and preparation, this number can be significantly reduced. Awareness — Be aware of the most common causes of house fires. Prevention — Do what you can to eliminate these causes in your house. Preparation — Be prepared to react quickly and … [Read more...] about Do you have an EDITH plan?