Fire, Matchstick House, Burning Matchstick HouseFire Prevention Week runs through October 10th. This year, the theme is "Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!" The kitchen is the number one source of home fires, most often caused by unattended cooking. Learn what things you can do, and teach your children to do, to keep everyone in the home safe while cooking by visiting the National Fire Protection Association. There are some excellent videos and resources for kids of all ages. 

Living in Northern Nevada means we have to be prepared for wildfires, as we have seen recently. Embers can be carried more than a mile on the wind, so making sure your home is protected is the best prevention possible. 

  • Create a defensible space around your home
  • Clean roofs and gutters of leaves and debris.
  • Replace or repair loose or missing shingles to prevent embers from igniting your roofing material
  • Screen or box in areas under patios and decks to prevent debris from accumulating
  • Move flammable materials (mulch, firewood piles, etc.) away from buildings

 

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