Community education

Safety Tips

Keeping the community safe is our top priority. Did you know you can help us from home? Our Community Education pages offer important facts and useful tips on everything from fire safety to severe weather.

Carbon Monoxide Safety

Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a gas. It has no odor. CO gas is poisonous. It can make a person feel sick and can be deadly. Devices that burn fuel be sources of carbon monoxide.

Emergency Supply Kit

Disasters can happen anywhere and at any time. By taking the time to create an emergency supplies kit, your family will be prepared in the event of a disaster.

Fire Extinquishers

Why are there so many types of fire extinguishers and what type do I need for my home? Learn the basics on how to use and what to use them on.

Knox-Box® Rapid Entry System

The Knox-Box® Rapid Entry System is a secure emergency access program developed for property owners and first responders.

Preventing Falls

Staying safe around the house is important for everyone, but especially for seniors, who may be facing health problems and limited mobility.

Home Escape Plan

Your ability to get out depends on advance warning from smoke alarms and advance planning. For easy planning, download this NFPA Escape Planning Grid.

Heating Safety

Keep them at least 3 feet (1 meter) away from anything that can burn – including you. Shut off and unplug heaters when you leave your home or go to bed.

Tornado Safety

On average, 1,200 tornadoes cause 70 fatalities and 1,500 injuries nationwide each year. Tornadoes can occur at any time of the year.

Smoke Alarms

Smoke alarms are a key part of a home fire escape plan. When there is a fire, smoke spreads fast. Working smoke alarms give you early warning so you can get outside quickly.