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Being #FireSafe in Your Home

Posted on 2.7.21

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Sometimes being #FireSafe in your home means taking extra measures! Although it may seem like keeping a fire extinguisher in your kitchen is unnecessary, it could mean all the difference during a fire emergency! — @CALFIRE_PIO via Twitter   #RT @CAL_FIRE: Sometimes being #FireSafe in your home means taking extra measures! Although it may seem […]

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Fire extinguisher used to put out kitchen fire

Posted on 12.22.20

Fire extinguisher used to put out kitchen fire

Shrewsbury, MA – On a recent Sunday, a resident at a hotel in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts had to jump into action to prevent the spread of a fire in one of the building’s apartment units. The fire started in the unit’s kitchen on the stove top and microwave. The resident immediately jumped into action and used […]

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Hotel fire put out with extinguisher

Posted on 12.19.20

Hotel fire put out with extinguisher

Grand Forks, ND – Fire crews were recently called to respond to a fire at hotel in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Upon arriving on the scene, they discovered smoke inside the building, but no active fire. According to a statement, a portable fire extinguisher was used by someone at the hotel to completely put out […]

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Hikers extinguish small fire

Posted on 12.5.20

Hikers extinguish small fire

Colorado Springs, CO – A group of good Samaritans spotted a small fire while hiking and rushed to put it out before firefighters got to the scene. They spotted the fire near the parking lot as their hike was ending. The group was able to find a portable fire extinguisher nearby and used it to […]

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Fire extinguisher used to put out porch fire

Posted on 11.19.20

Fire extinguisher used to put out porch fire

Portsmouth, NH – A man was working in a residential neighborhood when he noticed that a nearby porch was engulfed in flames. He immediately grabbed the portable fire extinguisher he keeps with him, ran over to the fire, and used it to extinguish most of the flames. Portsmouth firefighters were able to knock down the […]

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Woman saves barn from 80 miles away

Posted on 11.13.20

Woman saves barn from 80 miles away

West Sand Lake, NY – On a recent Friday evening, a woman was watching a livestream of a pig enclosure at a farm 80 miles away when the pig knocked a heat lamp into a pile of hay. As the woman watched the rapidly spreading fire, she began calling every phone number she could find […]

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Couple puts out boat fire with extinguisher

Posted on 10.27.20

Couple puts out boat fire with extinguisher

Waldport, OR – An Oregon couple was waiting at the Port of Alsea to pick up food when they noticed smoke beginning to billow from a docked boat. The couple ran to the boat and discovered that the fire was spreading from a battery located on a commercial boat. Then after successfully searching the surrounding […]

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Fire Safety Hero Award Winner: Jarrod R.

Posted on 10.16.20

Fire Safety Hero Award

Congratulations to our Fire Safety Hero Award winner, Jarrod R. Here’s their fire safety story submitted on our website.   Weeks after moving onto my new property in a rural area I was filling up a large water tote off my newly dug well because the electricians still needed to come permanently hook up my […]

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