Tag Archives: National Fire Protection Association

‘Leave Fireworks to the Professionals,’ Says Anne Arundel County Fire Department

Anne Arundel County Fire Department spokesman Division Chief Keith Swindle sent the following important information regarding fireworks safety: With the Fourth of July less than a week away, the Anne Arundel County Fire Department would like to remind everyone of the dangers associated with illegal fireworks and the improper use of legal ground based displays. […]

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On Sunday, Spring Forward Into Daylight Savings. Change Your Clock, Change Your Batteries

Anne Arundel County Fire Department spokesman Chief Keith Swindle released the following: According to the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) there were more than 1.4 million fires reported in the United States in 2011.  This translated into 3,005 civilian deaths and 17,500 civilian injuries.  The Anne Arundel County Fire Department urges all Americans to adopt […]

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Fire Safety Tips to Keep You Safe This Thanksgiving

In an effort to help you keep your family safe this Thanksgiving, we’ve got some fire safety tips. Probably the most important place for focus for fire safety at Thanksgiving is in the kitchen. It takes less than 30 second for a small fire on the stove to get out of control and turn into […]

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Is Your Home Safe From the Threat of Fire? Fire Officials Have Tips for Staying Safe

On Oct. 8, 1871, a huge fire in Chicago became on of the biggest disasters in American history. A small fire that started in a barn (allegedly after a cow tipped over a lantern) combined with a drought and a southwest wind carried the fire through dozens and dozens of city blocks, eventually destroying 3.3 […]

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