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  • Car Fire: What You Should Do

    Car Fire: What You Should Do
  • Smoke Detectors Save Lives

    Smoke Detectors Save Lives
      According to the U.S. Fire Administration, more than half of the house fires that occur in the US are from houses without smoke detectors. It is estimated that a third of the smoke alarms in place are not working, often due to failure to replace a...

    Preparing for Chicago's next towering inferno

    Preparing for Chicago's next towering inferno
    Living in a condo or apartment tower has its advantages: the views that come with height, the relative economy of compactness, the luxury of not perpetually raking, mowing and shoveling. But high-rise buildings of all types present unique risks, as deaths...

    READER SUBMITTED: Free Smoke Alarms Available

    Haddam and Higganum residents who need to replace outdated or non-functioning smoke alarms, or who don't have alarms at all, are being asked to contact the Haddam Volunteer Fire Company or Haddam Public Health Office. "It's a great feeling to provide...

    Dania Beach man dies after attempt to rescue pets from fire

    Dania Beach man dies after attempt to rescue pets from fire
    A 43-year-old man who went back into the flames of his burning trailer home to save his beloved pet dachshunds has died of injuries sustained in the futile rescue effort, his family said Sunday. Marvin Jerry Chapman, called Jerry, suffered critical...