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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Winter Storm Fire Safety

Media Contact: Mark E. Brady, Chief Spokesperson, 240-508-7930

Winter storms can bring havoc to our daily lives.

They can interrupt electrical service, cause colder temperatures, and make traveling difficult.

Fire risks increase when winter storms strike.

The use of candles, alternative heating sources, and makeshift cooking methods can significantly increase the chance of a home fire occurring.

By following some basic safety tips, however, you can protect yourself and your family from fire when winter weather strikes.

The United States Fire Administration recommends everyone should have a comprehensive fire protection plan that includes smoke alarms, residential sprinklers, and practicing a home fire escape plan

For information on having a smoke alarm installed in your home; free of charge, call our Operation Safety First line at 301-864-SAFE (7233). Safety First-Everyone Goes Home.
Mark E. Brady

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