Safety Tips & Reminders

New Melle Fire Rescue Offers Updated Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips:


Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless deadly gas. Because you cannot see, taste, or smell it, carbon monoxide can kill before you know it is there.  Symptoms when CO is present include dull headache, weakness, dizziness, nausea or vomiting, shortness of breath, confusion, blurred vision, or loss of consciousness.  Everyone is at risk for carbon monoxide poisoning. Experts believe, however, that individuals with greater oxygen requirements such as unborn babies, infants, children, senior citizens, and people with coronary or respiratory problems are at greater risk.

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What You May Not Know About Your Septic


Terrific, we got our septic pumped out last week – first after sixteen years of home ownership…. Oops.

We’re actually good at home maintenance. We fix the gutters, wash the siding, replace broken stuff, but somehow cleaning a sewage tank went under the radar – Until our neighbor was hit by lightening a few months back.  What? Electric in the septic?  Gosh, not a regular topic of conversation here.

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Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years


New Melle Fire Rescue announces that the NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years,” represents the final year of their three-year effort to educate the public about basic but essential elements of smoke alarm safety.

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New Melle Fire Rescue Offers Carbon Monoxide Safety Tips

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless deadly gas. Because you cannot see, taste, or smell it, carbon monoxide can kill before you know it is there. Everyone is at risk for carbon monoxide poisoning. Experts believe, however, that individuals with greater oxygen requirements such as unborn babies, infants, children, senior citizens, and people with coronary or respiratory problems are at greater risk.

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Six Things to Do After Hitting a Deer


Submitted by Kathy Kilo-Peterson

It happens. Even if you’re vigilant about avoiding animal collisions, the risk of hitting a deer with your vehicle heightens in the late fall and early winter. State Farm estimates over 1.25 million auto-deer collision claims occurred in the U.S. between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015. These accidents were costly for drivers, with a national cost per claim average of $4,135.

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Be safe with electricity this spring


Cuivre River Electric Cooperative reminds area residents to be aware of the dangers of electricity while working outdoors this spring. Cuivre River Safety Coordinator Doug Bagby stresses, “Play it safe with electricity. Accidents involving power lines usually happen when someone doesn’t take the time to look up and observe the whole situation. Take time to educate younger or less experienced workers to avoid potential hazards when working.”

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