Fire Safety Week is being recognized with local firefighters promoting awareness. Captain Brendan McKee of the Wood River Fire Department says this is the time of year when furnaces and space heaters are starting up again, and you should make sure you are as protected as possible heading into fall.
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He also reminds you to remain alert while cooking and to never leave any type of fire or flame unattended. 40% of home fires start in the kitchen. The theme this year is to "Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives, Test Yours Every Month!" For more information and fire safety tips, click here: www.nfpa.org