Fire Safety Warnings on Hover Boards

By | December 17th, 2015|Active Alert, Alerts|

NFPA issues fire safety warnings on hover boards December 16, 2015 – Citing media coverage of several recent fire incidents, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) today issued a series of safety tips urging hover board owners to read product guidelines and be aware of potential fire hazards when using these trendy devices. “It seems hover [...]

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How to respond when an Active Shooter is in your vicinity

By | December 7th, 2015|Active Alert, Alerts|

HOW TO RESPOND WHEN AN ACTIVE SHOOTER IS IN YOUR VICINITY. QUICKLY DETERMINE THE MOST REASONABLE WAY TO PROTECT YOUR OWN LIFE. CUSTOMERS AND CLIENTS ARE LIKELY TO FOLLOW THE LEAD OF EMPLOYEES AND MANAGERS DURING AN ACTIVE SHOOTER SITUATION. 1. EVACUATE • Have an escape route and plan in mind • Leave your belongings behind • Keep [...]

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Dishwashers recalled for fire hazard

By | October 4th, 2015|Active Alert, Alerts|

The Consumer Product Safety Commission says the power cord on certain models of Bosch, Gaggenau, Kenmore Elite or Thermador dishwashers may overheat and catch on fire. This involves models made from January 2008 through December 2013. There have been 10 reports of overheating, according to the commission. Five of those reports included property damage but [...]

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Extremely Hot Weather

By | August 2nd, 2015|Alerts|

Stay safe when temperatures rise FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Extremely hot weather can be deadly if you don't take the proper precautions, an expert warns. There were 123 heat-related deaths in the United States in 2014, according to the National Weather Service. "People suffer heat-related illnesses when their bodies are unable to [...]

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Kidde Recalls 4.8 Million Fire Extinguishers That Could Fail

By | May 1st, 2015|Active Alert|

Kidde is recalling millions of disposable fire extinguishers with plastic valves. Nearly 5 million Kidde fire extinguishers sold over the past two years are being recalled because a defective valve could cause them to fail when used to put out a fire, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Thursday. The massive recall involves 31 [...]

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Hard Freeze Warning for Northern Alabama

By | January 8th, 2015|Alerts|

Hard Freeze Warning for Northern Alabama Active for next 14 hours · National Weather Service Windy conditions today followed by bitterly cold weather tonight and Thursday. An Arctic air mass will invade central Alabama. Winds behind the front will be sustained at 15 to 25 mph with a few gusts of 30 to 35 mph. [...]

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1.3 Million Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Detectors Recalled

By | December 23rd, 2014|Active Alert|

www.cpsc.gov More than 1 million alarms intended to alert people to smoke and carbon monoxide in their homes are being recalled because of a defect that could cause them to fail, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Thursday. The Kidde smoke alarms and combination smoke detector/CO alarms are hard-wired, and can fail following a [...]

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