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Posted on: May 5, 2020

Furniture/TV Tip-Overs

TipOver

Make sure your furniture and TVs are secure from tip-overs! 

The Carbondale Fire Department would like you to be aware of the dangers of children climbing on furniture. 

Tips to avoid possible childhood injuries and death:

  • Use brackets and ...
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Posted on: May 5, 2020

Liquid and Steam Burn Like Fire

Burn Awareness

Scald burns from hot liquids and steam comprise 34% of overall burn injuries admitted to U.S. burn centers. 

The Carbondale Fire Department would like pass on these tips from the International Association of Fire Fighters to stay safe:

  • Set your wat...
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Posted on: May 1, 2020

Turn Around, Don't Drown

Flooding

Each year, more deaths occur due to flooding than from any other thunderstorm related hazard.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that over half of all flood-related drownings occur when a vehicle is driven into hazardous flood water. The...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

Earthquakes and Preparedness

Earthquake Preparedness

Southern Illinois is located in the New Madrid Seismic Zone. The Office of Emergency Management wants to remind you of the steps you should take before and during an earthquake to be better prepared. 

Before:

  • Develop a family earthquake plan. Prepa...
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Posted on: March 30, 2020

Spring Weather Safety

Lightening

With spring comes severe weather and the City of Carbondale Office of Emergency Management would like you to know weather-ready tips.

Please visit the National Weather Service for information on spring storms, severe weather, extreme heat and tornado watch...

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