Fireworks Safety

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Fireworks Safety Novelty items such as snappers, snap caps, glow worms, snakes, party poppers, toy smoke devices, and sparklers are ok to use.  If you’re going to use consumer fireworks please follow our safety tips. Fireworks – In 2010, 8,600 fireworks-related injuries were treated in U.S. hospital emergency rooms according to the National Fire Protection Association…. Read more »

How Safe is Your Home?

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Is Your Home Safe? Every year, more than 4.5 million children ages 14 and under are treated in emergency rooms for injuries that occur in the home. Drowning is the second leading cause of death for children 1-14 years old. Fire and burn related injuries are the third leading cause of injury related death in children… Read more »

Have a Home Escape Plan

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Home Fire Escape Plan Each family member must know what to do in the event of a fire in their home. Unless a small fire can be easily controlled, it is recommended that fighting the fire be left to professional firefighters and that family members escape safely from the home. A home escape plan must… Read more »

GTFPD Checks Your Child’s Safety Seat

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Let us check your child’s carseat The Georgetown Township Fire Protection District is promoting a child passenger safety public service geared to protect Hoosier children’s lives on the nation’s highways. We have a permanent child safety seat inspection station during normal business hours. This permanent child safety seat inspection station will be staffed by a nationally… Read more »

BBQ Safety Tips

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Gas Grill Safety Tips Propane gas is highly flammable. Each year, hundreds of gas grill fires/explosions occur nationally. The new safety standard for propane gas tanks requires that an “over-fill prevention device” be installed in new gas tanks. The new propane gas tanks have valve handles with three “lobes” (prongs) while older tanks have valve… Read more »

Water Safety

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Tips to help you stay safe in the water. Supervise When in or Around Water. Designate a responsible adult to watch young children while in the bath and all children swimming or playing in or around water. Supervisors of preschool children should provide “touch supervision”, be close enough to reach the child at all times…. Read more »