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    FCFES receives many calls regarding safety.  Some of the best answers for your questions are readily accessible on the World Wide Web:

     

American Heart Association Logo Heart disease and stroke are the number one and three (respectively) causes of death among Americans.  Cardiovascular disease continues to be a major factor in women, as statistics show it is solely responsible for 1 out of every 5 deaths.  What are the warning signs, and what can you do to help prevent becoming a statistic?  (Read more from the American Heart Association)

   

Inhalation Hazard Placard Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a dangerous gas that is colorless and odorless, and has the potential of being present within the home.  Many housing units on Ft. Carson are equipped with CO detectors.  CO poisoning is a true emergency and FCFES requests that you call 911 immediately upon activation of a CO detector.  We will come to your residence to determine if a threat is present.  Often an alarm may be triggered by a low battery, but better to be safe than sorry.  (Read more about CO safety from OSHA) This fact sheet requires Adobe Reader to view.

 

An Orange Candle FCFES has recently responded to a number of housing fires that have been started by candles.  Candles are an item that are found in abundance in any residence and can be devastating to a home if not carefully monitored.  According to the National Fire Protection Agency, over the last decade, candle fires have almost tripled from the 5,460 reported in 1990.  Holidays have the most candle fires, statistically but conditions exist year-round to cause such a mishap.  (Read more about candle safety from the NFPA) 

    

Sparky the Firedog Fire Safety and Children.  There are an abundance of web sites that can teach you and your children about fire safety.  One good site is offered by the NFPA through their mascot, Sparky the firedog.  (Go to Sparky's website for children)  

   

Crowd   Flu Season is among us.  Minimize your chances of getting the flu, from the Centers for Disease Control website.

   

 

Picture of a CPR step CPR is one of the most important life saving skills a person can possess.  CPR, combined with quick access to 911 and the use of a defibrillator give a person suffering a heart attack the best chances for survival.  By knowing CPR you can provide for some circulation of oxygenated blood to vital organs until FCFES arrives with an AED (Automated External Defibrillator).  If you don't know CPR, there are many classes available to fit your busy lifestyle.  Currently, FCFES does not offer a public CPR course, but they are readily available through the American Red Cross or American Heart Association.

 

American Red Cross (Pikes Peak Chapter)

1040 South 8th St
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Phone: 719.632.3563
Fax: 719.632.0206

http://www.pparc.org/

American Heart Association

Colorado Springs
415 N. Tejon
Suite 201
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
Phone: 719.635.7688
Fax: 719.635.3606

Local Website

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

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                                                                                   This Web Site was last updated on 02 April 2007