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This Fall, "Change Your Clock - Change Your Battery"

For the past 22 years, the International Fire Chiefs Association and Energizer have worked together to remind communities across the country about the importance of fire safety through the Change Your Clock Change Your Battery program.

This fall, the program urges people to change smoke and carbon monoxide detector batteries when changing clocks back to standard time on Nov. 1.

More than 6,000 fire departments, including the City of Rolla Fire and Rescue, use this program to reach out to their communities with this life-saving information. Thanks to them, Change Your Clock Change Your Battery is among the best-known fire-safety programs in the nation.

Holiday Safety for Lighting

The winter holiday season is upon us and unfortunately, it is also a time of increased fire potential because of, electrical lighting and Christmas trees. The following suggestions are to assist in reducing the chance of a fire.

"Know When To Go - React Fast To Fire"

Halloween Fire Safety Tips

Historically, property damage, injury and death rates increase on holidays. Observation of the following safety precautions will help make this Halloween more fire safe.


Protect Yourself from Heat Exposure

According to the Centers for Disease Control, more Americans are killed by excessive heat exposure annually than hurricanes, lightening, tornadoes, floods, and earthquakes combined. Currently, an average of 300 people die every year in America from exposure to heat.

So when you are working outside in the yard, watching children at the park, or exercising along the many trails in Rolla, take care of yourself by following these precautions to avoid dehydration, misery or, even worse, heat illness.