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Grilling Safety

When the warmer weather hits, there’s nothing better than the smell of food on the grill.Three out of five households own a gas grill, which translates to a lot of tasty meals. But it also means there’s an increased risk of home fires.

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Never Leave Your Child Alone in the Car

Did you know that even on a mild 70-degree day, the temperature inside of a car can rise 19 degrees in just 10 minutes? And it continues to rise from there.

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Wildfire Risk Prevention

While northwest Oregon and the Willamette Valley are having a wet spring, the remainder of the state is experiencing drought conditions. Conditions can change quickly, as we saw with the record-breaking heat and drought conditions in 2021. Remember, you can prepare for wildfire season.year round.

If you live next to nature, here are a few tips to help prevent fires from starting near or spreading to your home...

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Fire Alarm Signal Verification

Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue (TVF&R) and, effective Feb. 1, 2021, Clackamas Fire District 1 (CFD#1) and Lake Oswego Fire Department (LOFD) require supervising stations to attempt to verify fire alarm signals at the protected premises prior to retransmitting to the 9-1-1 center.

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Clackamas County Public Alerts

Public Alerts - Emergency Notification

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Basic Fire Escape Planning

Fire can spread rapidly through your home, leaving you as little as one or two minutes to escape safely once the alarm sounds.

 

 

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