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'''Chief’s Message June 1, 2013'''
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'''Chief’s Message June 26, 2010'''
  
 
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'''Summer Safety Tips''' ''PDF File''
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'''Fireworks Safety Tips'''
 
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:Nearly 70 percent of Americans, according to the American Red Cross, have been involved in some kind of summer emergency, ranging from insect bites to heat stroke and other life-threatening situations. Here is a file with some tips on how to keep you and your kids safe this summer.
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[http://montpelierpd.com/MPDWiki/images/d/d3/Press_Release_Summer_Safety_Tips.pdf Summer Safety Tips PDF File]
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;Summer is the peak season for lightning-related deaths and injuries, though people are struck by lightning year-round.
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;Review Our Safety Tips...
  
:The National Weather Service provides a wide range of information about lightning, [http://www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov/  including these facts and tips:]
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#Use fireworks outdoors only.
 
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#Obey local laws. If fireworks are not legal where you live, do not use them.
;General Tips
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#Always have water handy. (A hose or bucket).
*No outdoor area is safe when you hear thunder.
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#Only use fireworks as intended. Don't try to alter them or combine them.
*If you hear thunder, find a safe indoor shelter (a substantial building or enclosed, metal-topped vehicle with the windows up).
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#Never relight a "dud" firework. Wait 20 minutes and then soak it in a bucket of water.
 
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#Use common sense. Spectators should keep a safe distance from the shooter and the shooter should wear safety glasses.
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#Alcohol and fireworks do not mix. Have a "designated shooter."
*Stay off corded phones, computers, and other electrical equipment.
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#Only persons over the age of 12 should be allowed to handle sparklers of any type.
*Avoid plumbing, including sinks, baths, and faucets.
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#Do not ever use homemade fireworks of illegal explosives: They can kill you! Report illegal explosives to the fire or police department in your community.
*Stay away from porches, windows, and doors.
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*Never lie on concrete floors or lean against concrete walls.
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;Outdoor Safety Tips
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:No outdoor area is safe during a thunderstorm, but if you're caught outside with no safe shelter options,
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:take these steps to reduce your risk of being struck by lightning:
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*Come down from elevated areas.
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*Never lie flat on the ground.
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*Never shelter under an isolated tree.
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*Never use a cliff or rocky overhang for shelter.
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*Immediately get out and away from ponds, lakes, and other bodies of water.
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*Stay away from objects that conduct electricity, such as wire fences.
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;Read some interesting myths and [http://www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov/facts_truth.htm facts about lightning.]
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[http://www.fireworksafety.com/ ''Courtesy of the National Council on Fireworks Safety'']
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:The National Council on Fireworks Safety invites you to celebrate our nation's heritage on the Fourth of July, but celebrate safely.

Latest revision as of 23:49, 26 June 2016

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Contact
Chief Russ Roper
534 Washington Street
Montpelier, ID 83254
Work: 208-847-4237
Fax : 208-847-1346
russr@montpelierpd.com
www.montpelierpd.com

06/26/2016

Chief’s Message June 26, 2010


Fireworks Safety Tips


Review Our Safety Tips...
  1. Use fireworks outdoors only.
  2. Obey local laws. If fireworks are not legal where you live, do not use them.
  3. Always have water handy. (A hose or bucket).
  4. Only use fireworks as intended. Don't try to alter them or combine them.
  5. Never relight a "dud" firework. Wait 20 minutes and then soak it in a bucket of water.
  6. Use common sense. Spectators should keep a safe distance from the shooter and the shooter should wear safety glasses.
  7. Alcohol and fireworks do not mix. Have a "designated shooter."
  8. Only persons over the age of 12 should be allowed to handle sparklers of any type.
  9. Do not ever use homemade fireworks of illegal explosives: They can kill you! Report illegal explosives to the fire or police department in your community.

Courtesy of the National Council on Fireworks Safety

The National Council on Fireworks Safety invites you to celebrate our nation's heritage on the Fourth of July, but celebrate safely.