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Daylight Savings “Spring Forward” – Change Your Clocks and Change Your Batteries – Sunday, March 8

Daylight Savings “Spring Forward”  –  Change Your Clocks and Change Your Batteries  –  Sunday, March 8

Sunday, March 8 – 2AM Your clocks “Spring Ahead” one hour to reflect Daylight Savings Time. At this time, be sure to carefully inspect your fire safety devices and replace the batteries in all of your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. The following information can assist you in safely evaluating your in-home fire safety devices. Safety Tips Smoke Alarms Smoke Alarms Save Lives! Working smoke alarms provide you and your family members with an early warning in the event of a fire. There are different types of smoke alarms. There are smoke alarms that are wired into your...

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Avoid the Deep Freeze

Avoid the Deep Freeze

Frozen Pipes aren’t just an inconvenience, they are disastrous. An average of a quarter-million families have their homes damaged and their lives disrupted each winter…all because of water pipes that freeze. Contrary to belief, both poly (PVC, PEX) and copper pipes may burst. An eighth-inch crack in a pipe can spew up to 250 gallons of water a day, wrecking floors, furniture, and property. Before the Cold Hits. . . INSULATE pipes in crawl spaces and attics. These expose pipes are most susceptible to freezing. Remember: The more insulation you use, the better protected your...

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Budget Approved, Commissioners Elected

Budget Approved, Commissioners Elected

On February 21, voters approved the Fire District’s proposed 2015 budget of $849,488 by a vote count of 41 to 20. Incumbent Stefanie Haines and newcomer Patricia Cauley were elected to three year seats on the Board of Fire Commissioners with vote tallies of 56 and 49 respectively. Per the adopted budget, the owner of a home assessed at the township average of $174,547 will pay approximately $165.82 in fire district tax. The Mount Holly Fire District would like to thank it’s residents for continuing to support our organization during the annual Fire District...

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Winter Storm Fire Safety

Winter Storm Fire Safety

A wide range of natural disasters occurs within the United States every year. Natural disasters can have a devastating effect on you and your home. The U.S. Fire Administration encourages you to use the following safety tips to help protect yourself, your family and your home from the potential threat of fire during or after a winter storm. You can greatly reduce your chances of becoming a fire casualty by being able to identify potential hazards and following the outlined safety tips. Some Types of Fire Related Hazards Present During and After a Winter Storm Alternative heating devices used...

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The Dangers of Carbon Monoxide (CO)

The Dangers of Carbon Monoxide (CO)

Each year throughout the country, unintentional carbon monoxide poisoning claims more than 400 lives and sends another 20,000 people to hospital emergency rooms for treatment. Understanding the Risk What is carbon monoxide? Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless and toxic gas. Because it is impossible to see, taste or smell the toxic fumes, CO can kill you before you are aware it is in your home. At lower levels of exposure, CO causes mild effects that are often mistaken for the flu. These symptoms include headaches, dizziness, disorientation, nausea and fatigue. The effects of CO exposure...

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