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December is Safe Toys & Gift Month

Provided by Prince William Fire & Rescue At this time of year, children become excited in anticipation of the toys they’ll receive from Santa, friends and family. But if not properly selected, toys may cause injury, even death. Consumer Product Safety Commission Report A report released last month by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) titled “Toy-Related Deaths and Injuries Calendar Year 2017” states …

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Decorate with Safety in Mind

Provided by Prince William Fire & Rescue Christmas trees and decorations add to the holiday spirit. Yet they pose the risk of fire and injury to many, especially children. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Christmas trees are a major source of fuel in a fire. On average, one out of every 32 reported home Christmas tree fires resulted in a …

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Merchants Urged to Take Precautions with Merchandise this Holiday Season

Provided by Prince William Fire & Rescue The Christmas shopping season is in full swing. Merchants are stocking their warehouses and stores with large quantities of merchandise for an anticipated busy shopping period. Prince William County Department of Fire and Rescue Chief Kevin McGee would like to remind merchants to take the following necessary precautions in protecting their patrons and merchandise during …

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Toys for Tots Drive

Provided by Prince William Fire & Rescue The Department of Fire and Rescue and the members of the Fire and Rescue System have begun collecting toys for the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Foundation. This year’s event will run through Dec. 14. Toys for Tots is a national charity program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve. Toys are collected …

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Halloween Safety Tips

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Provided by Prince William Fire & Rescue The Prince William Department of Fire & Rescue presents the following Halloween safety tips. Each year, a number of children are injured or killed on this night of masquerade, treats and fun. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a vehicle and killed on Halloween than on …

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National Test of Wireless Emergency Alert System & Emergency Alert System

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Provided by Prince William Fire & Rescue There will be a national test of the wireless emergency alert system and the emergency alert system on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Federal Communications Commission will conduct a nation-wide test of the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system, as well as a test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS). …

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Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 7 -13

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Provided by Prince William Fire & Rescue Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 7-13.  This year’s theme is “Look. Listen. Learn. Be Aware. Fire Can Happen Anywhere.” It was created to educate the public about three steps they can take to reduce the likelihood of having a fire and how to escape safely s a fire. The Prince William County Fire & Rescue System, …

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National Child Passenger Safety Week Sept. 23–29

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Provided by Prince William Fire & Rescue National Child Passenger Safety Week is Sept. 23-29. Every year, motor vehicle traffic crashes take the lives of hundreds of young children. Many of these deaths and injuries are preventable with the proper use of car seats, boosters and seat belts. Prince William County Department of Fire and Rescue Chief Kevin McGee urges parents …

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Arrest in Woodside Drive Fire Incident

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Provided by Prince William Fire & Rescue On Friday, Aug. 31 at 5:46 p. m., fire and rescue units were dispatched to a structure fire in a single- family home in the 1500 block of Woodside Drive in Woodbridge. The call originated as a police incident for a suspicious person with a knife. Officers summoned Fire and Rescue when they noticed smoke coming …

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August is Back to School Safety Month

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August is Back to School Safety Month. Prince William County Department of Fire and Rescue would like to remind motorists that the school year is about to begin and to be vigilant when driving. Many school routes are poorly designed and pose a serious hazard for children due to the lack of sidewalks or crosswalks, wide roads and speeding drivers. When driving, it is …

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