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Outdoor Grilling Safety

Assistant Chief Mark Doyle, July 02

Grilling is one of the most popular ways to prepare food has we enjoy the great outdoors. But, a grill placed too close to anything that can burn is a fire hazard. They can be very hot, causing burn injuries. Please select the link below and follow the simple tips and you will be on the way to safe grilling.


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Fireworks Safety

Assistant Chief Mark Doyle, July 01

Each year fireworks related incidents, especially those involving illegal fireworks, are the cause of numerous injuries and fatalities. In order to ensure your holiday remains safe and festive, only use legal fireworks and follow the manufacturer's recommendations.

The fourth of July is upon us and many people will celebrate the holiday with a fireworks display. Remember, fireworks can be dangerous, ... (Full Story & Photos)

Heavy Rains May Cause Flooded Roadways Remember the Dangers of Driving through Flooded Roadways

Assistant Chief Mark Doyle, June 27

Ironically, many drivers rescued from flood waters report that they were in a hurry to get home as a reason for tempting the danger of driving into water. However it looks, and despite what car commercials depict, driving into flood waters may be the most dangerous things one might ever try considering the following:

Most cars will float (and be swept away) in 18-24 inches of moving water. Trucks ... (Full Story & Photos)

Beat the Heat Check the Back Seat

Assistant Chief Mark Doyle, June 16

Heatstroke Deaths of Children in Vehicles

The Stafford County Fire and Rescue Department is urging everyone to take special precautions to protect those who are most vulnerable to the dangers posed by this season’s heat and humidity.

While the number of fatalities of children due to heatstroke in vehicles is not fully known, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ... (Full Story & Photos)

Preventing a Heat Related Illness

Assitant Chief Mark Doyle, June 11

The Stafford County Fire and Rescue Department, in conjunction with National Center for Environmental Health, issues these tips to prevent heat-related illness.

Tips for Preventing a Heat Related Illness

Drink more fluids (nonalcoholic), regardless of your activity level. Don't wait until you're thirsty to drink. If your doctor generally limits the amount ... (Full Story & Photos)

June is Move Over Awareness Month

Assistant Chief Mark Doyle, May 29

Every day, emergency and public safety crews put their lives on the line to help motorists stranded along our roadways. In Virginia, June is designated as “Move Over Awareness Month.” That’s why the Fredericksburg Regional Traffic Incident Management Coalition (FRTIM) launched today a campaign to raise awareness about Virginia’s “Move Over” law.

The FRTIM represents public safety officials from ... (Full Story & Photos)

Don't Leave Your Pet in a Parked Car

Assistant Chief Mark Doyle, May 26

We have already started experiencing hot humid tempatures and summer is yet to arrive!

Never leave your pet unattended in a parked car for any period of time.

On a warm day, the temperature in a car can exceed 120° in a matter of minutes—even with the windows partially open. Your pet can quickly suffer brain damage or die from heatstroke or suffocation.

If your pet is exposed to high temperatures:

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Hurricane Preparedness Week

Assistant Chief Mark Doyle, May 26

This week marks National Hurricane Preparedness Week. Some indicators point to a below normal hurricane season but that doesn’t mean Virginia won’t be impacted. It only takes one storm hitting our area to cause a disaster, regardless of the overall activity predicted in the seasonal outlook. Therefore, residents, businesses, and government agencies of coastal and near-coastal regions are urged to ... (Full Story & Photos)

STAFFORD OFFICIALS URGE VISITORS TO USE EXTREME CAUTION NEAR THE RAPPAHANNOCK RIVER

Assistant Chief Mark Doyle, May 22

Stafford, Va. – As the Memorial Day weekend approaches, Stafford officials urge all visitors to the Rappahannock River to use extreme caution.

More than 80 individuals have drowned in the Rappahannock River since 1972. Public safety officials are especially concerned over the next few days because the river is a popular gathering place for many people over the Memorial Day holiday. But visitors ... (Full Story & Photos)

Tractor Trailer Accident I-95

Assistant Chief Mark Doyle, May 21

On May 21, 2015 at 06:48 hours Stafford County Fire and Rescue units responded to an auto accident involving a tractor trailer on I95 south @ the 138.8 mile marker. The Operations Deputy Chief arrived on the scene four minutes after the call was dispatched and found a jack knifed tractor trailer and one passenger vehicle with four occupants trapped. Upon the arrival of additional units the vehicle ... (Full Story & Photos)

 

 

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