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12/23/2013 12 Days of Holiday Safety: Day 10 = Sobering Facts About Fire
Look up alcohol and fire and you’ll find detailed instructions on how to ignite your drink and create flaming cocktails.
12/23/2013 12 Days of Holiday Safety: Day 9 = Staying Safe AND Warm
Colder temperatures have most of us looking for ways to stay warm. But heating equipment is one of the leading causes of home fire fatalities.
12/22/2013 Madison Declares a Snow Emergency
Madison Declares a Snow Emergency
12/20/2013 12 Days of Holiday Safety: Day 8 = Slips & Falls Prevention
When the weather outside is frightful, City of Madison Fire Department firefighters and paramedics know they can expect a flurry of emergency medical calls as people emerge from their homes out onto slippery steps, sidewal
12/19/2013 Team of Responders Brings Back Shopper at West Towne Mall
Amidst the flurry of Christmas shoppers at West Towne Mall today, a 70-year-old woman is alive after a cardiac arrest with the help of Madison police and paramedics.
12/19/2013 12 Days of Holiday Safety: Day 7 = Don’t Forget Your Pets
The rush of holiday activities can leave pets neglected and stressed. Remember to include your family pets in your holiday planning.
12/18/2013 12 Days of Holiday Safety: Day 6 = Candle With Care
When the holiday decorations go up, the potential for fires in the home goes up too. Twelve percent of home candle fires occur in December – one-and-a-half times the monthly average.
12/17/2013 12 Days of Holiday Safety: Day 5 = Safety On Ice
The recent string of below-freezing temperatures has prompted more activity on the ice. It’s also resulted in more calls for ice rescues.
12/16/2013 Airport Response
City of Madison firefighters were called to the Dane County Regional Airport at 4:05 this afternoon after a report of an incident involving a plane. There was no fire and there were no reports of injuries.
12/16/2013 12 Days of Holiday Safety: Day 4 = Tree Safety Throughout the Season
Chances are, if you have a Christmas tree in your home, it’s already up and decorated. U.S. fire departments respond to an estimated annual average of 200+ home structure fires that began with Christmas trees.
12/16/2013 12 Days of Holiday Safety: Day 3 = Winter Safety
If it’s December in Wisconsin, cold, snow, and ice go with the territory. Our 3rd day of holiday safety offers reminders on potential hazards and how to counter them.Heating & Ventilation
12/16/2013 12 Days of Holiday Safety: Day 2 = Gifts of Safety
Shopping season is in full swing, and if your holiday tradition includes gifts, time is short.