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Posted on: October 20, 2021

Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips

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Keep Costumes Both Creative and Safe

  • Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors.
  • Choose face paint and makeup whenever possible instead of masks, which can obstruct a child’s vision.
  • Carry glow sticks or...
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Fire - Safety Tip
Posted on: October 15, 2021

Hands-Only CPR

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Hands-Only CPR is CPR without mouth-to-mouth breaths. It is recommended for use by people who see a teen or adult suddenly collapse in an “out-of-hospital” setting. Hands-Only CPR, performed by a bystander on teens and adults has been shown to be as effec...

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IFD - Learn CPR Fire - Safety Tip
Posted on: October 8, 2021

Carbon Monoxide

Carbon Monoxide Alarm

Often called the silent killer, CARBON MONOXIDE is an invisible, odorless, colorless gas created when fuels, such as gasoline, wood, coal, natural gas, propane and oil, burn incompletely. Carbon Monoxide enters the body through breathing. Carbon Monoxide ...

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Additional Info... Fire - Safety Tip
Posted on: September 24, 2021

Vial of L.I.F.E.

Vial-of-Life

The Vial of L.I.F.E. program was designed to assist our paramedics when they enter a residence and the patient is unable to communicate, for any reason. Our dispatch office will mark the address as having a Vial of L.I.F.E., making our paramedics aware wh...

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Vial of L.I.F.E. Brochure Fire - Safety Tip
Posted on: September 17, 2021

Smoking Safety

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***According to the U.S. Fire Administration, smoking is a leading CAUSE OF HOME FIRE DEATHS across the country.***

Please keep these SMOKING SAFETY tips in mind:

  • If you smoke, smoke outside.
  • Keep lighters, matches and smoking material out of the reach of ch...
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Additional Info... Fire - Safety Tip
Posted on: September 10, 2021

Know the Signs of a Heart Attack

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Do you know the signs of a Heart Attack? There is no time for doubt with a heart attack. Minutes matter, don’t wait. Calling 9-1-1 at the first sign of a heart attack could save a life by reducing time to treatment.

If you, a family member or a friend expe...

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Posted on: August 27, 2021

Flu Season

FluShot

Flu season is here and the Irving Fire Department asks everyone to STAY INFORMED, GET VACCINATED AND STOP THE SPREAD. Flu is unpredictable and can happen at any time, so get ahead of the flu by getting a flu shot.

Please remember these simple tips to help ...

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