Have your dryer installed and serviced by a professional.
Do not use dryer without a lint filter.
Make sure you clean the lint filter before or after each load of laundry. Remove lint that has collected around the drum.
Rigid or flexible metal venting material should be used to sustain proper air flow and drying time.
Make sure the air exhaust vent pipe is not restricted and the outdoor flap will open when the dryer is on. Once a year, or more often if you notice that its taking longer than normal to dry your clothes, clean lint out of the vent pipe.
Keep dryers in good working condition. Gas dryers should be inspected by a professional to make sure that the gas line and connection are intact and free of leaks.
Make sure the right plug and outlet are used and that the machine is connected properly.
Follow the manufactures operating instructions and don't overload you dryer.
Turn the dryer off, when you leave the home or go to bed.
Make sure the dryer is properly grounded.
Check the outdoor flap to make sure it is not covered or blocked by objects such as outdoor furniture, birds nest,etc.
Keep the area around dryer clear of things that can burn like boxes, cleaning supplies, clothing etc.
Clothes that come in contact with flammable substances like gasoline, pain thinner, or similar solvents should be laid out to dry , then can be washed and dried as usual.
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Today in the Dominion Post report article says the Preston County Commission has elected to stop providing the 12 VOLUNTEER fire departments is annual payment of $2250 for this years fiscal budget. When the Preston County Firemen's Association started the process of the volunteer fire department levy, which was successfully passed by the voters/citizens of Preston County. During those meetings to discuss options about the levy, some of the commissioners attended. Don Smith and...
Have your dryer installed and serviced by a professional. Do not use dryer without a lint filter. Make sure you clean the lint filter before or after each load of laundry. Remove lint that has collected around the drum. Rigid or flexible metal venting material should be used to sustain proper air flow and drying time. Make sure the air exhaust vent pipe is not restricted and the outdoor flap will open when the dryer is on. Once a year, or more often if you notice that its taking longer than ...
We know we go over it time and time again but please check your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors! https://www.consumerreports.org/cro/news/2008/01/january-is-the-deadliest-month-for-carbon-monoxide-poisoning/index.htm
You're driving along and trying to sound out some '80s lyrics when you hear the wailing sirens. What do you do? Panic and swerve isn't the right answer, although it is an understandable reflex. We'll explain how to safely share the road with ambulances, fire trucks, and police cars.avoiding accidents with emergency vehiclesBecause emergency vehicles don't have the time to obey traffic rules like the rest of us, their need to get somewhere fast can put you in a dicey position....
Protect Your Home Your home is your refuge. It is important to store the things you need in advance of any emergency or crisis situation. You may need to survive on your own during a winter storm, shelter in place during a chemical emergency, or provide your own care if first responders are needed elsewhere.Keeping enough water and food on hand for your family is part of the equation. Adding light, heat, and comfort items can reduce stress and anxiety during an incident. Review the guidelines th...
WEST VIRGINIA FOREST FIRE LAWS http://www.wvforestry.com/firelaws.cfm The periods of each year between March 1 and May 31, inclusive, and October 1 and December 31, inclusive, are hereby designated as Forest Fire Seasons. No person shall during ANY such fire season, except between the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. prevailing time, set on fire or cause to be set on fire any forest land, or any grass, grain, stubble, slash, debris, or other inflammable materials. Any fire set during this ...
With the winter holidays coming up, one of the best gifts that you can give your family is a safe home in which to celebrate the season. PICK A SAFE TREE: If you are buying a cut tree for Christmas,check for freshness. A fresh tree has a good green color and needles that are hard to pull off the branches and do not break. Shedding, brittle needles and a faded green color are signs of a dry tree. Keep your tree fresh by placing it in a stand that holds water. Check water levels every day. CHOOS...
Have smoke alarms on every level of your home, especially outside sleeping areas and preferably in side all bedrooms as well. Test them at least once a month, and replace the batteries at least once a year, daylight savings time is a good time to do so. Replace all detectors after 10 years Place smoke detectors according to manufactures directions. Clean the outside only of a smoke alarm by gently going over the cover with the brush attachment of you vacum cleaner. Never pain a smoke alarm. ...
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We have created a Go Fund Me account to assist with purchase of dress uniforms. Please copy and paste the link provided if you are unable to click. http://www.gofundme.com/pilyso
Due to Covid 19, Hall rental has been suspended for 2020
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CHILDREN?S WEBSITES FOR FIRE & LIFE SAFETY Home Safety Council http://www.homesafetycouncil.org Sparky the Fire Dog? (National Fire Protection Association) www.sparky.org Risk Watch http://www.riskwatch.org FEMA for Kids http://www.fema.gov...