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Beat the Beep: Replace Aging CO Alarms – They Don’t Last Forever
Carbon monoxide (CO) alarms have been required in nearly every residence since March of 2006. The life expectancy of carbon monoxide alarms is 5-7 years, depending on the alarm manufacturer. Many CO alarms installed after the state’s CO law was passed are now reaching the end of their useful life and need to be replaced. No home appliance lasts forever.
The life of a CO alarm begins once it is first powered up. Most CO alarms have a date of manufacture stamped on them, which can be used as a guide if the activation date was not recorded.
To learn more about your CO alarm, contact your manufacturer for more information.
Some of you may have seen this over the past few days, but just in case you have not, here is another trend in green building construction that poses a risk to firefighters: lightweight stair construction.
The link below will take you to the Green Maltese website where you can obtain additional information on this and other green initiatives that present safety challenges to us all.
The Town of Oxford has implemented CODE RED. You can sign up by following the link below,
By signing up you will be able to receive important information via phone, email, and/or text messages.
BECOME A TRAINED AND CREDENTIALED VOLUNTEER FOR YOUR COMMUNITY
Tri-EPIC REPC will be hosting CERT (Citizen Emergency Response Team) Training for any resident of Charlton, Dudley, Oxford, Southbridge, Sturbridge & Webster
Who would like to help their Community.
This Training is FREE!
Classes will be held at the Charlton Senior Center,
37 Main St. Charlton, MA 01507
Tuesday evenings from 6 to 9 P.M. for approximately 12 weeks beginning on Feb. 26th, 2013.
You must be at least 18 years of age and a Criminal Records Check is required.
Please contact your local CERT coordinator for further Information. Application deadline is Jan. 15th, 2013.
Charlton: Lt. Carl Ekman, Charlton Police, 508-248-2056
Dudley: Captain Paul Konieczny, Dudley Fire, 508-949-8040
Oxford: Chief Sheri Bemis, Oxford Fire, 508-987-6012
Southbridge: F.F. Roland LaRochelle, Southbridge Fire, 508-764-5430
(Packet available At Fire Station)
Sturbridge: Sgt. Kevin Mercier, Sturbridge PD, 508-347-2525 X336
Webster: Chief Brian Hickey, Webster Fire, 508-949-3875
New Forestry 1 is now in service!
January 15 through May 1
Open Burning hours are from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
PLEASE Purchase YOUR NUMBERED BURNING PERMIT AT:
Oxford Fire Headquarters
Permits will also be available weekends between 08:00 -12:00
Permits are $10.00
You may NOT use last year's permit.
Are you ready for an emergency?
Follow this link for Ready.gov and learn how you can be prepared.
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Fire Prevention Funds.