Laramie County Fire District #6, serves a population of approximately 2,500 citizens whom reside in our 289 square mile district. Located in the southeast corner of, Wyoming LCFD #6 provides a vast array of services: Fire Suppression and Prevention, Automotive Extrication, Hazardous Materials Incident Mitigation and Emergency Medical Services.
An estimated 54,500 heating fires occur each year in the United States. Heating is the second leading cause of all residential building fires following cooking. Residential building heating fires peak in January and February; this peak accounts for 34 percent of fires. Confined heating fires, those fires confined to chimneys, fuels, fuel boxes, or boilers, account for 87 percent of residential building heating fires. Thirty-one percent of the nonconfined residential building heating fires occur because the heat source is too close to combustibles. Residential building heating fires peak in the early evening hours between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. with the highest peak between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. This 4-hour period accounts for 30 percent of all residential building heating fires. The percent of residential building heating fires declines to the lowest point during the summer months from June to August. Heating fires during these months tend to be confined fuel burner/boiler malfunction fires (64 percent) or involve water heaters (10 percent).Posted By: Lt. Brian Mills email@example.com
A few safe winter driving tips:
-Decrease your speed and leave yourself plenty of room to stop. You should allow at least three times more space than usual between you and the car in front of you.
-Brake gently to avoid skidding. If your wheels start to lock up, ease off the brake.
-Turn on your lights to increase your visibility to other motorists.
-Keep your lights and windshield clean.
-Don't use cruise control or overdrive on icy roads.
-Be especially careful on bridges, overpasses and infrequently traveled roads, which will freeze first. Even at temperatures above freezing, if the conditions are wet, you might encounter ice in shady areas or on exposed roadways like bridges.
-Don't pass snow plows and sanding trucks. The drivers have limited visibility, and you're likely to find the road in front of them worse than the road behind.
-Don't assume your vehicle can handle all conditions. Even four-wheel and front-wheel drive vehicles can encounter trouble on winter roads.
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