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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Posts Tagged ‘safety’

Berthoud Fire teachs Kid security

Berthoud Fire teachs Kid security

Berthoud fire is proud to announce the first “radKids” instruction class  for the area youth.  We feel this is an important to teach our young citizens and would appreciate your assistance in getting the word out to our community.  Captain Kuiken and Lt. Rupert attended a week long class in Provo, Utah to become certified instructors.   With the recent 3 attempts at abduction of young children in the Loveland area, we feel it is important to reach out and help empower our future.  For ... Full Story

Larimer Sheriff patrol cars to be more visible

Larimer Sheriff patrol cars to be more visible

Safety Upgrades to Patrol Fleet  The Larimer County Sheriff's Office has approved a safety upgrade to its patrol car fleet in the form of blue and yellow reflective striping on the rear of new vehicles. The markings dramatically improve visibility of the vehicles and improve safety for the public as well as for deputies. Last year, Sheriff Justin Smith took notice of the high visibility red and yellow reflective markings that Poudre Fire Authority added to their fleet of vehicles to ... Full Story

Banner Health ranked in top five large health systems

Banner Health ranked in top five large health systems in the nation

    Press Release GREELEY (Jan. 16, 2012) – Banner Health’s focus on quality patient care has earned the system a ranking among the top five large health systems in the nation according to a Thomson Reuters announcement released Monday. Banner Health owns or operates four hospitals in Northern Colorado: North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, McKee Medical Center in Loveland, Sterling Regional MedCenter in Sterling and East Morgan Community Hospital in ... Full Story

How can we keep our pets safe during the holidays?

How can we keep our pets safe during the holidays?

  Veterinarian reveals hidden dangers to avoid to prevent potentially disastrous pet problems   As the pages of the calendar flip and we move closer to the holiday season, pet owners should be aware of common – but hidden – dangers to their pets as we transform our homes for the celebrations to come. “The holidays are supposed to be a time of joy for our families, but in preparing for the season, many pet owners run the risk of exposing their pets to household dangers ... Full Story

Crystal fire: April 8-Progress amid changing weather

Crystal fire: April 8-Progress amid changing weather

Fort Collins, CO – Winds are expected to increase today as crews continue to construct and secure fire lines along the perimeter of the fire. A Red Flag warning has not been posted for the burn area, though lower relative humidity and warmer temperatures are expected. The Crystal Fire began on April 1, has burned a total of 3,200 acres, and is 55% contained. Air resources will continue to support fire crews with water drops targeting spot fires along the South, Southwestern and North, ... Full Story

Crystal Fire: April 7 update

Crystal Fire: April 7 update

Weather Continues to Cooperate 10 am Fort Collins, CO –The weather played a large role in helping firefighters yesterday with rain and snow developing over the fire area.  The downsides however were slick roads and potentially treacherous conditions.  Even with help from Mother Nature, the fire was still active beneath downed vegetation and snow with open flames occasionally seen.  With safety managers concerned for firefighters’ well-being, they were pulled off the line after ... Full Story

Food Preservation Workshops

Food Preservation Workshops Larimer County Extension Office April 2011 Canning Basics for Safe Preserving Learn all about the "how and why" of preserving food at home. This workshop focuses on canning safety, types of equipment and proper canning methods.  For beginners or those needing a refresher.   Workshop Fee:  $20 Tuesday, April 12 6:00—8:00 p.m. Pre-registration required:  www.larimer.org/ext or 498-6000. Canning Jams, Jellies and More Love the flavors of summer ... Full Story

Representative Cory Gardner Votes to Remove

Representative Cory Gardner Votes to Remove Protections on Food, Toys, and Drinking Water

Every American remembers the headlines and news stories about contaminated food, children’s toys from China with lead in them, and dirty drinking water. A parents’ worst nightmare is for their own children to get sick from something we gave them, when it was preventable. Unfortunately, Representative Cory Gardner today voted to make it easier for that nightmare scenario to become a reality. Gardner opposed commonsense protections to ensure the safety of America’s food, drinking ... Full Story

Holiday Safety Tips from Berthoud Fire: Tree Safety

Holiday Safety Tips from Berthoud Fire: Tree Safety

Decorating homes and businesses is a long-standing tradition around the holiday season. Unfortunately, these same decorations may increase your chances of fire. Based on data from the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), an estimated 250 home fires involving Christmas trees and another 170 home fires involving holiday lights and other decorative lighting occur each year. Together, these fires resulted in 21 deaths and 43 ... Full Story

Outdoor Grilling, a word of caution from Berthoud Fire

Berthoud Fire Protection District 275 Mountain Ave PO Box 570 Berthoud, CO 80513 Phone: 970-532-2264 Outdoor Grilling The Berthoud Fire Protection District wants to join in with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) in reminding outdoor cooks not to forget about grill fire safety as the peak months for grill fires arrive. People with gas grills should take extra precautions. In 2003-2006, gas-fueled grills were involved in 81 percent of reported home grill fires and ... Full Story

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