Helping Hands March Newsletter

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Helping Hands Newsletter for the month of March. Enjoy this month's issue. Be Safe!

Text of Helping Hands March Newsletter

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    In this issue:

    Total Response Calls 4,5

    Membership Application 2

    Cooking Safety 3

    Bonfire Safety 6

    For Attractive lips, speak words of kindness. For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.

    For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. For beautiful hair, let a child run their fingers through it once a day.

    For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone. People, more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed,

    and redeemed. Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of each of your arms.

    As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself and the other for helping others.

    Sam Levenson

    Q u o t e o f t h e m o n t h

    Special points of interest:

    Next CPR Class

    Clothing Donation Boxes



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    F e a t u r e d f o r M A R C H

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    M e m b e r s h i p a p p l i c a t i o n

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    How and When to F ight Cooking F ires

    When in doubt, just get out. When you leave, close the door behind you to help contain the fire. Call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number after you leave.

    If you do try to fight the fire, be sure others are al-ready getting out and you have a clear path to the exit.

    Always keep an oven mitt and a lid nearby when you are cooking. If a small grease fire starts in a pan, smother the flames by carefully sliding the lid over the pan (make sure you are wearing the oven mitt). Turn off the burner. Do not move the pan. To keep the fire from restarting, leave the lid on until the pan is completely cool.

    In case of an oven fire, turn off the heat and keep the door closed to prevent flames from burning you or your clothing.

    If you have a fire in your microwave oven, turn it off immediately and keep the door closed. Never open the door until the fire is completely out. Unplug the appli-ance if you can safely reach the outlet.

    A f t e r a f i r e , b o t h o v e n s a n d m i c r o w a v e s s h o u l d b e c h e c k e d a n d /o r s e r v i c e d b e f o r e b e i n g u s e d a g a i n .

    Nuisance Smoke Alarms

    Smoke alarms should be installed away from the kitchen to prevent false alarms. Generally, they should be at least 10 feet from a cooking appliance.

    A smoke alarm installed within 10 to 20 feet of a cooking appliance must be a photoelectric type or have a hush feature, which temporarily reduces the sensitivity of the alarm.

    If a smoke alarm sounds during normal cooking, press the hush button if the smoke alarm has one. Open the door or window or fan the area with a towel to get the air moving. Do not disable the smoke alarm or take out the batteries.

    Treat every smoke alarm activation as a likely fire and react quickly and safely to the alarm.

    F a c t s a b o u t c o o k i n g f i r e s

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    500 S York Rd Bensenville , IL 60106


    Helping Hands FOR BFPD

    Were on the Web! WWW.BENSENVILLEFPD.ORG/


    Have a Safe Bonfire Night! Please consider attending an organized event rather than risking your safety by having your own bonfire.

    But if you still want your own bonfire... Please ensure that you know about the guidelines:-

    Bonfires should be 18 meters from buildings, trees, fences, over-head cables and car parking areas. Only clean, dry timber should be burned.

    Do not burn:

    Aerosols Batteries Bottles Foam-filled furniture Tins of paint Tyres Bonfires should be no more than 3 metres in height. There should be a suitable barrier around the bonfire to keep spectators 5 metres away.

    Do not using the following to light the bonfire:

    Petrol Paraffin Diesel White spirit or Methylated Spirit Use Firelighters instead!

    Always check that no children or animals are hiding in the bonfire before lighting.

    Keep some buckets of water nearby in case of emergency and to damp down after the event.

    Bonfires built on council land without permission will be removed.

    To report unofficial bonfires on public land please contact your

    Local Authority

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    500 S York Rd Bensenville , IL 60106


    Helping Hands FOR BFPD

    Were on the Web! WWW.BENSENVILLEFPD.ORG/


    Donation Clothing and Shoe Boxes are now available at both fire stations located at 500 S York Road and 700 Foster Ave in

    Bensenville IL.


    April 20, 2013, 10:00am

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