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Turning up the heat? Take Steps to Be sure your home is Fireplace, Furnace ready!

FireplaceHeating equipment is a leading cause of home fires during the months of December, January and February, and trails only cooking equipment in home fires year-round, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

On average, more than a third of home fire deaths in the United States occur during the winter months. Critical elements of home heating safety have to do with correct installation, maintenance, fueling and operation of portable and space heaters, as well as safely arranging household items around them.

This winter, as many Americans turn to alternative sources to offset rising home heating costs, it is important to take note of safety practices to minimize the risk of fire and serious injury.  Check out safety tips to protect your home and family here.

Holiday LightsHoliday toy drive on a roll; bring gifts to fire stations, SFD headquarters

Every year Scottsdale residents generously donate new toys, bikes and other gifts so all children and youth can have an enjoyable holiday. This year, donations can be dropped off at all of our fire stations and Fire/Police Headquarters from Nov. 28 through Dec. 24.

All New gifts will be appreciated. Remember our teens! Gift cards work great for them. Check out a gift wishlist here.

fluIt's that time of year: Flu Season!
Avoid the flu with some simple tips here.
Also, visit the CDC Flu trackerlinks to external site to see how the flu is affecting people across the country!

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