Howdy folks Time for another Weekend Coffee Share & Safety Tip
Seems a good deal of my posts here end up being for the Weekend Coffee Share hosted by Diana over at PartTime Monster. It is a good excuse to let you all know I’m still around and that I haven’t disappeared or fallen into a huge hole somewhere. Seems like lately I’ve been somewhat remiss in blogging on a regular basis. I have to admit there are times when I start to wonder why I still have this blog up & running when there really isn’t much for me to blog about regarding Public Safety stuff. Call me stubborn but this blog is here to stay.
So, come on and join me with a cup of coffee. I’ve got some Super Dark on hand. I’d offer it IV style but I a bit rusty on that skill… Okay, let’s say a lot rusty but I believe it’s somewhat like riding a bicycle – I just need a bit of a refresher on proper angles and all that.
With fall/winter holidays around the corner there’s lot’s of opportunities for fire. One such “holiday” took place last night with halloween. It’s a little late to talk about that now but I sure hope everyone was safe when it came to lighting up there pumpkins. Now a days they have those battery operated candles that flicker just like a real candle without the danger of same said.
Decorations, let’s talk decorations… starting somewhere in the middle of october many people starting decorating their houses – first for halloween and then christmas. Many of these decorations include lots of lights (especially at christmas time) and sometimes even candles… As mentioned with the pumpkins, how about forgetting the real candles and going for the fake battery operated ones. And with all the lights, make sure your not trying to plug to many lights into a single outlet. Remember a short circuit can cause a spark which could cause… well you see where this is going. Incidentally, you might want to make sure your decorations are fire-proof (or at the very least not something that is highly flammable) — Just in case.
For those of you who are in the firefighting profession my words to you are be especially alert, cautions, and careful. With the holidays comes lots of extra decorations and such, You never know what you may find inside or out. Be aware and guard against complacency.
And to all I say – Stay Alert, Stay Safe, Stay Alive