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May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month is a time to remind all motorist to safely share the road with motorcycles and to be extra alert to help keep motorcyclists safe. Motorcyclists are also reminded to make themselves visible to other motorist. Motorcyclists have all the same rights and privileges as any motor vehicle driver on the roadway. They as well, also must follow the same traffic laws.

Lets keep an eye out for each other and share the road.

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Keeping your pets safe in severe weather.

You can increase the chances that your pet will survive a storm by following a few simple steps: (1) Bring your pets inside - if it is not safe for you outside, it is not safe for them. (2) Keep emergency pet supplies where it is easy to find and transport, in case you need to evacuate. (3) Make sure your cat or dog is wearing a collar and identification - this will increase the chances of being reunited with a lost pet. (4) Provide a crate that is easily transported. (5) The important thing to remember is to be gentle, calm and patient with your pets - close the blinds, play calming music and stay with your pet.

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Spring Cleaning

When Spring Fever hits, it usually means lots of grilling, entertaining, and cleaning. During this time it is also important to ensure your own safety by considering a few safety precautions for you and your family.

Before starting that spring cleaning review our safety tips: Spring Cleaning

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Spring is here

Time to prepare for a change in the weather. Spring is the time of year when many things change-including the weather. Sunny days may be followed by stormy weather, sometimes extreme. Because spring weather is so unpredictable, you my be unprepared when severe weather hits. So planning ahead will help keep you and your family safe.

For more information see: Servere Weather Safety

 

Fire Chief's Message

Welcome to the Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical Department, we are glad you stopped by. For almost 100 years, the innovative and courageous men and women of the Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical Department have been working to keep citizens, businesses and visitors safe. Much has changed since horse drawn steamers ran the streets of our city, but the one thing that has not changed is our members' commitment to service above all else.

Over the years, our citizens and elected leaders have remained committed to making sure our trucks, facilities and personnel are a priority. The results of these efforts mean we are one of only six cities in Kansas to achieve and maintain accreditation from the Commission of Fire Accreditation International.

Today the community is much safer because of advancements in code enforcement and our efforts in fire prevention and education. Thus, modern firefighters are more versatile than ever as they spend as much or more time responding to medical emergencies as they do any other type of calls. We also face the constant challenges of responding to and preparing for natural disasters, weapons of mass destruction and specialized rescue calls like trench, hazardous materials, confined space, vehicle extrication and rope rescue calls.

I invite you and your family to learn more about the Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical Department and the services we provide and we invite you to visit us at any time.

Sincerely,

Chief Mark Bradford

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