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November News - Passport 55 presents “Stay Safe and Put The Freeze on Holiday Fires”


NEWS RELEASE  -  November 10, 2016  -  Contact:  Betty S. Weemes..787-5117


Gobble, gobble…..the Thanksgiving holiday is just a couple of weeks away, and Ho Ho Ho… it’s time to trim the trees and deck the halls with boughs of holly, but don’t let either of these two special times end up in a fire disaster.  There will be extra cooking and other preparations for the holidays that could create a potential fire hazard. Did you know that if a fire starts in your home, you may have just two minutes to escape?  That having a working smoke alarm can reduce ones chances of dying in a fire by nearly half?  The most effective way to protect yourself and your home from fire is to identify and remove fire hazards.
  
Please join us on November 17th at 10:00 a.m., when Greeneville’s Fire Chef, Alan Shipley presents an informative session, “Stay Safe and Put The Freeze on Holiday Fires” at Passport 55, at Roby Adult Center, 203 College Street.  These are very timely subjects to discuss as we certainly want to stay safe while hosting the many holiday gatherings of family and friends.


Photo:  Greeneville Fire Chef Alan Shipley      
Image courtesy of The Greeneville Sun


During his talk, Chief Shipley will also discuss proper use of electricity and other points during holiday food preparation and decorating.  Chief Shipley will also be registering Passport 55 participants for a free smoke alarm, which will be scheduled for delivery and installed by the local fire stations.  You don’t want to miss the tour of the Big Red Fire Truck, as it will be on site too!

Passport 55 is a health-related, free program, open to the public as a community service by Laughlin Memorial Hospital and is presented each month in partnership with Roby Adult Center.

For additional information, contact the Laughlin Health Care Foundation at 787.5117.