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Out of the Comfort Zone

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I saw a gif today that was just perfect for what's going on with me lately. The gif was a bull's eye target with yellow at the bull's eye (comfort zone), green in middle ring (growth zone) and red for the outer ring (panic zone). This gif really said it all about the process of moving on. I've stayed for far too long in the bull's eye point, gotten to where I just did not want to move out of it, not even try. Yet, choosing to finally… Continue

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Revisiting electrical fire safety on campus

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We're into October now and for many of you, that means Homecoming Weekend is right around the corner. This particular weekend is definitely one of the most fun for college students because of the many parties and get togethers with friends, the big football game and other sporting events. It's also a time when fire safety…

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The National Fire Prevention Agency’s Fire Prevention Week runs from October 5 – 11, 2014 and this year’s official theme is “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month!”

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It’s that time of year again! As we prepare our clocks to “fall back” for the end of Daylight Saving Time on November 2, use this opportunity to also prepare your home for fire emergencies by changing the batteries in your smoke alarm. According to the U.S. Fire Administration, most alarms need a new battery at least once a year. In addition, if your smoke alarm is more than 10 years old, replace it with a new alarm and a new battery.

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  • Have heating equipment and chimneys cleaned and inspected yearly by a qualified professional.

Making a fire escape plan and practicing a fire escape drill are important elements of home fire safety. Start planning today! This toolkit from the National Fire Protection Agency has everything you need to get started.

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