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Smoking & Home Fires

Careless Smoking

Every year, men, women and children are killed in home fires caused by cigarettes and other smoking materials. Most victims of smoking related fires never thought it could happen to them. These fires can affect not only the smoker, but others living in or next to the home at the time of the fire.

Careless Smoking Prevention


College Safety Tips

Across the nation, students are going off to college and moving into residence halls, fraternities, sororities, and off-campus housing. It is a critical time for young people who are living away from home, many for the first time. It is still possible to enjoy college life and be informed and safe during these critical years.

College Safety Tips
College Drinking Prevention
Legal Consequences of Underage Involvement with Alcohol

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National Preparedness Month (NPM)

NPM starts September 1st! This year's theme is: Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare. Take action by participating in America's PrepareAthon on or around September 30. Each week has a preparedness theme. Check them out and know how to.....
- Week 1: Reconnect with Family After a Disaster.
- Week 2: Plan for specific needs before a Disaster.
- Week 3: Build an Emergency Kit.
- Week 4: Practice for an emergency.
For more details about National Preparedness Month visit:


Kidde Recalls Smoke/CO Alarms

This recall involves Kidde hard-wired smoke and combination smoke/carbon monoxide (CO) alarms. The alarms could fail to alert consumers of a fire or a CO incident following a power outage. Consumers should immediately contact Kidde for a free replacement smoke or combination smoke/CO alarm. Consumers should keep using the recalled alarms until they install replacement alarms.

For more information visit: Consumer Product Safety - Kidde Recalls Smoke....


Fire Chief's Message

September signals the beginning of football, tailgating, fall sports, and cooler weather. September is also National Preparedness Month and we want to encourage you to “Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare”! Visit to learn what you can do before, during and after an emergency.

The most recent fires in Lawrence occurred because of the improper disposal of smoking materials. Lawrence-Douglas County Fire Medical Department cares about your preparedness and your safety. Below are some important safety tips that if followed, will protect and prepare you, your neighbors, family and friends.

Fire Safety

School Safety

  • School Bus
  • Walking to School
  • Bicycle Safety
  • Playground