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Grilling Safety Tips

There’s nothing like outdoor grilling. It’s one of the most popular ways to cook food. But, a grill placed too close to anything that can burn is a fire hazard. They can be very hot, causing burn injuries. Follow these simple tips and you will be on the way to safe grilling.

Grilling Safety Tips.

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Cook Safely! Prevent Kitchen Fires

Did you Know?  Cooking is the main cause of home fires and fire injuries. You can prevent cooking fires. Take these steps to keep your family safe!

Cook Safely! Prevent Kitchen Fires

 

 

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All Hazards Guide

Get the All Hazards Guide to Preparedness: It’s Everyone’s Responsibility. Lee County 2017-2018.

Here in Lee County it’s not just about hurricanes! The All Hazards Guide has information to answer your questions regarding most of the hazards we face in Southwest Florida. The All Hazards Guide has been published for more than 20 years with one simple goal – to help you and your community be better prepared for the hazards that can become a part of our life.

All Hazards Guide to Preparedness: It’s Everyone’s Responsibility

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Pool Safely! Teach kids to be safer near the water

Find out about the Pool Safely Pledge, download the Pool Safely Smartphone App and scan the Pool Safely QR code to watch a video and teach young children the Pool Safely Song!

Learn more about teaching kids to be safer near the water from Pool Safely multimedia tools.

Pool Safely! Teach kids to be safer near the water

 

 

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Preventing Identity Theft While Traveling

When you leave your house to travel this summer, whether overseas or at a local hotel for a “staycation”, there are many things you are thinking about including packing suitcases, pet sitters, or
confirming reservations. Yet how many travelers think about protecting their identity? Here are some tips to help make your travel safer:

1. It’s always best to use cash or a credit card. If possible, don’t use your debit card as thieves can drain your bank account within minutes.
2. Take out information inside wallets, pockets and purses that are outdated or not needed for travel.
3. Password protect your smart phone in case it is lost or stolen to prevent someone from finding out personal information stored on your phone such as photos, e-mails, etc.
4. Use only secure WiFi networks that require passwords and turn off the WiFi connection settings to your smart phone. Beware of internet cafes, hotel computers, or other public internet access places where hackers are known to troll.
5. If possible use an ATM located inside a building and store your money in different locations as you travel. Be sure to tear up ATM receipts immediately.
6. Most hotel rooms have a safe so guests can lock up valuables and documents. This is the “safest” place to keep what is important to you, not in your suitcase or under the bed.
7. Don’t use your passport for all identification needs. Lock it up and use either your driver’s license or an identification card at restaurants and entertainment places.

For more information about these safety and security tips, or to report a fraud or scam, contact the Lee County Sheriff’s Office fraud line at 258-3287.

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Pre-Hurricane Preparation Information

Every home should have a 72-Hour Disaster Survival kit. Ensure a minimum three-day (72 hours) supply for each person. Although hurricanes are our focus, other events could require evacuation. Brush fires, hazardous material spills, floods and tornados all have the potential to disrupt our daily activities. Here is a minimum suggested list of survival kit supplies…

Pre-Hurricane Preparation Information

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Iona-McGregor Fire District's ISO Rating Improved

The Iona-McGregor Fire Protection & Rescue Service District has been notified by the Insurance Service Office (ISO) that the fire protection rating for the District will be improving from a Class 4 to a Class 2. The ISO is a national insurance engineering service organization that assigns a public protection classification (PPC) to jurisdictions based on fire agency services and the rating is a metric that is used by insurance companies nationally as a standard for their premiums.

Iona-McGregor Fire District’s ISO Rating Improved

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Public Protection Classification Summary Report for Iona McGregor Fire Department

Public Protection Classification Summary Report for Iona McGregor Fire Department, prepared by Insurance Services Office, Inc., February 2014.  ISO collects and evaluates information from communities in the United States on their structure fire suppression capabilities. The data is analyzed using our Fire Suppression Rating Schedule (FSRS™) and then a Public Protection Classification (PPC™) number is assigned to the community. The surveys are conducted whenever it appears that there is a possibility of a classification change. As such, the PPC program provides important, up-to-date information about fire protection services throughout the country

Public Protection Classification Summary Report for Iona McGregor Fire Department