Archives for 2014

12 Tips for a Safe and Fire-Free Winter Holiday Season

The two most common days for home fires in the United States are Christmas and Christmas Eve. Fire officials encourage all Americans to make safety a top priority during the holidays. One of the most important steps is to ensure smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors are installed in the home. The main cause of home fires during the winter holiday season is cooking, and... Read Article

Run for the Pies this Thanksgiving!

Join us in the Run for the Pies! Before settling down to eat your turkey, or prepare your house for guests this Thanksgiving, why not get a little exercise in and help the Salvation Army and Human Concern Center of Oswego NY? The Run for the Pies, now going for 15+ years, does just that! Every Thanksgiving morning, a group of runners and walkers meet... Read Article

Fall Maintenance Tips

Prepare your home for cooler days ahead. Fall foliage is beautiful, but not when it builds up in your gutters! Take these tips into account during the cool autumn months. Have your furnace cleaned and inspected annually by a qualified technician. Keep flammable materials, including all lawn and power equipment, away from water heaters and wiring in the basement. Insulate water pipes in areas exposed... Read Article

Testing Smoke Alarms Saves Lives of Family Members

Since more and more people are using smoke detectors in their homes, the number of deaths and serious injuries from fires has lessened. It is possible to lower the chances of death or injury by using these inexpensive devices in every room. However, it is crucial to ensure they are installed properly and tested frequently to verify they work correctly. Like every other device, smoke... Read Article

Heroes Challenge added to the 2014 Oswego Dragon Festival

Representatives from each of the Heroes Challenge teams met last week at the Oswego YMCA Armory.Pictured here are: Lt Matt Barbeau University Police,Det. Chris Pooler Oswego PD, Chief John Geraci Oswego FD, and Chief William Butkey U.S. Coast Guard   The Oswego YMCA’s Oswego Dragon Festival Committee announced that they are adding a new component to the 2014 festival- The Heroes Challenge. Five of Oswego’s... Read Article