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PAGE 26 October 20, 2016 wwvv.tricountynews.mn Mark Kern ]effHilsgen Doug Hommerding Brian Kiffmeyer Aaron Knaus Daniel McCain Dustin Orbeck Daniel-Rose Brian Rupp Kenneth Laney (chief) Jason Lueders John Matthees Nick Mauer Bill Muehring Bill Newman Dustin Nicka Chris Olson ;:NOr Michael Schindler Ryan Olson Michael Schneider Derek Patnode Ruhland Richard St.Onge Payton Polston Ruhland David Traurig Tom Ranta ::::Steve Schmitt Luke Truenow Brandon Schindele CoN Schultz Alek Young Emery Schmidt Bmndon Stenger Peter Stenger Adam Teicher Dave Teicher Lori Teicher Dan Thielen Greg Thielen Joe Thielen Mary Thielen Scott Thielen Jim Young Wayne Zoller Pastor Jerry Albert JeffWendroth Pete Unterberger Jason Unterberger Rob Pederson Justin Kuechle Marly Kramer DanWaldorf Bruce Schmitz Mike Knisley Keith Peters Ray Schlangen 3. Prepare and practice a fire escape plan. Draw a floor plan Did you know that, according to the National Fire Protection of your home, marking two ways out of every room -- especially Association, most people have a false sense of security regard- sleeping areas. Discuss the escape ~ member of ing house fires, believing that theywould have approximately six your household, and minutes to evacuate their home in the event of a fire? in case of emergency. Practice, In reality, smoke and fire spread rapidly and can overcome year. occupants in less than three minutes. 4. Select building materials When a fire occurs, there's no question that time is critical, tion. Passive fire a fire protec- and The good news is there are several important steps you can take helps control fire by effective form to maximize your escape time. With the in of passive fire protection is t of insulation. When place, you'll create critical protection for what adding or upgrading insulation, look for products made from your home and family, naturally fire-resistant, inorganic materials. A favorite among 1. Install smoke alarms. You should have one in builders, contractors and homeowners is a stone wool insula- room, outside each separate sleeping area, and onof tion called Roxul Safe'n' St which offers fire resistance up to the home, including the basement. For the best ~ 2,150F. Its han the temperature of a typ- sure all smoke alarms are interconnected. When ical house fire, will stay in place longer to provide they all sound. ~assive fire ' second counts, allowing more 2. Inspect and clean smoke alarms ~onders to arrive. in spring and fall. To clean the alarm, open vacuum the interior. i! iii?~ rushing into dana mus situations on our k you for keeping us safe, and for rescuing us when we're not. Thank you forg your time to attend training and drills. Thank you for answering calls in the middle of work, during family dinner, and in the dead of night. Thank you for being our every-day heroes, right here at I Thank you for all that you do for us!