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Fire Prevention

Fire Pit Injuries in 2017 Tripled Compared to 2008; Palatine Fire Department Provides Safety Tips for Fire Pits and Outdoor Heaters

473 Fall is here and outdoor fire pits are warming up across the Midwest. The Palatine Fire Department reminds residents to take proactive measures to keep their outdoor entertaining safe and fun for everyone. According […]

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Fire Prevention

CPSC: Gree Recalls 12 Brands of Dehumidifiers Due to Serious Fire and Burn Hazards; Over $2 Million in Property Damage Reported

42 A recall of dehumidifiers of several brand names has been announced by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. De-humidifier manufacturers have received reports of 165 incidents, including 46 fires and $2.15 million in property damage. […]

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Front Page B

Executive Orders: Obama Taking 23 Actions Aimed at Gun Violence; New York Senate Passes Strict Gun Control Bill

42 President Barack Obama is taking 23 executive actions aimed at curbing gun violence that don’t require congressional action, including measures to encourage schools to hire police officers and improve efforts to prosecute gun crime. […]

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Fire/Rescue/EMS Notebook

Third Chicagoland Fatal TV Fall Causes Trauma, Death to Child, 4-Yr-Old Gianna Hadjis in University Park

272 An unstable top-heavy/front heavy, older model television set has apparently caused the third death of a child in a three-month period in Chicagoland on Sunday. Gianna Hadjis, 4, of 668 Sullivan Lane in University […]

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HealthBeat

Arlington Heights Police Rule Death of Karl Clermont, 6, a ‘Tragic Accident’ with Unstable Television Tipover

268 An unstable top-heavy/front heavy, older model television set is likely the cause of the death of Karl Clermont, who was found underneath the TV in his basement with severe head injuries just after 8:45 […]