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Aug 27, 2014 (16:24:00)


Brothers and Sisters,

We have received an email from Erin Mullen from Operation Warm to remind that all that the deadline for ordering coats for this season is September 1st. Please see the attached as the official sign up form to participate. Please remind your Locals and lets improve on last year’s 6800 coats that were distributed out into the 7th District. . Thank you!




Coats for Kids Foundation, established in 2004 in Alexandria, VA has been a long time partner of Operation Warm, Inc . Founded on similar principles, both organizations have made it their mission to provide new winter coats to children in need. Our shared vision of ensuring every child wearing a new winter coat is healthy, able to attend school regularly and has a strong self- esteem is why Coats For Kids Foundation and Operation Warm, Inc. have united with a goal of serving at-risk children throughout the United States.

After distributing more than 38,000 new winter coats from 2004 to 2011, Coats for Kids Foundation founders, Paul and Cheryl Darby retired. They reached out to Operation Warm, Inc. so the their legacy could continue. Their profound impact on children in the Washington D.C region has been remarkable. Together, in the winter of 2011/2012, Coats for Kids Foundation and Operation Warm have already reached more than 5,000 children within the National Capital Area, and 220,000 children througought the country.

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Bozeman Fire to offer voluntary safety inspections

Aug 15, 2014 (12:09:08)

Tragedy spurs efforts to improve safety of Bozeman rentals

With the rental market in Bozeman growing more competitive, city leaders are finding that renters will sacrifice safety just to find a place to live.

MTN's Jamie Leary shows us how the the Bozeman Fire Department hopes to change that.

Bozeman's voluntary rental initiative came to be from a tragedy.
"You know, we want to be able to say, ‘Hey look we can offer your child or whatever, a safe place to live,'" said Kevin O'Brian of Peak Property Management.
Prospective renters can log onto the city of Bozeman website to find a link to safety approved rentals. Fire officials say the initiative comes partially as result of a fires in rental properties in the community, a 2011 one of which resulted in two deaths.
"It's voluntary," said Bozeman City Commissioner Chris Mehl of the website's list. "They don't have to do it. It's a label meaning that the fire department went in there at no cost and looked it over and said... CLICK FOR FULL STORY BY KBZK

Bozeman Fire and Local 613 to host a day of fun and learning

Jul 20, 2014 (13:04:00)
Who wants to get close to a fire engine or truck? like climb inside and put on the headsets close? How about learn about fire safety, the importance of car seat installations, smoke detectors, stop-drop and roll, extrication, shoot a fire hose, and see an ambulance close. Tour a working Bozeman firehouse? Still not enough fun? how about you top the day off with a hamburger or hotdog WITH and cook by your own Bozeman Fire Fighters? With a great partnership between Bozeman Fire and Bozeman Fire Fighters IAFF L613 we're extremely proud to announce the upcoming first annual "Bozeman Fire in the Park" with the name hinting towards it's host firehouse of #3, next to the 100 acre park aka Dino park. Save the date; watch, listen and spread the word for much more to come! Fire In the Park, with YOUR Bozeman Firemen (no parks will be hurt on this day, nor will there be any "real" fire danger! Just a family friendly good time with your own Bozeman professional fire fighters!
Montana Professional Regional Haz Mat teams are the first state to adopt new training

Jul 17, 2014 (17:13:43)
It was a national first for the dozen firefighters from six of Montana’s largest communities who began gathering at City College last week for advanced hazardous-materials training.
“Montana has adopted this course as the standard of care,” said Jack McCartt, a Florida-based instructor with the National Fire Academy who was brought in to help teach the 10-day course. “It’s the first state to adopt it at the state level.” Full Story by Billing Gazette here
Fire forces evacuation from a duplex in Bozeman

Mar 19, 2014 (13:17:00)
BOZEMAN, Mont. - Condo residents were evacuated on the south side of Bozeman on Tuesday evening after a mattress apparently caught fire from a furnace Read More...
Bozeman firefighters return from 23rd Annual Scott Firefighter Stairclimb

Mar 12, 2014 (19:16:00)
      Adrian Sanchez-Gonzalez/Chronicle  -Bozeman firefighters Josh Charles, from left, Jim Dyk and Dave Hartman returned recently from the Scott Firefighter Stairclimb in Seattle, where they climbed 69 stories, and helped raise more than $15,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Read More...
Pipes are freezing and so are we?!

Feb 06, 2014 (10:32:00)
With temps. well below -25 and highs in the sub zero range pipes are freezing but can you blame them? so are we! Here are some tips from State Fire Marshal Stephen Coan of Acton Mass. But please first and foremost IF you are NOT comfortable with dealing with frozen pipes and the dangers that DO exist by trying to de thaw them call a licensed plumber you trust in your area. Many fires occur from people working on plumbing that has frozen with open flames in hopes to get their water running again, so call for help if needed. As temps begin to rise you may also experience other problems as those once frozen pipes are no longer frozen and start to run water freely the cracks and breaks caused may show their ugly face so know where your ater shut of is, and how to use it! Here's the story and link from Marshall Coan. Open kitchen and bathroom cabinet doors to allow warmer air to circulate around the plumbing. Be sure to move any harmful cleaners and household chemicals up out of the reach of children. ·Keep the thermostat set to the same temperature both during the day and at night. By temporarily suspending the use of lower nighttime temperatures, you may incur a higher heating bill, but you can prevent a much more costly repair job if pipes freeze and burst. ·If you will be going away during cold weather, leave the heat on in your home, set to a temperature no lower than 55ºF. To Thaw Frozen Pipes If you turn on a faucet and only a trickle comes out, suspect a frozen pipe. Locate the suspected frozen area of the water pipe. Likely places include pipes running against exterior walls or where your water service enters your home through the foundation. ·Keep the faucet open. As you treat the frozen pipe and the frozen area begins to melt, water will begin to flow through the frozen area. Running water through the pipe will help melt more ice in the pipe. ·Apply heat to the section of pipe using an electric heating pad wrapped around the pipe, an electric hair dryer, or wrapping pipes with towels soaked in hot water. Do not use a blowtorch, kerosene or propane heater, charcoal stove, or other open flame device. A blowtorch can make water in a frozen pipe boil and cause the pipe to explode. All open flames in homes present a serious fire danger, as well as a severe risk of exposure to lethal carbon monoxide. ·Apply heat until full water pressure is restored. If you are unable to locate the frozen area, if the frozen area is not accessible, or if you cannot thaw the pipe, call a licensed plumber ·Check all other faucets in your home to find out if you have additional frozen pipes. If one pipe freezes, others may freeze, too. ·Be careful using space heaters to warm up areas near pipes. Don't overload circuits. Try not to use extension cords but if you must, make sure they are rated for the appliance. Heat producing appliances need stronger extension cords than lamps. ·Remember not to leave the door of a gas oven open; it will produce large amounts of carbon monoxide. ·Be sure there are working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms on every level of the home - Story by and see more at: http://www.wickedlocal.com/x1903523137/Fire-officials-Thaw-frozen-pipes-safely/?tag=2#sthash.L2vnIatc.dpuf

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