Home fires can happen any time and spread in just minutes, claiming the lives and property of those affected.
During the week of Oct. 7-13, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the U.S. Fire Administration, in partnership with the National Fire Protection Association, are encouraging individuals and families to have a fire escape plan.
People can protect their homes and loved ones from emergencies by making their homes safe now and throughout the year.
To the Editor:
As a recent high school graduate, I'm told to prepare for my future: study hard, find an internship, make connections and pursue your dreams.
This isn't always easy, especially in a world where so many look out for only themselves. I've been fortunate, however, to meet Ryan Mackenzie.
We hear about Ryan's work to reform government and help constituents, but these only begin to show the kind of person we have as our state representative.
This past Thursday, I turned on the car radio in time to catch a news broadcast concerning a house fire in Salisbury Township.
Volunteer firefighters from Eastern Salisbury, Western Salisbury, Fountain Hill, Se-Wy-Co and Emmaus fire departments were called out from the warmth of their homes to fight a 2 a.m. fire in the 1400 block of Lehigh Avenue.
What can we do to fix the homeless problem in the Lehigh Valley?
Often while I am working, I have the television on and if it is a Sunday night, I will usually be listening to "60 Minutes."
One recent episode on homelessness caused me to stop working and watch the entire segment from start to finish.
The interviewer spotlighted three families who were homeless in Florida. One family consisted of a young unemployed father and his two children who lived in a box truck.
His wife, the children's mother had died and the father was unable to find a job in the construction industry.
America's Endangered Species
My birthday will be here soon. I will celebrate it by doing absolutely nothing.
I have jokingly dubbed my birthday "National Do Nothing Productive Day."
It's not celebrated nationally but it should be. It's not that I think my birthday is worthy of becoming a holiday, but rather I believe modern life has become overscheduled, making it necessary to actively seek time to do nothing.
Everyone should have one day a year to celebrate as a personal "Do Nothing Productive Day."
When you wake up in the dead of night to the smell of smoke in the house; when you're in a vehicle accident and are trapped in the car or when you're in a flooded area and need rescuing, it's our local firefighters who risk their safety to ensure yours.
Do you ever take a day just for yourself?