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Lexington Fire Offers Free Smoke Alarm Installations

The Lexington Fire Department Community Services Division, in partnership with the American Red Cross, will install 10-year lithium battery smoke alarms in all homes in Fayette County. The smoke alarms are free and will be installed by the Lexington Fire Department at no cost to the occupant. As part of the installation, the LFD will […]

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Don’t Leave These Items in a Hot Car!

As the summertime and hot temperatures become more frequent, the most common reminders for drivers are to be aware of how warm a vehicle can get while parked in the sun and to never leave a child or pet inside that car or truck. In addition, however, there are many other common items that are […]

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Watch out for signs of heat related illness

There are five defined categories of heat-related illness. Heat Rash – Sometimes known as prickly heat. Typically found with infants and younger children. The suggested remedy is to keep the person in a cool, dry place, keep the rash area dry and use powder to soothe the rash. Sunburn – Can be mild to severe. […]

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Excessive Heat Warning Issued for Lexington

The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued an Excessive Heat Warning, which is in effect from 2 PM EDT Thursday to 8 PM EDT /7 PM CDT/ Sunday. The Excessive Heat Watch is no longer in effect. Heat indices ranging from 100 to as high as 110 degrees will be possible each afternoon from […]

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Pet Fire Safety

Pets are an important member of any family. July 15th is known as National Pet Fire Safety Day and has been dedicated to taking time to inform ourselves about how to keep pets safe in the event of a fire.  1,000 house fires in the United States each year are caused by pets. Be aware […]

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Health Dept Sprays for Mosquito Control

To help control mosquitoes, the Lexington-Fayette County Health Department will conduct mosquito-spraying activities in the pre-dawn hours on July 11 in parts of the 40505 and 40511 ZIP codes. The spraying is due to a high mosquito population found in a monitoring trap in the 40505 ZIP code region. To provide adequate spray coverage of […]

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Extreme Heat is Dangerous – What you need to do to stay safe.

Did you know that an average of 675 deaths from extreme heat events occur each year in the United States? Extremely high or unusually hot temperatures can affect your health. Most vulnerable are the elderly, those who work or exercise outdoors, infants and children, the homeless or poor, and people with a chronic medical condition. […]

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Kentucky State Police Increase Patrols During July 4th Holiday

Kentucky State Police is participating in Operation C.A.R.E (Crash Awareness Reduction Effort) during the Fourth of July holiday season.  Beginning on July 3, 2019 and extending through July 5, 2019 at 11:59 P.M. – KSP Troopers will be taking part in a national effort to increase officer presence on Interstate and U.S Highways. Occurring during […]

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Child Drownings Are On the Rise

Data identified June as the month with the highest fatality incident rate related to drowning and that residential locations made up 72 percent of reported fatal drowning incidents. A new report released by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) highlights the need for continued vigilance in combating drowning, which continues to be a public […]

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Protecting Yourself from Identity Theft

Identity theft is defined as the fraudulent acquisition and use of a person’s private identifying information, usually for financial gain. Identity thieves may attempt to use your credit cards, open new accounts in your name, or attempt to access your accounts. There are steps to take in order to protect yourself and your personal information […]

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