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You Wake Up Hearing Your Smoke Alarm – Now What?

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Consider this scenario: It's 2 o'clock in the morning. You and your family are fast asleep when you awaken to the smoke alarm sounding and the smell of smoke. What do you do? If you and your family don't have a plan in place, it could jeopardize your safety, or even prove deadly.

In a typical home fire, you may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds. That's why home escape planning is so critical in a fire situation. It ensures that everyone in the household knows how to use that small window of time wisely.

Preparedness Month - Get Involved! Be a Part of Something Larger

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National Preparedness Month (NPM) concludes this week. The Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management hopes you will be inspired to get involved and become a part of something larger.  Year round, millions of community members participate in America's PrepareAthon, building the national momentum of preparedness. But twice a year, a national day of action, called National PrepareAthon! Day, focuses attention on the importance of creating a more resilient Nation by bringing together stakeholders, communities, and individuals to take preparedness action.

Preparedness Month - Plan to Help Your Neighbor and Community

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The theme for the second week of National Preparedness Month is helping your neighbors and your community.  Life-threatening emergencies can happen fast. According to a 2016 National Academies of Science study, trauma is the leading cause of death for Americans under age 46.  Life-threatening injuries require immediate action to prevent an injured person from dying.

Food Safety Training for Home Food Sellers

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The Colorado State University extension office in Pueblo is offering low-cost training for people interested in selling home-made foods. The training meets the requirements of the Colorado Cottage Food Act.

Two classes, entitled Cottage Food Safety Training, will be presented by Extension Agent Laura Krause. The first class will be October 3 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the CSU Extension Office, located at 701 Court Street, Suite C, in Pueblo. The class will be repeated November 7 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.