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Secure Our World: How to Stay Safe Online in 2023 & Beyond.
Did you know that October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month? This year's theme is "Secure Our World: 2023 and Beyond." The program focuses on four simple yet critical actions that we can all take to secure our information, families, and businesses, and build a safer digital world. We can start by learning these easy ways to stay safe online at home, work, and school, and by Sharing them with our friends and family. It's important that we keep these actions in mind every day, not just during October. So, let's get back to the basics & start protecting ourselves today!
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Now that we're well into the fall season, it's important to be extra cautious when it comes to outdoor fires. With the combination of dry and hot summer months, dying leaves, and warm and breezy conditions, it doesn't take much for a small fire to turn into a dangerous inferno. With campfires and burn pits becoming increasingly common during this time of year, it's a good idea to review some important safety tips for outdoor burning to prevent any potential hazards.
Outdoor Burning Safety Tips:
Avoid burning outdoors during any of the following conditions or a combination of conditions:
Before you start a controlled fire, be sure to have a bucket of water or hose nearby to help prevent the fire from spreading out of your container.
Is it OK to burn?
Some municipalities have ordinances prohibiting open burning or only allow an open flame for cooking.
If you're looking for more information and resources on outdoor burning safety, you can check out the Office of the State Fire Commissioner page.