Fire Prevention – Colts Neck Fair http://coltsneckfair.com/ Wed, 10 Aug 2022 20:45:50 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://coltsneckfair.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-1.png Fire Prevention – Colts Neck Fair http://coltsneckfair.com/ 32 32 The Bristol Press – Okee, Connecticut’s first peer support dog, receives donation from new dog-supporting nonprofit https://coltsneckfair.com/the-bristol-press-okee-connecticuts-first-peer-support-dog-receives-donation-from-new-dog-supporting-nonprofit/ Wed, 10 Aug 2022 19:22:55 +0000 https://coltsneckfair.com/the-bristol-press-okee-connecticuts-first-peer-support-dog-receives-donation-from-new-dog-supporting-nonprofit/ BRISTOL – When the heroes and the afflicted of a community are unable to turn to therapy, friends or family for comfort in their trauma, where can they turn? Okee, a mix of herding and hunting dog, is Bristol’s premier peer support dog – and Connecticut. “His training, in addition to your basic sit, stay […]]]>

BRISTOL – When the heroes and the afflicted of a community are unable to turn to therapy, friends or family for comfort in their trauma, where can they turn?

Okee, a mix of herding and hunting dog, is Bristol’s premier peer support dog – and Connecticut.

“His training, in addition to your basic sit, stay and lie down; his job is to go around, if we’re in a room and we’re there for a reason for emotional support, his job is to go around and make friends,” Okee’s main manager said, Bristol firefighter Chris Hayden. “She has a command where she will get up in your lap and let you pet her. It does not exert any pressure on your legs. She takes that pressure and puts it all on her hind legs.

Hayden’s son-in-law is a Southington Police Department staff sergeant and dog handler. He heard about the idea of ​​peer support animals from a local resident whose child had committed suicide. The department felt it would be good to have such an animal with it to help with tragedies in which first responders come into contact. From there, Hayden felt that the Bristol Fire Service could also benefit from such an animal.

Okee is considered a rescued and trained dog by K9 for Warriors, a Ponte Vedra, Florida-based nonprofit that provides service animals to first responders and veterans.

“I think it’s a great idea for the city of Bristol,” Hayden said. “With our peer support team, we can help the citizens of Bristol and our members.”

The manager noted that this was particularly important for mental health support efforts for first responders, as their suicide rates could be high. A firefighter and police officer respond to calls daily and sometimes witness horrific moments that the public often doesn’t see, Hayden continued. Such moments leave their mark.

“I loved the idea,” Bristol Fire Chief Rick Hart said. “I thought it would be a great tool for the department in peer support as well as public education and as an icebreaker to get our public safety and fire prevention message out to the public.”

City officials said Okee’s care will be maintained through community donations and various social media accounts have been created in his name.

“I see it from a bit of a different perspective, as an emerging fire service,” Bristol Mayor Jeff Caggiano said. “In my administration, we hired Chief Hart as soon as we arrived. They have been without a fire chief for many months and to see them get to this point, where the morale of the whole department (is high), it’s great. We had our first firefighter training in town and now bringing in the first peer support dog in the state for this group, it’s pretty cool that our fire department is the one doing it.

The Doggy Wish, a newly formed 501(c)(3) nonprofit, was on hand to donate $500 to Okee’s care Wednesday at the Bristol Fire Department Engine Company Five fire station.

Lisa Galske and Thaon Crocker, co-founders of The Doggy Wish, said their journey to form the band began 18 months ago. The couple began their mission by supporting another dog named Romeo who was blind, diabetic and needed extra care. Because others helped them help Romeo, Galske and Crocker wanted to push those efforts forward. The Doggy Wish officially launched on July 7 and hopes to grant one “wish” per week.

“We’ve been lifelong residents of Bristol and we saw in the paper that the Bristol Fire Department was going to have a dog and we knew it was going to have a huge impact in the community,” Galske said. “We had to make this meaningful wish, which is what we do in our organization, and provide funding to make sure Okee gets off to a good start.”

Okee is the band’s fourth “Wish” project. These supportive efforts can take the form of financial support or provisioning benefits.

It’s clear that Okee is starting to have an impact on those around him, but the impact is perhaps most visible with his main handler.

“I loved this department from the start anyway, but having this opportunity to do it makes it even bigger,” Hayden said. “I’ve been a resident of Bristol all my life, so the opportunity to bring the dog to my community is huge for me.”

Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol, Forestville on Wednesday August 10th, 2022 3:14 PM. Updated: Wednesday August 10, 2022 3:17 PM.
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At Watch Hill Fire Department Open House, ‘Real Heroes Don’t Wear Capes’ | West https://coltsneckfair.com/at-watch-hill-fire-department-open-house-real-heroes-dont-wear-capes-west/ Tue, 09 Aug 2022 00:55:00 +0000 https://coltsneckfair.com/at-watch-hill-fire-department-open-house-real-heroes-dont-wear-capes-west/ The first Wednesday in August is a big day for local first responders, as it’s the day the Watch Hill Fire Department holds its annual Fire Prevention and Fire Safety Night. The annual event, where residents can stop by and interact with first responders in their community, provides opportunities to learn about fire safety, the […]]]>

The first Wednesday in August is a big day for local first responders, as it’s the day the Watch Hill Fire Department holds its annual Fire Prevention and Fire Safety Night.

The annual event, where residents can stop by and interact with first responders in their community, provides opportunities to learn about fire safety, the Point Judith Coast Guard Station and its mission, and even what it’s like to be an explosives operations technician.

“It’s all about fire prevention, community education and giving back to the community,” said Deputy Chief Chris Koretski. “Taxpayers fund the fire department, so we want to show them the device, we want to host them, have dinner and give them items to promote the fire department and fire safety throughout the year.”

The open house, held Aug. 3 from 6-8 p.m., offered an array of interesting first responder vehicles that visitors – especially children – could jump into to feel what it’s like to be driving. Crowd favorites on Wednesday were the older trucks of the Watch Hill Fire Department, the first motorized fire truck purchased by the town of Westerly in 1917 and another 1953 model dubbed “Seagrave.”

Tickets were distributed to visitors who wanted ice cream. All manner of food and toys were handed out, burgers and hot dogs galore, as well as Frisbees and little plastic fire helmets for the kids.

Many of the first responders in attendance brought their own work-related pieces to show. Officers from the Westerly Police Department demonstrated the K9 unit attack training process, featuring Demon the German Shepherd. This was followed by a display of flammable substances, a demonstration of odor detection procedures by fire investigator Hannah Burnes of the state fire marshal’s office, and Dream the arsonist dog.

Throughout the evening, State Fire Deputy Marshal Bruce Quinn demonstrated a bomb disposal robot and had various bomb models to display for informational purposes. Guests loved donning the bulky bomb blast suit, which is capable of protecting officers with up to five pounds of C4 explosives.

“We try to change it up a bit every year,” Watch Hill Fire Chief Dennis Reall said.

The demonstrations and exhibits were a hit with visitors.

“I love it. There are lots of activities here for kids,” said Alaa, a local mother and event attendee who declined to give her last name. , and they answered everything.”

When her daughter, Talia, was asked what her favorite time of the night was, she raved about Demon the Police Dog, among other things, like “eating ice cream.”

Logan Simmons, son of Watch Hill Deputy Fire Chief Jason Simmons, agreed that his eight years of attending this event have been rewarding and that he has enjoyed learning about stop, drop and roll and meeting Sparky the Fire Dog.

Although the event included a heavy dose of fun, the most important element was educational, Simmons said.

“It’s an opportunity for people to recognize first responders and know what they’re doing for their community,” Simmons said.

As one of the information banners hung at the station said, “Real heroes don’t wear capes.”

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Islamic Jihad fires rockets at Beersheba and southern and central Israel https://coltsneckfair.com/islamic-jihad-fires-rockets-at-beersheba-and-southern-and-central-israel/ Sun, 07 Aug 2022 11:13:49 +0000 https://coltsneckfair.com/islamic-jihad-fires-rockets-at-beersheba-and-southern-and-central-israel/ Lapid and Gantz say Gaza operation will continue ‘as long as necessary’ Prime Minister Yair Lapid and Defense Minister Benny Gantz issue coordinated statements to say that the three-day Operation Breaking Dawn will continue for as long as necessary. “The operation will continue for as long as necessary,” Lapid said. “The Israeli army, Shin Bet […]]]>

Lapid and Gantz say Gaza operation will continue ‘as long as necessary’

Prime Minister Yair Lapid and Defense Minister Benny Gantz issue coordinated statements to say that the three-day Operation Breaking Dawn will continue for as long as necessary.

“The operation will continue for as long as necessary,” Lapid said.

“The Israeli army, Shin Bet and security forces will continue to act against Islamic Jihad until we restore peace and remove the threat to children. [living in the Gaza border region]adds Gantz.

Residents of southern Israel have suffered the brunt of some 500 rockets fired from Gaza since Friday, and many have been stranded since the middle of last week.

The prime minister and defense minister also comment on Saturday’s strike targeting the Palestinian Islamic Jihad’s southern Gaza commander.

Khaled Mansour is the second senior Islamic Jihad operative killed since Friday, when Israel opened the campaign with a strike against the organization’s commander in northern Gaza, Tayseer Jabari.

Lapid and Gantz praise the IDF, Shin Bet and security forces for what Lapid calls the “extraordinary achievement” of killing Mansour.

Along with promises to continue the assault on Islamic Jihad targets and operatives, Lapid said Israeli forces are careful to minimize civilian casualties in Gaza.

“We are acting in a targeted and responsible manner to minimize damage to those not involved,” the prime minister said.

According to the Hamas-run health ministry in the Gaza Strip, 29 people have been killed since Operation Breaking Dawn began, including six children. Israel says many of those killed were members of the Islamic Jihad terror group.

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New tool to provide a harmonized fire risk assessment in the pan-European region https://coltsneckfair.com/new-tool-to-provide-a-harmonized-fire-risk-assessment-in-the-pan-european-region/ Fri, 05 Aug 2022 10:07:07 +0000 https://coltsneckfair.com/new-tool-to-provide-a-harmonized-fire-risk-assessment-in-the-pan-european-region/ A report resulting from the collaboration between the European Commission and fire specialists from 43 countries has just been published. The report focuses on forest fire risk assessment and provides harmonized data across the pan-European region. This is of particular interest in fire-prone regions, where consistent strategies are needed to prevent damage from wildfires. As […]]]>

A report resulting from the collaboration between the European Commission and fire specialists from 43 countries has just been published. The report focuses on forest fire risk assessment and provides harmonized data across the pan-European region. This is of particular interest in fire-prone regions, where consistent strategies are needed to prevent damage from wildfires.

As fires rage across the EU and around the world, there is broad consensus that firefighting alone is not the answer when it comes to mitigating the damage by forest fires. To cope with future forest fire danger situations under climate change, it is necessary to focus on preventing forest fires with special attention to good landscape planning, avoiding excessive and continuity of combustible materials in the field, and to protect life and property in fire-prone areas. To this end, forest fire risk assessment is essential.

The first one Pan-European Forest Fire Risk Assessment (WRA) reconciles previous approaches used by different countries, making possible a comparable assessment of forest fire risk between countries and regions in Europe. This harmonized method will help the EU and its Member States to protect lives and their natural environment.

The challenges of fire assessment in all countries

According Jesus San MiguelJRC Wildfires team leader, “While some countries have developed methods to assess wildfire risk, these vary widely in terms of the variables and methodologies used. This is often an obstacle to having an overview of the risk situation at pan-European level and developing regional strategies.

Different fire assessment methods produced for different territories and for specific purposes naturally lead to different regional and national approaches. This diversity can often be a barrier to assessing wildfire risk in some regions, especially in those where cross-border fires affect several countries simultaneously.

The Pan-European Assessment was developed to address this issue and provide an overview of the wildfire risk in the Pan-European region. Using data trends from the past 20 years, it provides insight into structural wildfire risk – low, medium or high – in the present.

A harmonized approach to fire risk assessment in Europe

The WRA is the result of 8 years of collaboration between the European Commission and the Forest Fire Expert Group made up of fire specialists from 43 countries.

It provides a basis for nations to adopt standard practices and cooperative measures, benefiting from new risk assessment indicators, which could complement their national plans.

The risk of forest fire is assessed taking into account vulnerable areas where people, ecological and socio-economic values ​​are exposed to the danger of fire. The risk to human lives is prioritized by classifying areas where people may be exposed to wildfires as high risk.

The multiple benefits of a forest fire risk assessment

The WRA will support EU initiatives such as the Civil Protection Mechanism, the EU Solidarity Fundor the implementation of the Rural Development Regulation to determine which areas may be at medium and high risk of fires, among others.

At the national level, it can help governments and disaster management authorities integrate risk assessment indicators into prevention, mitigation and preparedness plans – which is particularly important for fire-prone countries.

Eventually, other public or private actors involved in fire risk management such as insurance companies can also benefit from the data generated by WRA. The European Commission remains open to collaboration to disseminate the use of the index.

Background

EFFIS (the European Forest Fire Information System) supports the services responsible for the protection of forests against fires in the EU and neighboring countries. At the global level, the Global Forest Fire Information System (GWIS) provides a comprehensive view and assessment of fire regimes and their effects.

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Police: Philmont Fire Under Investigation | Columbia County https://coltsneckfair.com/police-philmont-fire-under-investigation-columbia-county/ Wed, 03 Aug 2022 03:35:03 +0000 https://coltsneckfair.com/police-philmont-fire-under-investigation-columbia-county/ PHILMONT — Three fire investigation agencies are investigating the cause of a fire at a vacant home in Philmont Monday night, Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Mark Dunspaugh said. The house, at 1 Catskill Court, was destroyed in the blaze, Philmont Fire Chief Mark Beaumont said. Investigators from the sheriff’s office along with members of […]]]>

PHILMONT — Three fire investigation agencies are investigating the cause of a fire at a vacant home in Philmont Monday night, Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Mark Dunspaugh said.

The house, at 1 Catskill Court, was destroyed in the blaze, Philmont Fire Chief Mark Beaumont said.

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PCTEL Announces Spectrum Monitoring and Uplink Testing Solution for Critical Communication Networks https://coltsneckfair.com/pctel-announces-spectrum-monitoring-and-uplink-testing-solution-for-critical-communication-networks/ Mon, 01 Aug 2022 12:50:00 +0000 https://coltsneckfair.com/pctel-announces-spectrum-monitoring-and-uplink-testing-solution-for-critical-communication-networks/ NEW ORLEANS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PCTEL, Inc. (Nasdaq: PCTI), a leading global provider of wireless technology solutions, today announced the launch of SeeHawk™ Monitor, an automated spectrum monitoring system for P25 public safety radio and other critical communication networks. SeeHawk Monitor also automatically tests the uplink signal, which is the signal from a handset to the radio site, […]]]>

NEW ORLEANS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PCTEL, Inc. (Nasdaq: PCTI), a leading global provider of wireless technology solutions, today announced the launch of SeeHawk™ Monitor, an automated spectrum monitoring system for P25 public safety radio and other critical communication networks. SeeHawk Monitor also automatically tests the uplink signal, which is the signal from a handset to the radio site, to determine if the coverage inside the building meets fire code standards.

First responders rely on radio communications to protect their teams and the communities they support. Interference on the radio network can have life-threatening consequences if public safety personnel cannot communicate with incident command or each other. The SeeHawk Monitor system automatically detects and helps users identify interference from sources such as other communication networks, two-way amplifiers (BDAs), and high-power industrial systems, so that radio network managers can mitigate these sources of interference to ensure reliable critical communications for the first time. responders.

SeeHawk Monitor users can:

  • Continuous spectrum monitoring at multiple radio sites

  • Quickly detect and characterize service-impacting noise and interference

  • Investigate spectrum analysis issues in real-time or event replay modes

  • Automatically test the uplink signal during in-building coverage tests

“SeeHawk Monitor addresses key issues mentioned repeatedly in our conversations with public safety industry professionals,” said James Zik, PCTEL Vice President, Test & Measurement Product Management. “It’s not just about public safety, as public and private wireless networks can also benefit from quick and efficient identification of service-impacting issues, such as interference and poor coverage in buildings. .

The SeeHawk™ Monitor system is easy to install and adaptable to the needs of any network. It is made up of several Remote Test Units (RTUs), which monitor the spectrum and measure radio signals at each radio site, and the SeeHawk Monitor Platform Manager, which monitors and configures all RTUs in the system.

SeeHawk Monitor’s uplink test feature makes it easy to ensure high-quality indoor coverage that meets National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) and International Fire Code (IFC) standards. The SeeHawk Monitor Platform Manager remotely manages the automated collection of uplink data on RTUs across the network. This allows a tester using a single PCTEL® public safety network test solution to automatically collect uplink and downlink measurements in a single survey of a building.

Customers can contact PCTEL now to place an order for SeeHawk™ Monitor, which is scheduled for delivery in the fourth quarter of 2022.

PCTEL will be showcasing SeeHawk Monitor along with its other solutions for the critical communications industry at the National Association of State Fire Marshals’ NASFM Fire Safety and Prevention Symposium in Las Vegas on August 2 at Booth #303.

About PCTEL

PCTEL is one of the world’s leading providers of wireless connectivity solutions, including Industrial IoT devices, antenna systemsand test and measurement products. Trusted by our customers for over 25 years, we solve complex wireless challenges to help organizations stay connected, transform and grow.

For more information, please visit our website at https://www.pctel.com/.

PCTEL® is a registered trademark of PCTEL, Inc. © 2022 PCTEL, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Fire Safety Training Efforts Underway for Federal and State Land Stewards | News, Sports, Jobs https://coltsneckfair.com/fire-safety-training-efforts-underway-for-federal-and-state-land-stewards-news-sports-jobs/ Sat, 30 Jul 2022 17:30:57 +0000 https://coltsneckfair.com/fire-safety-training-efforts-underway-for-federal-and-state-land-stewards-news-sports-jobs/ BEN DORGER Standard Examiner File Photo A campsite with a ring of fire is seen Monday, June 15, 2020 at the Fort Buenaventura Park Campground in Ogden. WEBER COUNTY — With Utah experiencing record-breaking drought conditions, reducing human-caused fires is a priority for the Bureau of Land Management and agency partners — […]]]>

BEN DORGER Standard Examiner File Photo

A campsite with a ring of fire is seen Monday, June 15, 2020 at the Fort Buenaventura Park Campground in Ogden.

WEBER COUNTY — With Utah experiencing record-breaking drought conditions, reducing human-caused fires is a priority for the Bureau of Land Management and agency partners — a priority that is still simmering as the public has trouble understanding.

Federal agencies in Utah and the United States launched the Fire Sense campaign in 2021 to educate the public about wildfire prevention with videos, billboards, social media posts and other public awareness materials.

While their efforts have been called a success, with 900 fewer human-caused fires reported by the state of Utah in 2021, a U.S. Forest Service prevention technician in the Ogden Ranger District of the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest put out nine abandoned campfires on July 24, during Pioneer Day weekend.

Messages from the Fire Sense campaign included reminders to never leave a campfire unattended, never start a campfire in windy weather, keep a fire burning in a fireplace and make sure it is completely turned off before leaving.

Abandoned campfires are defined as unattended fires that are still hot in a ring of fire. Jennifer Hansen, fire education specialist at Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, said the potential for abandoned campfires to escape into adjacent combustibles and cause a wildfire would be much greater without prevention technicians patrolling the districts.

“We urge the public to use their fire sense when visiting public lands and to do all they can to help prevent a wildfire,” said BLM West Acting Fire Management Officer Chris Deets. Desert District.

Campfire safety PSAs are broadcast at both Maverick gas stations and at the pump as part of a partnership between the BLM and Maverick.

According to Chuck Maggelet, President and Chief Adventure Guide at Maverick, 11 million transactions take place each month at Maverick stores and nearly 7 million more occur at the pump.

“We’re sure to reach millions of customers with our ‘Spark Safety, Not Wildfires’ messaging as (people) head out on their next adventure,” he said.

The BLM’s Western Desert District in Salt Lake City and the Color Country District based in Cedar City joined Utah and the Forest Service on July 18, moving into Stage 1 fire restrictions.

According to BLM West Desert District Public Affairs Specialist Hannah Lenkowski, fire restrictions are in effect in more than half of Utah’s counties.

Stage 1 fire restrictions allow open fires in public facilities established in campgrounds and improved picnic areas.

Lenkowski said all campfire gear should be cool to the touch before leaving, which can be accomplished by drowning the fire with water and a shovel to stir up the ashes. Although dirt and sand can replace water, she recommends visitors come prepared with a shovel, water, and a fire extinguisher.

Hansen said the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest is constantly collecting data to track problem areas with regards to abandoned campfires. To date, approximately 55 such areas have been reported in the UWC.

“Collecting this data is invaluable,” Hansen said. “We can target our prevention activities and prioritize the needs of districts and forests.

In the event of a wildfire that has been determined by investigators to have been caused intentionally, maliciously or negligently, criminal or civil charges will be pursued along with suppression costs and possible damages.



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Wildfire prevention in Idaho + Bacon Beer fest + Call of artists Nampa https://coltsneckfair.com/wildfire-prevention-in-idaho-bacon-beer-fest-call-of-artists-nampa%ef%bf%bc/ Tue, 26 Jul 2022 12:08:51 +0000 https://coltsneckfair.com/wildfire-prevention-in-idaho-bacon-beer-fest-call-of-artists-nampa%ef%bf%bc/ Hello Tuesday. Gretchen Parsons here with your morning headlines. With hot, dry conditions in the forecast, Idaho firefighters have some wildfire prevention tips to keep in mind. Plus, if you love beer and bacon, mark your calendars for an upcoming festival. Today: 101° ☀️🌫 Sunny with patchy smoke. First place today Wildfire Prevention in Idaho […]]]>

Hello Tuesday. Gretchen Parsons here with your morning headlines.

With hot, dry conditions in the forecast, Idaho firefighters have some wildfire prevention tips to keep in mind. Plus, if you love beer and bacon, mark your calendars for an upcoming festival.

  • Today: 101° ☀🌫 Sunny with patchy smoke.

First place today

Wildfire Prevention in Idaho

Today kicks off another hot streak in Treasure Valley, with triple digit temperatures expected through Sunday. And in hot, dry conditions, all it takes is a spark to ignite a wildfire.

Many forest fires are human-caused and therefore preventable. The Idaho Fire Department has a few reminders to keep our community safe:

  • Never park or start a vehicle on dry grass.
  • Check your chains on your trailer before transporting. A single spark from a drag chain can start multiple roadside fires.
  • Check your tires and make sure they are well maintained. A common cause of roadside fires is tire threads and rims hitting the asphalt, causing wildfires.
  • Use a fire pan for campfires and have water or a fire extinguisher nearby. Before leaving, drown your fire with water, stir the embers, add water and stir. Feel the coals be
    Make sure your fire is cold.
  • Explosive targets are prohibited on public property managed by the BLM from May 10 to October 20 each year for fire safety.
  • Avoid target shooting in hot and windy weather.

InciWeb, which provides public fire information, shows three wildfires currently burning in Idaho. All three are located in the Salmon-Challis National Forest, with Lemhi County’s Moose Fire being the largest. It is mapped over 35,000 acres with only 7% containment.

(Moose Fire photo courtesy of InciWeb)

Nampa artist call, budget 90k

The City of Nampa is looking for a local or regional artist to design an interactive sculpture for Lloyd Square, located in downtown Nampa.

The selected artist, or team of artists, will receive a budget of $90,000. According to the city, the sculpture must incorporate the word “Nampa”. The artist can choose their preferred medium and it should include the following:

  • Complete and celebrate the culture and history of Nampa City
  • To be an integrated and functional aspect of Lloyd Square
  • Be durable, low maintenance and suitable for its environment

Applicants must be at least 18 years old and live in Idaho, Oregon, Washington, Montana, Wyoming, Utah, or Nevada. The deadline to apply is Friday, September 2, 2022.

Boise Bacon and Beer Festival

Calling all bacon and beer lovers!

In September, the Boise Bacon and Beer Fest returns to Expo Idaho. Festival organizers say this year’s event will be bigger than previous years, with around 1.5 lbs of bacon for each festival-goer.

The 2022 festival will feature 25 regional breweries and several local restaurants and food trucks competing for the title of “Best Bacon Dish”. There will also be a live DJ and lots of garden games.

Tickets are $45 and includes 15 drink tokens, 10 tokens for bacon-inspired dishes, and a commemorative festival glass.

The Boise Beer and Bacon Fest is Saturday, September 20 from 1-5 p.m.

It’s happening today

  • Municipal Council: The Boise City Council is on recess and there is no meeting tonight.
  • Jackpot: The Mega Millions jackpot is up to $810 million! The drawing is tonight.
  • Road closure: The intersection of Franklin Boulevard and Birch Lane in Nampa will be temporarily closed from Monday August 1, 2022 to construct a new roundabout. Project details here.
  • P&Z Candidates: The town of Meridian is accept applications for its planning and zoning commission.

BoiseDev Reports

Idaho Gas Retailers Achieve Record Profit Margins, But 2021 State Law Bars AG From Investigating

Albertsons service station

For the week of July 14, the average wholesale gasoline price in Idaho was $3.93 a gallon and retailers were turning to sell it at an average of $4.60 a gallon. As Margaret Carmel reports, that gives retailers a profit margin of 66 cents per gallon, the highest ever in Idaho.

Large project with townhouses, apartments and commercial space planned near Donnelly

A 20-acre townhouse development is planned near Donnelly. There would be a total of 74 townhouses, 88 apartments and commercial spaces. Autum Robertson has the details on this potential project.

  • Von Ehlinger: A judge on Monday granted a request to defer sentencing for a felony rape charge against former Rep. Aaron von Ehlinger pending his motion for a new trial or acquittal in the case. Idaho’s Capital Sunshine to the story.
  • Kill Shot: According to CBS2a 32-year-old Nampa died after going to his neighbour’s house, attacking him and being shot by his neighbour.
  • Code red: If you get a robocall from the Ada County Sheriff’s Office regarding CodeRED alerts, it’s not a scam. Idaho News 6 has what you need to know.
  • Research suspended: KTVB reports that Navy deputies from the Ada County Sheriff’s Office have indefinitely suspended their search for a 16-year-old boy who fell at Lucky Peak.

Things to do

  • Movie night: At 9 p.m. tonight, the downtown Boise Egyptian shows Landis – Look at me. This film, presented by the Challenged Athletes Foundation, highlights the story of a 16-year-old competitive baseball player, who was born without hands or feet. Tickets here.
  • Open mic: Tuesday is an open mic night for the musicians of Mad Swede in downtown Boise. The event is from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Anecdote: Taphouse in downtown Boise is hosting trivia tonight from 7-9 p.m.
  • Picnic at the Opera: Head to the lawn of the Garden City Public Library Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. for a free performance by Opera Idaho.

animal of the day

Meet Sadi! Owner Patricia Moeller says Sadie loves it when she works from home. Sadie also plays fetch and has a very loud meow.

Submit your pet’s photo here, and we can present it from Monday to Thursday! Plus, our friends at Zamzows will send a prize to the winning animal (owners)!

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🌱 Crime Prevention 5K Run/Walk + Mobile Firefighting Fleet Expansion https://coltsneckfair.com/%f0%9f%8c%b1-crime-prevention-5k-run-walk-mobile-firefighting-fleet-expansion/ Sun, 24 Jul 2022 21:02:03 +0000 https://coltsneckfair.com/%f0%9f%8c%b1-crime-prevention-5k-run-walk-mobile-firefighting-fleet-expansion/ Hello everyone! Nicole Fallon-Peek here with your Monday edition of Mobile Daily, full of everything you need to know about what’s happening in town. First, today’s weather forecast: Shower and thunderstorm. High: 90 Low: 78. 👀 For local businesses and merchants: Attract more customers in Mobile by sponsoring this daily newsletter, which is read by […]]]>

Hello everyone! Nicole Fallon-Peek here with your Monday edition of Mobile Daily, full of everything you need to know about what’s happening in town.


First, today’s weather forecast:

Shower and thunderstorm. High: 90 Low: 78.


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Here are today’s top three stories in Mobile:

  • Mobile police service Youth Violence Prevention Week officially started. Click for the full list of events, special guests and information. (Mobile police service)
  • Mobile Fire-Rescue is currently accepting applications for its Citizens Fire Academy. Click for a list of topics and apply today. (Mobile emergency firefighters)
  • The Mobile County Commission Meeting is today at 10:00 a.m. at the Government Plaza Auditorium. Click to watch online. (Twitter)

Thanks for following and staying informed! See you soon.

Nicole Fallon Peek

About me: Nicole Fallon-Peek is a journalist and editor with a degree in media, culture and communication from New York University. She has been a freelance journalist, editor, managing editor and editorial director for various B2B news outlets. She currently co-owns and manages content creation agency Lightning Media Partners.

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Editorial | Fire Safety Reminder | Comment https://coltsneckfair.com/editorial-fire-safety-reminder-comment/ Sat, 23 Jul 2022 05:07:34 +0000 https://coltsneckfair.com/editorial-fire-safety-reminder-comment/ The economic losses and social disruption caused by fires demand that fire prevention be placed at the heart of the national conversation on how to deal with hazards and disasters. The recent fires have caused us to re-examine some of the side effects of these tragedies. The Jamaica Fire Department said since 2018 there have […]]]>

The economic losses and social disruption caused by fires demand that fire prevention be placed at the heart of the national conversation on how to deal with hazards and disasters. The recent fires have caused us to re-examine some of the side effects of these tragedies.

The Jamaica Fire Department said since 2018 there have been more than 750 building fires, killing 25 and causing more than $400 million in damage. Our markets, where hundreds of Jamaicans trade their produce and wares, appear to be the most vulnerable to the mysterious fires, which have had the effect of severely crippling the livelihoods of those operating in these spaces.

Such startling statistics should have prompted leaders in our municipal governments to take fires seriously by implementing measures to reduce their impact, especially on small business operators. Clearly, after the crying and wailing of the victims ended, there was no transformative change to bring about the necessary improvements in fire prevention.

It is concerning that authorities are generally unable to identify the source of these market fires, although there is anecdotal evidence to suggest that careless disposal of burning objects, faulty electrical wiring, heat-generating appliances faulty, improper storage of flammable waste and arson are some of the triggers.

FIRE EMERGENCY PLANS

All civilizations have had to deal with disasters, including fires. One can rightly ask, what can municipalities do to avoid such fires? We suggest they start by making fire emergency plans for each market and public building. By performing audits, they can quickly identify vulnerabilities and invest in new security tools that provide safeguards and improve evacuation.

Fire safety drills should be practiced regularly so sellers and buyers know how to respond in the event of a disaster such as a fire or earthquake. Smoke detectors, fire extinguishers and sprinklers are among the fire prevention equipment that could be installed in commercial premises, most of which we believe are not insured against fire and other risks.

It would be remiss not to re-emphasize our concern for the fire hazards posed by the proliferation of multi-storey residential buildings, particularly in the corporate sector. Do they comply with current fire safety regulations? How vigilant are regulatory authorities in their oversight responsibilities? How are firefighters equipped to better serve the country?

The Firefighters Act places a huge responsibility on the municipality via the firefighters for the management of fire risks. It includes the inspection of buildings and the imposition of sanctions in the event of violations being detected. In light of the growing concerns of industrial safety professionals, we urge that fire protection violations not be tolerated, that strict enforcement be supported by the use of emerging technologies, and that the importance of education is included in the overall fire risk management objective. Indeed, education should begin at the very beginning of a child’s school career, thereby fostering a cultural understanding of the dangers posed by fire.

No one can accurately predict the next disaster, whether natural or man-made, but with proper risk management that takes into account all aspects of fire protection measures, damage to life and property can be minimized. This is a small investment compared to the alternative destruction that can result from disasters. Safer buildings benefit all users. All countries, especially vulnerable developing states, must recognize the significant threat these events pose to lives, livelihoods and the environment.

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