TVF&R King City station crews want local residents to be safe on the roads and at home

Greetings from the King City Firehouse! I hope you all made it through this very snowy winter, and I just wanted to take a few moments to remind you about some important safety tips during this season.

Vehicle safety

-- Have wiper blades replaced at the earliest sign of streaking;

-- Make sure tires are at the proper pressure and not balding;

-- Brake and vehicle lighting also really make a difference for people being able to see you.

Heating your home

-- Have your chimney inspected by a professional if more than a year has gone by;

-- Furnaces need to have filters replaced on a regular schedule and be inspected as well;

-- If you use candles, make sure the wax drips onto a non-combustible surface and that it is not near any combustibles;

-- A working smoke/carbon monoxide detector is always your first line of defense for escape if there is a fire or a build-up of carbon monoxide.

The above safety reminders are all major contributing factors to either motor vehicle crashes or fires in homes. We encourage all of you to take the time and prevent one of these potential life-threatening emergencies.

Here at Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue, we work very hard to ensure your safety. Please visit our website at to find links to many more safety tips. As always, feel free to stop by the station or call with any questions or concerns.

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