Stay Safe and Warm this Winter

11/16/2022

San Juan County Fire and Rescue wants to make sure your home is safeguarded against winter fires, while keeping you and your family warm! Make sure to get your registration in for the annual Ringing in Christmas Parade this year, and 100% San Juan County has launched a new directory of 10 essential services in San Juan County. This story is sponsored by Ace Hardware of Farmington and The Big Idea Makerspace at San Juan College

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San Juan County Fire and Rescue wants to make sure your home is safeguarded against winter fires while keeping you and your family warm. Make sure to register for the annual ringing in Christmas Parade this year. And 100% San Juan County has launched a new directory of 10 essential services in San Juan County. You're watching the Local News Roundup, brought to you by Ace Hardware of Farmington and The Big Idea Makerspace at San Juan College. I'm Hayley Opsal. The annual ringing in Christmas parade will be back in Farmington on December 1st. It's not too late to register to be in the parade, but make sure to get the registration in by Friday, November 18th. The parade will begin with a Christmas tree lighting at the Farmington Civic Center. Then follow Main Street from Wall Street to Auburn. The parade starts at 5:30 PM, so make sure to line up along historic downtown for the best spots! To register for the parade or see the schedule of events visit Farmington NM dot org slash events slash Christmas parade. San Juan County Fire and Rescue wants to be sure you and your family stay safe and warm this winter. When the weather cools down outside, turning on the heat or lighting a fire feels and sounds so cozy, but be aware that heating equipment is one of the leading causes of home fire deaths in the winter. San Juan County Fire and Rescue have a few tips to keep you and your family safe this winter. Keep anything that can burn at least three feet away from the heating equipment. Have a three foot "kid-free zone" around open fires and space heaters. Never use your oven to heat your home. Have a qualified professional install stationary space heating equipment, water heaters, and central heating equipment. Have heating equipment and chimneys cleaned and inspected every year by a qualified professional. Remember to turn portable heaters off when leaving the room or going to bed. Always use the right kind of fuel specified by the manufacturer for fuel burning space heaters. Make sure the fireplace has a sturdy screen to stop sparks from flying into the room. Ashes should be cooled before putting them in a metal container. Keep the container in a safe distance away from your home. Test smoke alarms at least once a month. Make sure to follow San Juan County Fire and Rescue on Facebook to stay updated with information and safety tips. 100% San Juan County has launched a directory for essential services in San Juan County. The online directory hosts information for 10 essential services as defined by a 100% New Mexico. And is a work in progress to better adapt to the needs of the community. Visit the website to find information on services from housing, to schools, to transportation, and more. Find the directory at ten vital services NM dot org slash San Juan choose service. That's it for this week's Local News Roundup. I'm Hayley Opsal.

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