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Kitchen safety, alarms key to fire prevention

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Forty per cent of residential fires in Fort St. John over the past five years did not have working smoke alarms.

It’s an alarming statistic as firefighters mark Fire Prevention Week Oct. 4 to 10, put on by the Office of the Fire Commissioner and this year focused on kitchen safety.

Fire Prevention Officer Capt. Marco D’Agostino says the theme is highly relevant, with residents staying home due to the ongoing pandemic.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has kept many of us at home more often this year, so this year’s Fire Prevention Week of Serving Up Safety in the Kitchen is extremely relevant,” said D’Agostino, noting that smoke alarms are crucial for fire prevention.

The fire department has issued the following kitchen safety tips:

The department is celebrating Fire Prevention Week a little differently this year, serving up safety tips by producing their own video on kitchen safety. D’Agostino says the

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Insights on the Kitchen Appliances Global Market to 2025 – Key Drivers and Restraints

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The “Kitchen Appliances Market – Forecasts from 2020 to 2025” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The kitchen appliances market was estimated at US$103.067 billion in the year 2019.

The primary growth factors for the kitchen appliances market to surge throughout the forecast period include rapid urbanization and changing lifestyles of the people due to the rising disposable income which is amplifying the demand for numerous appliances, especially in the developing economies. Kitchen Appliances are those appliances that are designed to make cooking easy and smooth. The major applications of these appliances include cooking, storage, and cleaning among others. Furthermore, the growing innovations by key players in the kitchen appliances market for the development of new and advanced products with an aim to cater to the burgeoning consumer requirements is also one of the major factors that show the potential for the market growth during the next five years.

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Key House Democrat calls for removal of acting U.S. Navy head

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee, a Democrat, called on Monday for the removal of Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly and said he had lost confidence in him over his firing and rebuke of the commander of a coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier.

Representative Adam Smith’s call for Modly’s dismissal followed the public disclosure of a surprise speech by Modly earlier on Monday to the crew of the Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier, in which he ridiculed Captain Brett Crozier and defended his decision to fire him. Crozier was revered by his crew for writing a letter that leaked publicly calling for more help from the Navy.

“Acting Secretary Modly’s decision to address the sailors on the Roosevelt and personally attack Captain Crozier shows a tone-deaf approach more focused on personal ego than one of the calm, steady leadership we so desperately need in this

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Key West Guest House | Douglas House

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COVID-19 Update

Thank You for choosing The Douglas House as your home in paradise. As always, we appreciate your patronage. Due to the outbreak of COVID-19, Monroe County has mandated that all non-essential businesses close until April 6th & possibly beyond. We are closely monitoring the situation. Our office hours will be significantly reduced over the next several weeks.  You may contact us via email at [email protected]. We will respond to your email as soon as possible.  If you are contacting us to cancel a reservation please note: If you made the reservation via a third party (i.e. booking.com, etc), you must cancel directly with said third party.  We are offering gift certificates with no expiration dates in the amount of your deposit that can be used on a future reservation. Otherwise, the cancellation policy agreed to at the time the reservation was made with the third party

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