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Thanksgiving begins a period of higher fire risk as friends and relatives gather to celebrate the holidays

More Missourians are expected to travel and gather together this year for larger Thanksgiving and holiday celebrations after a quieter holiday season in 2020 because of COVID-19. State Fire Marshal Tim Bean is advising folks to reduce the risk of fires as we enter the five-week period of elevated fire hazards. “Thanksgiving begins a five-week […]

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Audio: “Falling back” should remind Missourians of safety says Missouri State Fire Marshal

Three out of five home fire deaths happen in homes without working smoke alarms. As we approach Daylight Saving Time this weekend, Missouri’s state fire marshal is reminding us to protect ourselves and our families.  State Fire Marshal Tim Bean is asking that you use the clock-changing occasion to make sure you have working smoke […]

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Fire Prevention Week 2021 focuses on understanding smoke and carbon monoxide alarm sounds

Americans are bombarded by more rings, beeps, chirps, and electronic sounds than ever before. Next week, National Fire Prevention Week 2021 (Oct. 3-9) focuses on the importance of understanding what the sounds coming from smoke and carbon monoxide alarms mean and making sure everyone knows how to respond. The campaign is called “Learn the Sounds […]

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Gallatin Board of Aldermen discuss service fee for utilities; hear request for dog breed exception

The Gallatin Board of Aldermen this week discussed setting a cost of service fee for electricity, water, and sewer for apartments and commercial buildings that are currently single-metered properties but have multiple apartments and/or businesses utilizing services. Howard Bailey II and Scott Crose shared concerns with the additional cost of service fees for businesses at […]

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Trenton Fire Department seeking donations to support fire prevention program for kids

The Trenton Fire Department is seeking financial support for a fire prevention program for children. The fire department has chosen materials from the National Fire Safety Council, Incorporated that target areas the department feels are important for the community. The materials also address topics such as smoke alarms, home escape plans, cooking safety, and stop, […]

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Trenton R-9 Board of Education meets with lengthy agenda

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education approved a bond resolution for the proposed district building project at a meeting Wednesday evening. The approved ballot question to appear on the April 2nd ballot asks if the school district should borrow seven million dollars to construct, renovate, improve, furnish, and equip district facilities. The question says the […]

Smoky furnace vent sends Chillicothe Fire Department to 829 Jansen

The Chillicothe Fire Department went to a residence at 829 Jansen on Saturday evening after receiving a report of smoke coming from furnace vents.   Assistant Fire Chief Eric Reeter said, upon arrival, firefighters were told by the homeowner that she had smelled and seen a light haze of smoke coming from the furnace vents, but […]