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Car care campaign can include fire safety

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By Lisa Braxton

October is Fall Car Care Month, when the Car Care Council, AAA motor club, and others remind motorists to have routine maintenance done on their vehicles to help avoid being stranded during harsh winter months. Fall Car Care Month is also a great time to remind motorists that servicing their vehicles can help prevent a fire. The Car Fire Safety Tip Sheet says that a well-maintained car is less likely to have a fire. Vehicles should be serviced regularly by a professionally trained mechanic.

More preventive measures and vehicle warning signs are provided on the tip sheet. Safety tip sheets on a variety of topics are available on the NFPA website.

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Source:: NFPA – Safety Information

Michael S. Williams

Michael S. Williams

Williams founded the Fire Services Training Institute in 1995 to find solutions to the challenges confronting the volunteer fire service. He has been an active member of California State Firefighters Association (CSFA) since 1994, having served on the volunteer and public relations committees, and as a southern division deputy director. He sits on several local organizations including the Santa Barbara County Fire Safe Council, the Tri-Counties Training Officers Association, Santa Barbara Chapter of CAER and is a founding member of the Santa Barbara PIO group Emergency Public Information Communicators (EPIC). He has been the author of many articles and a columnist for a local newspaper on public safety matters. He is also the co-host of Community Alert on KZSB AM-1290 in Santa Barbara. Williams has been a member of the California State Board of Fire Services since 2008. Prior to becoming involved in the volunteer fire service, Williams was a California police officer for 12 ½ years and a POST certified Field Training Officer. He is a licensed private investigator and security consultant specializing in self-insured, government and insurance defense assignments.


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