Mikulski, Sarbanes Announce Federal Funding for the Capitol Heights Volunteer Fire Department

Senators Barbara A. Mikulski and Paul S. Sarbanes (both D-Md.) today announced Volunteer Fire Company #1 of Capitol Heights in Prince George’s County has been awarded $47,074 in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) program. Senator Mikulski is on the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee that funds the AFG program and fights each year to increase its federal funding.

The Capitol Heights Volunteer Fire Department Wishes You a Safe and Happy Holiday Season

The Capitol Heights Volunteer Fire Department members and career personnel would like to wish you a happy and safe holiday season. Statistics show that the incidence of house fires increases during the winter holiday season – fueled in part by holiday decorations, candles and Christmas trees. According to the United States Fire Administration, house fires during the winter holiday season kill about 500 and injure about 2,000 people, and cause more than $500 million in damage. Here are some safety tips to help protect you and your family.

A Guide to Stoves, Fire Places, and Space Heaters

More than one-eighth of residential fires are related to the use of supplemental room heaters, such as wood- and coal-burning stoves, kerosene heaters, gas space heaters, and electrical heaters.