Smith County ESD2 starts upgrade of 275 800mhz handheld radios for operations personnel

The current radios deployed are almost 10 years old and are end of life with parts no longer being manufactured. The ESD2 Board of Commissioners approved the purchase of 275 800mhz handheld radios from Motorola at the November 2nd meeting. Smith County ESD2 IT Staff are certified to program the radios so Smith County ESD2 […]

From CPSC: Kidde Recalls Fire Extinguishers with Plastic Handles Due to Failure to Discharge and Nozzle Detachment

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a recall notice for certain Kidde fire extinguishers with plastic handles. The fire extinguishers can become clogged or require excessive force to discharge and can fail to activate during a fire emergency. In addition, the nozzle can detach with enough force to pose an impact hazard. For […]

Importance of Smoke Detectors

On August 6, 2017 Chapel Hill, Jackson Heights, Whitehouse, and City of Whitehouse Fire Departments responded to a structure fire. When units arrived, there was light smoke showing. Fire was found in the ceiling of a room used as an office. The fire was extinguished a few minutes later. During overhaul, fire fighters noticed the […]

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