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Wolf Administration highlights unique fire safety risks posed by COVID-19

In recognition of this year's annual observance of "Fire Prevention Week," State Fire Commissioner Bruce Trego is reminding Pennsylvanians who are spending more time at home due to COVID-19 to be mindful of in-home fire safety.

"With more and more people being homebound and trying to multitask between teleworking, chores, cooking, and the like, it is understandable that people can get distracted from what they're doing," Trego said. "Fire and EMS personnel need everyone's help to ensure operational tempo is kept low. Limiting public interaction keeps emergency responders safe from COVID and by taking action to prevent calls, you're helping to limit department expenses while they are unable to conduct fundraising."