Volente eNews

eNews 10/14/2013 

              Pancake Breakfast; Fire Safety; BCP Hike
Pancake Breakfast on Saturday October 26th
National Night Out logo 2012 
The Volente VFD Auxiliary will be hold its Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, October 26th from 8-11AM. Pancakes, sausage, Starbucks coffee, juice - all for only $4.00. Proceeds benefit the Volente fire department.
Check out photos from the 2012 Pancake Breakfast HERE
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The Travis County Fire Marshal's Office is spreading the word about the dangers of kitchen fires. Cooking is the leading cause of home fires, most of which are the result of unattended cooking.


"Many people leave the kitchen when they are cooking, thinking that not standing by the stove for a few minutes won't matter," said Travis County Fire Marshal Hershel Lee. "Unfortunately, that's all it takes to start a fire."


Nationwide, fire departments responded to more than 156,000 home fires annually between 2007 and 2011. Unattended cooking was a factor in one-third of the reported cooking fires.


Help prevent kitchen fires by following these safety steps:

  • Stay in the kitchen when you are frying, grilling, broiling or boiling food.
  • When you cook, check it regularly; stay in the home, and use a timer to remind you.
  • Keep a three-foot, kid-free zone around cooking areas.
  • When you cook, wear clothing with tight-fitting sleeves.
  • Keep potholders, oven mitts, wooden utensils, paper and plastic bags, towels, and anything else that can burn, away from the stovetop.
  • Clean up food and grease from burners and stovetops.

 Increase your and your family's safety by making sure your home has working smoke alarms, and check them regularly. According to the National Fire Protection Association, working smoke alarms cut the risk of dying in reported home fires in half. Finally, create a home fire escape plan and practice it with all members of your household.


BCP Hike Available THIS Saturday in Volente Area
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Balcones Canyonlands

Preserve Hike at Snowden

Saturday, October 19th   8:00 am - 10:30 am

Join Travis County Staff for an interpretive hike at the BCP tract at Snowden. The hike will be located off of FM 2769 near Abbotsbury Drive (just north-east of Travaasa); specific hike instructions will be given to those participants who sign up for the hike and confirm via e-mail.


The hike is of moderate difficulty (no hike participants under 8 years of age),so come with appropriate footwear (hiking boots, tennis shoes), jeans, sunscreen/hat, bug spray, and drinking water. A limited number of spots are available - therefore, hike participants must email william.burch@co.travis.tx.us to register for the hike or for more information.

Photos from the October 1st National Night Out at Volente Fire Department are posted on our photo site. If you have any photos of past Volente events, you can upload them at www.volente.phanfare.com.
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