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Share the Road this Harvest Season!

September 11, 2023

Across the state, farmers will soon be taking to the fields for harvest.  This means we all will be sharing the roads with combines, tractors, grain carts,  trucks, and other farm equipment.  The risk of accidents involving passenger vehicles and farm equipment will increase during harvest!

Please be patient - don't rush to pass farm equipment, especially in areas with limited visibility!  The equipment driver will pull off as soon as he or she finds a safe place to do so.  Remember, following a tractor or combine for a mile or two is really about the same as waiting through a couple stoplights in the city!

For a great reminder about the importance of safely operating vehicles on rural roads, click on the button below to check out the video "We All Share the Road".


Proper Maintenance Is Crucial to Prevent Combine Fires

October 1, 2023

Combine fires cost farmers millions of dollars in damages every harvest. As harvest continues, be proactive and prevent or reduce the chance of combine fires before they happen!! Farmers should regularly inspect their combines’ machinery, fuel lines and electrical systems during harvest season to prevent fires, a Purdue Extension safety specialist says. Harvest season brings a unique…

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Be Aware of Indiana Fireworks Laws this July 4th

June 28, 2023

Source: Indiana Department of Homeland Security Respect Others and the Law Although many Hoosiers find fireworks entertaining, they can be overwhelming for many people, pets and wild animals. Remember to be considerate of individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other types of medical conditions. The loud, unexpected sounds caused by fireworks may trigger their symptoms. Late-night…

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Have a great (and safe) Independence Day!

June 28, 2023

Don’t make a trip to the emergency room the “highlight” of your 4th of July – celebrate safely this Independence Day weekend! Check out the fireworks safety tips below from the Indiana Department of Homeland Security and the National Fire Protection Association. Also, please be aware that recent dry weather across much of the state will increase the…

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Preparing for Floods and Flash Floods

March 31, 2023

Some simple advance preparation will help you be ready for possible floods in your area. Fire hazards During a flood, fire danger is increased. In addition. fire departments may be unable to get to fires through high water. Watch for these fire hazards on your property: Before floodwaters crest, turn off the main power switch…

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