b'POLICE DEPARTMENTThe Citizens Police Academy is BackSign Up Now!Ever wanted to know what its like to be a police ofcer inCPA Class 18March 2 to April 27.Students ages 18 and Independence? Nows your chance! Mark your calendarsolder meet from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Tuesday.This for the next Citizens Police Academy. This is an amazing,educational, hands-on class provides insight into various top-rated course that puts participants in the shoes of theareas of law enforcement.Applications are online atofcers, walking them through the ins and outs of policewww.cityondependence.org, at the Police Department, or work. Sign up today and see what the buzz is all about!call (859) 356-2697 to have an application mailed to you. Plus, its FREE to enroll! Class size is limited, so enroll today.Independence Fire District NewsThe Importance of Holiday SafetyChristmas Tree SafetyWiththeholidayseasonjustaroundthecorner,the Independence Fire District would like to take this opportunityIf you and your family spend time picking out that perfect to remind everyone the importance of holiday safety. WhileGriswold Family Christmas Tree this year, remember these youre enjoying time with family and friends, be sure that youimportant tips to keep your tree from going up in ames:are doing it safely and responsibly. Fresh trees are less likely to catch re, so look for Holiday Cooking Safety a tree with vibrant green needles that are hard to For many years, frying a Thanksgiving turkey haspluck and dont break easily from its branches. The become increasingly popular, so here are a fewtree shouldnt be shedding its needles readily.important tips to remember to keep you safe:Always place your tree away from heat sources like replaces, radiators, candles, heat vents or NEVER leave the fryer unattended. lights, and keep the tree base lled with water to avoid a dry out.Photo courtesy of Heidi AllenKeep children and pets away from the fryer at allMake sure all your indoor and outdoor Christmas times. lights have been tested in a lab by the UL or ETL/Wear protective equipmenteye protection andITSNA for safety, and throw out any damaged good grill mitts. lights.Defrost your turkey COMPLETELYand dry itAny lights you use outdoors must be labeled before immersing it in hot oil. suitable for exterior placement, and be sure to plug them into a ground-fault circuit interrupter Keep a grease-rated re extinguisher withinprotected receptacle.arms reach of your work area. Keep all your holiday candles away from your Christmas tree, surrounding furniture and dcor.From our family to yours, Bedtime means lights off!Dont forget to turn yourhave a safe and happy holiday season. Christmas tree lights off each night.8'