Citizens' Academy Applications closed on December 2, 2016 for the Winter 2017 Session.
*Future sessions to be determined*
SEEKING VOLUNTEERS FOR LAURINBURG/SCOTLAND COUNTY CRIME & DRUG COMMITTEE
The City is seeking applicants to serve on the Laurinburg/Scotland County Crime & Drug Committee. The Committee serves as an advisory committee to the Laurinburg City Council and the Scotland County Board of Commissioners. Its mission is to develop strategies to reduce, prevent and respond to crime, drug and gang activity. Meetings are held the first Monday of each month, except July and September, with a light lunch served.
Interested Laurinburg residents can contact the City Clerk at 291-2590 for an application or you can download the application here. You can drop off or mail the completed application to the City Clerk at 305 W. Church St. or P.O. Box 249, Laurinburg, NC 28353.
ENERGY SAVING TIPS
To help reduce your electric bills, check out these energy saving tips.
FIRE PREVENTION WEEK 2016
Every smoke alarm has an expiration date: What’s yours?
The City of Laurinburg Fire Department urges all Laurinburg and Scotland County residents to know how old their smoke alarms are, and to replace them every 10 years.
Does your home have a smoke alarm? According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the answer is likely yes: NFPA research shows that most American homes have at least one. But do you know how old your smoke alarms are? If you’re like most people, you’re probably not so sure.
A recent survey conducted by NFPA revealed that only a small percentage of people know how old their smoke alarms are, or how often they need to be replaced. That lack of awareness is a concern for our Fire Department and NFPA, along with fire departments throughout the country, because smoke alarms don’t last forever.
“Time and again, I’ve seen the life-saving impact smoke alarms can have in a home fire, but I’ve also seen the tragedy that can result when smoke alarms aren’t working properly,” says Randy Gibson, Fire Chief of the Laurinburg Fire Department. “That’s why we’re making a concerted effort to educate Laurinburg and Scotland County residents about the overall importance of smoke alarms, and that they do have a life limit.”
For more information on smoke alarms and this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Don’t Wait: Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years”, visit www.firepreventionweek.org or contact the Laurinburg Fire Department at (910) 276-1811 to learn more.