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FULTON FIRE DEPARTMENT

340 Browder Street
PO Box 1350 Fulton, KY 42041

Work Phone: (270) 472-1422
Work Phone: (270) 472-1423
Work Email: fulton.fire@live.com

 

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Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Fulton Fire Department to preserve life and property, promote public safety and promote growth through leadership, education, management and actions, as a fire and rescue response provider in the City of Fulton, Kentucky.

Vision Statement

The Department will focus its efforts on responding rapidly to emergencies, providing appropriate interventions and use of resources in the City of Fulton, Kentucky.

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Fake Solar Eclipse Glasses: Your Community May Be at Risk
Current Issues and Events | Aug. 14, 2017
people watching a solar eclipse with glasses

Millions of Americans will watch the Aug. 21 solar eclipse and have already purchased (or will) eclipse glasses or handheld solar viewers to do so. Some of these people may be at risk from counterfeit glasses and viewers sold by disreputable vendors trying to cash in on this rare event. Watching the eclipse with fake protective gear can cause permanent eye damage, making this a community risk reduction issue.

Only glasses and viewers verified by an accredited testing laboratory to meet ISO 12312-2 are safe to use when viewing the eclipse. This standard requires glasses and viewers to be thousands of times darker than typical sunglasses.

It may be hard to tell the difference between genuine protective gear and fake glasses/viewers as some counterfeit makers are placing ISO labels on them. The American Astronomical Society (AAS) has guidance to help eclipse watchers determine if their eclipse glasses or handheld solar viewers are safe. In addition, NASA recommends that eclipse watchers refer to the AAS’s website for a list of reputable vendors selling solar glasses and viewers.
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