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In a fire, seconds count. Seconds can mean the difference between residents of our community escaping safely from a fire or having their lives end in tragedy. That’s why this year’s Fire PrevenƟon Week theme: “Every Second Counts: Plan 2 Ways Out!” is so important. It reinforces why everyone needs to have an escape plan. Here’s this year’s key campaign message:  Draw a map of your home with all members of your household, marking two exits from each room and a path to the outside from each exit.  PracƟce your home fire drill twice a year. Conduct one at night and one during the day with everyone in your home, and pracƟce using different ways out.  Teach children how to escape on their own in case you can’t help them.  Make sure the number of your home is clearly marked and easy for the fire department to find. Your house number should also be visible on the back of the home if you have an alley.  Close doors behind you as you leave – transmiƫng rabies including a dog or cat must have that animal vaccinated against rabies before four (4) months of age and in each subsequent twelve (12) months thereaŌer. Anyone moving into the City of DeSoto from a locaƟon outside the City, and who has not had their animal vaccinated within one (1) year shall comply within ten (10) days aŌer having moved into the City. If the dog or cat has inflicted a bite on any person, or another animal within the last ten (10) days, the owner of that dog or cat shall report this to a veterinarian and no rabies vaccine shall be administered unƟl aŌer a (10) ten‐day observaƟon period.

this may slow the spread of smoke, heat, and fire.  Once you get outside, stay outside. Never go back inside a burning building. In addiƟon, DeSoto Fire Rescue would like to remind you that the most important step is to have a working smoke alarm in every home. As a result, they are announcing the Life Safety Awareness Program intended to proacƟvely prevent fataliƟes by providing baƩery operated smoke detectors for DeSoto residents who need them. This program provides free smoke detectors to the elderly, handicapped or those having a demonstrated need. DeSoto Fire Rescue has approximately 700 detectors in inventory and wants to get them to the residents who need them most. To request a smoke detector, please call the Fire AdministraƟon office at 972.230.9680. You will be asked to fill out a quesƟonnaire to establish eligibility and provide proof of DeSoto residency. Upon vaccinaƟon, the veterinarian shall issue a cerƟficate of vaccinaƟon and provide a tag with a serial number that corresponds with the vaccinaƟon cerƟficate. This tag should be securely aƩached to the vaccinated animal’s collar at all Ɵmes. It is unlawful for any person who owns or harbors a vaccinated animal to fail or refuse to exhibit his copy of the cerƟficate of vaccinaƟon upon request of an animal control officer. It is also unlawful to harbor any dog or cat which has not been vaccinated against rabies . If you have any quesƟons regarding vaccinaƟng your pets, please call the City of DeSoto Animal Control Department at 469.658.3075.

October 2 Arts Commission Mtg. ‐ Civic Ctr. 6pm 2 Park Board Mtg. ‐ Civic Ctr. ‐ 6:30 pm 3 City Council Mtg. ‐ canceled 3 Texas Night Out ‐ Civic Ctr. 7 to 9 pm 5 Historical FoundaƟon Mtg. ‐ 6 pm 5 KDB Mtg. Civic Ctr. ‐ 6:30 pm 5 Library Board Mtg. Library ‐ 7 pm 10 Planning & Zoning Mtg. Civic Ctr. ‐7 pm 12 Jt. Council & School Board Mtg. 7pm 17 City Council Mtg. ‐ Civic Ctr. ‐ 7 pm 22 Kneel Together ‐ Amphitheater ‐ 4pm 24 Planning & Zoning Mtg. ‐ Civic Ctr.‐ 7 pm 30 DEDC Board Mtg. ‐ City Hall ‐ 9 am Grow DeSoto cont. from page 1 “ What really excites me about the Grow DeSoto project is embracing the philosophy that small businesses are truly the heartbeat of a community, “ said Mayor CurƟstene S. McCowan. “I am proud that DeSoto’s strong commitment to economic development and efforts to bring more jobs to our community includes this strategic iniƟaƟve to promote and provide opportuniƟes for the development and growth of our very own talented business entrepreneurs.” The DeSoto Economic Development CorporaƟon is currently looking to fill the remaining 50% of the space in the incubator with viable small businesses. If you would like more informaƟon, please contact Vanessa Barrios, Business Development Manager with the DeSoto Economic Development CorporaƟon at 972.230.9623 or go to 4 City FaciliƟes closed for Labor Day ‐ no trash collecƟon 4 Arts Commission Mtg. Canceled 5 City Council Mtg. ‐ City Hall ‐ 7 pm 7 Library Board Mtg. Library ‐ 7 pm 7 KDB Mtg. Civic Ctr. ‐ 6:30 pm 7 Historical FoundaƟon Mtg.– 6 pm 9 LaƟno Fest ‐ Amphitheater 6 ‐ 10 pm 11 Special Park Board Mtg. Civic Ctr. 6 pm 12 Planning & Zoning Mtg.‐ City Hall ‐7 pm 19 City Council Mtg. ‐ City Hall ‐ 7 pm 21 Adopt‐a‐Street Banquet ‐ Civic Ctr. 7 pm 25 DEDC Board Mtg. ‐ City Hall ‐ 9 am 26 Planning & Zoning Mtg. ‐ Civic Ctr. ‐ 7 pm 30 Midnight Star Concert‐Amphitheater 8pm

DeSoto Animal Control Would Like to Remind You of These Animal Vaccination Requirements The owner of an animal capable of


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