Space Heater Fire SafetyFebruary 3, 2014
Sixty-three (63) space heater fires were reported to the Office of the State
Fire Marshal between 2007 and 2011. While these fires are not frequent, they are deadly. One of every 11 space heater fires causes a fatality. These fires caused six civilian deaths, 12 civilian injuries, 16 fire service injuries and an estimated dollar loss of $3.9 million.The average dollar loss for a space heater fire is $61,169. Twenty-two percent (22%) of these fires were caused when combustible materials such as bedding, magazines, newspapers, clothing or furniture were too close to the heater, and another 5% were caused when rugs, carpets or mats were under or too close to the heater.
CAPIC’s VITA Free Tax Preparation Program will be starting on
January 16, 2014
February 3, 2014.
This program offers free tax help for qualified taxpayers. CAPIC’s trained staff will assist with special credits, such as Earned Income Tax Credit, Child Tax Credit, and Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled. In addition to free tax preparation, CAPIC also offers free electronic filing (e-filing).
The Program will take place at CAPIC’s Main Office, located at 100 Everett Avenue, Unit 14, Chelsea, on Mondays and Tuesdays from 4pm-9pm (doors close at 8pm). No appointment necessary. All clients will be seen on a walk-in basis.
For more information please contact Shelly Thimmer, VITA Program Coordinator, at 617-884-6130, ext. 116.
CAPIC Receives Boston Foundation GrantJanuary 7, 2014
According to Robert Repucci, the grant will be used for emergency energy assistance for eligible residents of Chelsea, Revere and Winthrop.