Baby monitor recall over possible burning hazard

Baby monitorOfficials have recalled thousands of video baby monitors sold in the U.S. and Canada over what they say is a possible burning hazard.

The recall affects 26,000 Lorex Care ‘N’ Share monitors, which come with a blue lithium polymer battery that officials say can overheat and swell, which creates a burning hazard, reported. No injuries have been reported.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the monitors are sold at Babes “R” Us, B&H, Best Buy, Target, The Home Depot, Wal-Mart, Amazon and

There have been 488 cases reported of batteries overheating and expanding, reported. About 140 of those reports including instances wherein the battery’s plastic casing came off.

The model numbers in the recall included WL3520, WL4320 and WL3401

Hometown Heroes – Getting to Know Your Firefighters

This month’s Hometown Hero is L Jay Geist.

L Jay  was born and grew up in Scott City, Kansas. L Jay attended Scott City High School and graduated in 2001. After graduating, L Jay attended Hutchinson Community College. After College, he moved to Colorado to work for a landscaping company. While in Colorado he also worked as a professional bullfighter in rodeos.11030852_10205365471149187_3080626314704488719_o

In 2008 J Lay relocated from Colorado to Oklahoma, where he began his career in the fire service. L Jay joined the Hammond/ Elk City Fire Department and served as a Firefighter / Driver Operator.


While attending college at Hutchinson Community College L Jay met the love of his live, April. The two would be married in 2008. They have two children; their son Porter, 7 years old and daughter Hillery who is 5 years old.

In 2016 L Jay joined the El Dorado Fire Department. He currently holds the position of GeistFirefighter / EMT and works on B Shift. L Jay is about to complete his 1 year probationary period and has proven to be a great asset to the department and the community.

L Jay likes to motive the guys on his crew to maintain peak physical fitness. Often times you can catch him in the mornings while on duty acting as the drill sergeant and running the guys on the crew through various different work out techniques and programs during physical fitness time. While it wears the guys out, they know the benefits!

On his days off from the fire station L Jay enjoys spending time with his family, taking in a game of golf with the guys and hunting.

When asked, what is the best aspect of your job in the fire service? L Jay replied, “When I got hired on at Elk City. While you may not end up where you started, your first break is pretty cool!”

L Jay was also asked, what aspect of the fire service do you find most challenging? He replied, “Stressing the importance of physical fitness” (did you expected anything different from the drill sergeant.)Geist fitness

In closing, L Jay was asked what advise he could give those looking to get into the fire service. His reply, “Do ride-a-longs, brush up on interview questions, and be humble.”


L Jay, Thank you for your service to the community!

Today It Was A Cell Phone

Phone rescueWhen somebody has a need for help and they can’t think of anybody else to help them, they call the fire department.  And the requests can range widely.  Today it was a cell phone.

The young man was having a jolly good time launching his phone up towards the ceiling at the YMCA.  And then it happened – it alighted upon the floor joist and didn’t come down.

The fire department was called.  And, the crew quickly set and shimmied up the ladder to the rescue.  Today it was a cell phone.