2013 Safety Tips

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January: Winter Weather Safety
In many areas of the United States, dealing with bitter cold winters are a reality for the people who live there.  If you reside in a cold-winter-climate, you’ve surely learned through experience how to stay safe when the temperatures drop... Read More

February: Detector Safety
Every year in the United States, about 3,000 people lose their lives in residential fires. Most fire victims die from inhalation of smoke and toxic gases, not as a result of burns. Protect yourself and your family by ... Read More

March: Storm Safety
In many parts of the country, we are currently living through the “spring showers” that will eventually lead to “May flowers.” Storms are more than an inconvenience to our outdoor plans – they can actually present serious safety risks for you and your family. ... Read More

April: Driving in the Rain
During the spring months, we regularly find ourselves faced with driving on wet, slippery roads. While most of us use caution when driving on wet roads, many drivers treat it like regular driving conditions ... Read More
 
May: Grilling Safety
Each year about 30 people are injured as a result of gas grill fires and explosions. Many of these fires and explosions occur when consumers first use a grill that has been left idle for a period of time ... Read More

June: Sun Protection
The best way to protect your skin from the dangerous effects of UV radiation is to make sun protection part of your daily routine... Read More

July: Water Safety
Swimming, boating and other water activities are some of the best ways to beat the heat when the summer temperatures reach scorching levels. But water activities can also present some risks and dangers to you and your family’s safety... Read More

August: Campus Safety
When students head off to college, their safety is probably not foremost in their minds. But college campus safety is of great importance... Read More

September: Preparing for Power Outages
The storm may blow through in a day, but the lights may stay out for a week — or more. An extended power outage can mean shivering — or sweating — in the dark and, in some cases, can be a threat to your health and safety. The key to staying safe and comfortable during an extended power outage is preparation and knowing what to do when the lights go out. And stay out. Read More

October: Detector Safety
Every year in the United States, about 3,000 people lose their lives in residential fires. Most fire victims die from inhalation of smoke and toxic gases, not as a result of burns. Protect yourself and your family by ... Read More

November: 3 Actions to Fight Influenza ("The Flu")
Flu is a serious, contagious disease that can lead to hospitalization and even death.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urges you to take the following actions to protect yourself and others from the flu. ... Read More

December: Candle Safety for the Holidays
Candles may be pretty to look at but they are a cause of home fires - and home fire deaths.  Remember, a candle is an open flame, which means that it can easily ignite anything that can burn... Read More
 

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