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Swim Safely: Avoid Dock Shock

Summer months should be filled with family fun and many people spend time on freshwater ponds, pools, lakes, and rivers keeping cool. Swimming always comes with risks, but even those who don’t enter the water need to be aware of…

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Springing into Strong Winds and Storms

If the wind was strong enough to pick up Dorothy and Toto and pull her entire house into a tornado and send them to the magical Land of Oz, there is no telling what it could do to your property….

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St. Patrick’s Day Safety Tips

“Top of the morning to ya!” as my dad used to say every St Patrick’s Day as I was growing up. My maiden name is McMillen which comes from a very strong Irish heritage, so St Patrick’s Day has always…

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Correct Cuts: Kitchen Knife Safety

I recently smoked 30 pounds of pork shoulder for a relative’s birthday party. Turning those juicy hunks of meat into sandwiches required a bit of work, so I was working diligently to separate meat from bone and chop into scrumptious…

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Don’t Reverse Safe Vehicle Backing Practices

I hate to admit it, but over the years I have had my fair share of mishaps when it comes to backing up vehicles. From hitting my dad’s car to eliminating a few small trees in the yard, and even…

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Keep Your Gifts Under Wraps and Away from Holiday Thieves

With Christmas just around the corner, many have already started shopping a lot, which also means spending a lot! The malls are more crowded with folks buying last minute gifts for family and friends. ‘Tis the season to be jolly,…

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Sprinkling Some Safety on Your Holiday Spirit

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – there’ll be Christmas trees glowing and candle flames burning and good times when loved ones are near – it’s the most wonderful time of the year!  Making the season merry and…

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