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The ABCs of Fire Extinguishers – What You Need to Know

It might seem hard to believe, but there are some people that feel fire extinguishers are not a valuable fire protection method. The fact is, most people have limited knowledge of fire extinguishers and their intended use. A fire extinguisher…

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Play It Safe at the Playground: Parental Supervision Required

Warmer weather is on its way and that means more time spent enjoying activities outdoors . The swimming pool, ball diamond, and playground are all fun places to be during the summer, but they also offer plenty of opportunity for injury, especially…

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Trim Your Tree with Safety!

Ready or not, the holiday season is here.  In addition to celebrating with family and friends, many people celebrate by decorating their homes.  However, along with this tradition comes an increase in the chance of fire.  Based on data from…

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Don’t Get Burned: Check Your Smoke Detectors!

This probably isn’t the most original topic for a blog.  My guess is there are more than a few blogs out there about smoke detectors.  So why write one? First, let me tell you a little bit about myself.  I…

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Cut the Risk out of Mowing Your Lawn

Spring has definitely sprung.  I can tell because my lawn is growing like crazy and it’s time to cut it yet again, so it’s a great time to review a few lawn mower safety tips.

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The 6 Rungs of the Safety Ladder

Ladder safety is probably not something most of us give much thought.  After all, a ladder is a fairly simple tool.  But the simplicity of this tool is exactly what makes it easy to take for granted. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission…

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Deer in the Headlights: 6 Tips to Avoid an Accident with Our Furry Friends

According to Car-Accidents.com, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that there are approximately 1.5 million car crashes each year as a result of deer. Deer are especially active during fall, which coincides with their mating season. Although we cannot…

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Be Ready, Be Safe

My community experienced an F4 tornado on November 10, 2002.    Unfortunately there were two deaths in the community but there could have been many more.  The local cinema was full of people out for a movie on a Sunday afternoon. …

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Six Tips for a Safe Halloween

With Halloween around the corner, there are sure to be ghouls and goblins knocking on doors and demanding sugary treats. Below are some tips to keep these little “monsters” safe while out trick-or-treating.

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