Protections Against Carbon Monoxide Carbon monoxide (CO) is a deadly gas that is difficult to detect because it is odorless and invisible. As a result, it is know as the “the silent killer.” According to the CDC, 430 people die and nearly 50,000 CO exposures occur each year … [Read more...] about Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
“SCALD PREVENTION” Safety Tips A scald injury can happen at any age. Children, older adults and people with disabilities are especially at risk. Hot liquids from bath water, hot coffee and even microwaved soup can cause devastating injuries. Scald burns are the second leading … [Read more...] about Scald Prevention
Home Safety Tips: Generator Safety Many households run generators during a power outage and homeowners should take extra precautions to avoid injury. Gasoline or diesel fuel powered generators can produce potentially deadly levels of carbon monoxide and should be operated only in well-ventilated, … [Read more...] about Generator Safety
Are you Prepared?
September is National Preparedness Month. Across the United States, your Local Emergency Management Office will promote and support these emergency preparedness efforts and encourages all Americans to take action. You can join the effort by following four steps: Build a KitMake a … [Read more...] about Are you Prepared?
Public Service Announcement
Grilling Safety Safety Tips: Backyard Safety Grilling Safety According to the NFPA, gas and charcoal grills caused an average of 3,400 structure fires and 4,900 outdoor fires in or on home properties in 2005, resulting in a combined direct property loss of $137 million. To make sure your … [Read more...] about Public Service Announcement