Fire Safety Tips: Fire Hazards and Clothing

Most fibers used in clothing can burn, some more quickly than others. A significant number of clothing fires occur in the over 65 age group, principally from nightwear (robes, pajamas, nightgowns). The severity of apparel burns is high. Hospital stays average over one...

Common Household Items that are Harmful to Animals

There are many common products in the home that are poisonous to pets. Some examples include:   Most human medications, including Tylenol, ibuprofen and insulin. A variety of types of acids and alkalis are found in auto batteries and small batteries, cleaning...

What Should You Do if You Suspect a Poisoning?

If you suspect a poisoning, you need to act quickly. When you know the source of the toxic exposure, use the guidelines below to plan your response. Poisonous Fumes or Gases Immediately carry or drag the person to fresh air. Minimize your exposure to the fumes. If the...

Tips for Protecting Yourself from the Summer Heat

There are more than 300 heat-related deaths in the United States each year. This loss of life can be prevented by following these heat-smart rules provided by the American Red Cross.   Do not stay in or leave anyone in closed, parked cars during hot weather,...

Preparing Your Car for Winter

Your car needs special attention in cold weather to make sure it is running properly. The following are tips that will help ensure your car will be there when you need it in winter weather.   Have the radiator system serviced or check the antifreeze level in your...

Lightning Safety Tips

Lightning is an extremely powerful and dangerous part of summer’s weather. Generally speaking, if you can see lightning or hear thunder, you need to take precautions to avoid being hit by lightening. Don’t take chances. The electrical charge and intense heat of...