While you probably have a million things on your mind and your "to-do" list, don't forget to allow yourself enough time to celebrate the holidays in the safest manner possible. Maria's Top 5 Holiday Safety Tips: 5. NO FLAMING CANDLES - unless in glass coverings and placed out of the reach of children/pets. Use battery-operated … Continue reading Be “Fire Safe” This Holiday Season
Whew! What a busy spring this is turning out to be! Hope you are enjoying the warmer weather, the blooming flowers and trees and all the activities that come with being outside once again. … Continue reading Greater Cabarrus Reading Assocation (GCRA) Mini-Conference 4/1/17
Spring is here and the weather is getting warmer. For our area of North Carolina, Spring break is just around the corner. When you are out and about, make sure your family is following sun safety tips: SLIP on a t-shirt that will keep shoulders covered. SLOP on sunscreen. (min. SPF 30 with high/broad-spectrum UVA … Continue reading Sun Safety Information
I wanted to share some resources that I've found helpful in community education. If you see something that I need to add to the list, please let me know. I'll update the list from time to time. Let me know what works for you! I can't wait to here! Illinois Resource List
Fire safety advocates have been talking about smoke alarms for years now, but the message is just as important today as it has ever been! Structure fires burn hot and fast giving families little time to escape the dangerous heat and smoke. Nearly 5 million homes in America don't have smoke alarms and in many … Continue reading Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives
I'd love to take the credit for this clever cooking safety advice, but I can't. This cooking safety piece came from the U.S. Fire Administration. Still, it is too great not to share with you. No matter what you are doing this week to get ready for the big game, make sure that you are … Continue reading SUPER BOWL COOKING SAFETY TIPS FROM USFA
Hope everyone has a safe New Year's Eve and a prosperous 2016! Remember to be safe this evening and leave the colorful fireworks displays up to the professionals. Many communities offer New Year's Eve celebrations. Check your local community calendar. If you are in the Charlotte area, you may want to try: Ring in 2016 … Continue reading Put Some Safety in your Sparkle
Did anyone you know get a hoverboard for Christmas this year? If so, they may be putting themselves in danger by using it. There have been numerous reports of falls and injuries associated with them, in addition to a recent number of fires and explosions. A quick internet search will reveal many articles warning of … Continue reading Did Anyone Get A Hoverboard for Christmas?
HALLOWEEN IS ALMOST HERE! I'M ON PINS AND NEEDLES! (Yes, that is how excited I get about this holiday!) As exciting a time as it is, it is also a time to be vigilant about safety. The National Fire Protection Agency … Continue reading No Tricks – All Treats! Make Halloween safe for your little ones this year!
What stands out for me: increase in older adult population and that the south still leads the nation in injuries and deaths. Please use this information to educate your community!