Cell Phone or Land Line?

In a life-threatening emergency where time is of the essence, it’s generally better to use a land line to call for help than a cell phone. The reason is that with a land line the 911 operator’s system will be able to immediately identify the location of the call.  In the case of a cell [...]

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Preventing Falls from Windows

Once a child is old enough to climb up to the level of a window, it’s important to ensure that windows in elevated areas are not able  to be opened higher than a height that is safe – typically about 4 inches. The risk is frequently NOT that the child will open the window, although [...]

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Backup Medicine

Many people take medicines daily which are of critical important for their health.  Any interruption in their taking of that medicine could be very problematic or dangerous. One important detail to address in being ready for conditions like winter storms, hurricanes, floods, etc. is to have a backup supply of critical medicines.  30 days-worth  should [...]

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Where Do You Store Your Flammable Chemicals?

A chemical storage issue that is frequently overlooked is the placement of flammable items in close proximity to furnaces and gas-fired hot water heaters.  Many people unwittingly store gasoline or cans of oil-based paint or varnish in their basements and do not have them adequately sealed to prevent the associated vapors from migrating to a [...]

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Defibrillators – Did you know…?

Did you know that the job of a defibrillator is to STOP all electrical activity of the heart? In a cardiac arrest, the heart’s electrical pattern becomes dysfunctional, resulting in inadequate or no pumping of blood to the rest of the body. Defibrillators examine the electrical activity of a person experiencing a cardiac emergency to [...]

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Have Enough Handrails?

A common source of injury around the house for senior adults is a major fall.  Making sure you have secure handrails along all staircases is an important preventive measure you can take to avoid trouble.

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Children & Batteries

With the “explosion” of battery-operated gadgets in all of our lives, a safety problem has arisen with regard to the batteries which children can remove from devices such as remote controls and toys.  In fact, it is estimated that over the past 20 years, approximately 65,000 children have been treated in an Emergency Room for [...]

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Why Test for Radon?

Radon is a gas that seeps into homes from Uranium decaying in the underlying soil.  The gas can be dangerous if it reaches certain concentration levels.  It is estimated that 1 out of every 14 homes in the United States has Radon levels that are higher than what the government would consider safe.  Further, Radon [...]

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Securing Cabinets & Drawers

In contemplating how many cabinets and drawers to secure from a small child’s exploring fingers, a little bit of advance planning can go a long way to minimizing expense and making things TRULY secure. First, take a pass through your cabinets and drawers to determine what is actually hazardous and what is not.  Many areas [...]

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Do You Have a Second Way Out?

A basic life-safety “policy” for all families should be that there is an easily and quickly accessible alternative means of getting out of the home should the primary (preferred) exit be blocked. This can be critical in a fire emergency if you are on the second story (or higher) of your home and are unable [...]

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