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Fire Prevention Week

by Chris Jackson, Communications Coordinator and Project Administrator Did you know that smoke alarms should be replaced every 10 years? Once a year, you should check your smoke alarms to review their date of manufacture. If the date is more than ten years old, you should replace the unit with a new smoke alarm. Additionally, you should test your smoke alarms monthly by pressing the … Continue reading Fire Prevention Week

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National Home Safety Month

by Ron Tatro, Vice President Many of us look forward to the end of a busy day of working, taking care of the grandkids, or doing tasks when we get go home. Home is our sanctuary, a place of rest and where we can let our “hair” down. For seniors, home can also be an environment that poses danger. Each June, the National Safety Council encourages … Continue reading National Home Safety Month

Kickoff to National Preparedness Month

In honor of National Preparedness Month, we are going to cover steps to assemble and maintain an emergency kit. Emergency kits contain items that will assist in short-term survival of potential emergencies.  Supplies to include in your emergency kit are: water, food, eating utensils, battery-powered or hand crank radio, flashlight, batteries, first aid kit, whistle to signal for help, dust mask, plastic sheeting, duct tape, … Continue reading Kickoff to National Preparedness Month