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Safety and Emergency Preparedness

Bicycle Safety Tips

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Bicycle Safety Tips

Bicycling is a fun, healthy and active family sport. However, it is important to remember that bicycles are not toys, they are vehicles and riders must follow the rules of the road. Following some basic safety tips and rules will make your bicycling adventures safer and more enjoyable. With gas prices at all time highs riding your bike to work or to school is a great way to save and also a good way to get your daily workout in. Basic bicycle safety is common sense but a healthy reminder never hurts. Take the time to teach your kids to...

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Emergency Kits for your Home

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Emergency Kits for your Home

Every home should have an emergency supply kit located in an accessible storage area. Store the items in plastic containers that are easy to grab and carry as you may need to evacuate. 5 gallon buckets like the ones in this image work nicely. Emergency kits should be checked every 6 months and expired items should be replaced regularly. Keep a checklist of all the items in the kit and note the date each item was last updated. This will keep confusion to a minimum when checking the kit. Emergency kits will help you survive during and after an emergency....

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Preparing Your Vehicle for Winter

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Preparing Your Vehicle for Winter

Driving in the winter means snow, sleet, and ice that can lead to slower traffic, hazardous road conditions, hot tempers and unforeseen dangers. Following the winter and car safety preparedness tips below will help you survive winter safely. WEATHER At any temperature, 20 degrees below zero or 90 degrees above, weather affects road and driving conditions and can pose serious problems. It is important to listen to forecasts on radio, TV, cable weather and local forecasts wherever you may travel. YOUR CARPrepare your car for winter yourself or have the service station help you: Check the ignition, brakes, wiring, hoses...

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Don't forget to Fall Back (Daylight Saving Time)

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Don't forget to Fall Back (Daylight Saving Time)

Daylight saving time ends at 2:00 am Sunday, November 6th, 2016. Don't forget to turn your clocks back one hour if you live in the majority of the states that participate. This is a great time of year to do some annual "to do's". Here is a list that you might consider incorporating into your clock changing program: Adjust all your clocks (home and auto) Adjust indoor/outdoor light timers Adjust irrigation timers Change passwords Check and change smoke-detector batteries Check your credit report Check the tires on your vehicles Clean out your medicine cabinets Check with your C.P.A regarding end...

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Halloween Safety Tips

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Halloween Safety Tips

Adults and children should be safety conscious when celebrating Halloween this season. Prepare ahead with these useful Halloween Safety Tips:       MOTORISTS Watch for children darting out from between parked cars. Watch for children walking on roadways, medians and curbs. Enter and exit driveways and alleys carefully. At twilight and later in the evening, watch for children in dark clothing. PARENTS Make sure that an adult or an older responsible youth will be supervising the outing for children under age 12. Plan and discuss the route trick-or-treaters intend to follow. Know the names of older children's companions. Instruct...

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