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Safety and Emergency Preparedness

Winter Car Emergency Kit and Video

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Winter Car Emergency Kit and Video

It is best to be prepared because we all know that an emergency never comes when it is convenient or you are expecting it.

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Summer Heat Safety Tips

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Summer Heat Safety Tips

Temperatures that hover 10 degrees or more above the average high temperature in a particular region lasting for several weeks is considered to be extreme heat. Each year approximately 175 people in the United States die from extreme heat. Young children, the elderly and those that are sick or overweight are more likely to become victims. Men are also more susceptible to heat illness because they become dehydrated more quickly. Heat kills by pushing the human body beyond its limits. With extreme heat and high humidity, evaporation is slowed and the body has to work extra hard to maintain a...

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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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