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Be a Family with a Safety Plan

It’s not pleasant to think about worst-case scenerios. But a little planning can make a difference if the worst does happen. Follow these tips to avoid feeling helpless during a disaster. BEFORE A DISASTER Communicate. Talk with your family about who to call, where to go, and what to do if disaster strikes. Educate. Organize […]

Making Your Home Safe for Baby

Preparing for a baby—whether you’re a new parent or an extended family member—is no small task. Along with a little bundle of joy comes a big responsibility for feeding, cleaning, and providing a secure environment. Bumps and boo-boos will be part of a child’s life. But make the effort to keep a baby safe from […]

Lighting Pilot Lights

If a pilot light repeatedly goes out or is very difficult to light, there may be a safety problem. Do not try to fix the problem yourself. It is strongly recommended that only a qualified service technician light any pilot light that has gone out. You are taking the risk of starting a fire or […]

Storm Safety

Severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, hurricanes, and flooding can leave more than damage in their wake—they can leave hidden dangers as well. In some cases, more lives are lost after the storm than from the storm itself. When outside, stay away from downed power lines and be alert to the possibility that tree limbs or debris may […]

Lightning Questions Answered

What should I do if I am caught outside during a lightning storm? Move to a low point. Lightning hits the tallest available object, so get down low in a crouched position if you are in an exposed area. Stay away from trees. Avoid metal. Don’t hold onto metal items like a bat, golf club, […]