Saftey Tips

Home Safety Tips:

Kitchen:

  • Keep a distance between flammable objects and fire sources.
  • Use harmful products with caution and keep them out of reach to children and pets.
  • Never leave sharp objects and utensils unattended.
  • Leave space around appliances for proper ventilation.

Bathroom:

  • Keep electrical appliances wrapped and put away, never use around water.
  • Use no-slip strips on the bottom of tub or shower.

Bedroom:

  • Never smoke in bed
  • Purchase mattresses with open flame-resistant protection.
  • You’re most vulnerable when you sleep. Even in bed, keep a phone, light (and if necessary, a weapon)
    within reach.

Garage:

  • Keep chemicals and poisonous substances locked up and or out of reach from kids/pets.
  • Keep clean/organized, especially because tools can be sharp, heavy or dangerous.

Backyard:

  • Fence in your yard
  • Keep trees and bushes trimmed
  • Keep pool areas locked when not in use

Stairwells:

  • Keep steps, well light, dry and clean.
  • Make sure all railings are sturdy and on both sides of the stairwells.
  • Make the distance between rails very narrow enough to prevent a child/infant from falling through.

To Guard Against Fire:

  • Install smoke detectors, change batteries every year.
  • Avoid overloading outlets/extension cords.
  • Keep fire extinguishers handy and know how to use them.
  • Establish/practice safety exit plans.
  • Never block or pile things onto heaters or heat excluding appliances.
  • Never leave a fire or hot appliance unattended.
  • Remove dry vegetation from around the perimeter of the house.
  • Cover all fireplaces and pits.
Summer is finally here, as we end the current school year we ask you to use caution for increased pedestrian traffic around schools, parks and playgrounds. Look twice to save a life!