Halloween Safety Tips for Trick-or-Treaters

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We’ve thrown together a quick list of Halloween Safety Tips for your children while Trick-or-Treating, when wearing costumes, and what adults should look out for when driving during Halloween. After all, it is the most active outdoor holiday observed across the U.S. If you have any suggestions or tips yourself, please share and comment through…
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Ebola Virus Facts: Are You at Risk of Infection?

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We’ve been getting a lot of questions about the Ebola epidemic and how to avoid getting infected. While we are not experts on immunology, etc. and mostly focus on home and work safety issues, we did find a very informative info-graphic that simplifies: Virus facts – how long it takes to show symptoms What the…
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Every Region in the U.S. has been Affected by Natural Disaster in Recent Years

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Are You Prepared? Did you know that since 2011, every region in the U.S. has been affected by a Natural Disaster?  What’s even more alarming is all 6 of the most common natural disasters have occurred since then somewhere within the continental United States: Hurricane/Severe Weather Tornado Severe Flood Wildfire Earthquake Blizzard/Winter Storm A very informative info-graphic…
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The 3 Keys to Ensuring Your Family’s Safety

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There are three key words that spell success in improving your safety in the face of any emergency… Awareness, Knowledge, Preparation. These watchwords not only apply to the process of establishing your emergency plan, they are the keys to monitoring and updating your plan. You have already taken the first steps by using our free…
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Summer Is The Peak Season for Lightning Strikes

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Did you know that on average, 53 people are killed and hundreds are severely injured each year due to lightning? It is important to keep in mind that no place is safe outside when a thunderstorm occurs (see Myths Section below). People often wait far too long to get to a safe place when a…
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Pee Wee Herman’s Infamous “This is Crack” PSA

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While I applaud the efforts any celebrity to be a good role model to children, what were the makers of this PSA thinking? How is it not funny to hear Pee Wee Herman say, “This is Crack” in that famous nasal voice of his? See for yourself: The PSA features Pee-wee Herman (Paul Reubens) lecturing children about…
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How Mobile Phones Helped Catch the Boston Bombers

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On Monday, April 15th, 2013, the City of Boston was attacked during the running of the 117th Boston Marathon. Following the attack, area police coordinated with the FBI for a week-long manhunt to find those responsible and bring them to justice. This lead to the most widespread regional lockdowns in U.S. history coordinated through mass…
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Social Media Stranger Danger – Don’t Give Your Address to Strangers

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Watch this classic 80’s G.I. Joe PSA on stranger danger. It was used to demonstrate how to handle phone calls from strangers. In today’s world the same advice applies not only to cell phones but to social media as well. Roadblock saves the day by explaining why you shouldn’t give your address out to strangers: Stranger…
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Know What’s Going On

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It’s been said that knowledge is power and nowhere is that more true than in an emergency situation. To be aware of pending danger is one of most important elements of your family’s survival plan and we’ve taken that to heart and provided you with a free tool to get you that knowledge. The SafetyInformed…
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Help is Available, But Do You Know How to Find It in a Loud and Over-Connected World?

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It is important to become familiar with the emergency notifications that you might receive from your local Emergency Notification System and how you should respond. And it is also important that you include as part of your emergency planning becoming familiar with organizations that can provide you with not only assistance after the fact but…
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