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Kids and Cords Don’t Mix

Sadly, a young child is likely to die this month, strangled by a window covering cord. The question is: Could that corded window covering be in your house? The stories we’re about to tell you are tragic, and they are

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Protect Your Family from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Safety Tips Have your home heating systems (including chimneys and vents) inspected and serviced annually by a trained service technician. Never use portable generators inside homes or garages, even if doors and windows are open. Use generators outside only, far

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NFPA urges timely disposal of Christmas trees and safe removal of lights

With the holiday now behind us, O Christmas tree, how saggy are your branches? The gifts have been removed from under the pine, the tree is swiftly losing its coat of green, and the needles are piling up on the

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Turn Around, Don’t Drown!

Inland flooding is the leading weather-related cause of death in the United States. Every year, almost as many people die from flooding as from hurricanes, tornadoes and lightning combined. Most flood-related deaths and injuries could be avoided if people who

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VEHICLE SAFETY TIPS

Cars can catch fire for many reasons. Mechanical or electrical issues are the most common cause. A car can also catch fire as the result of a bad crash. If you see smoke or flames or smell burning rubber or

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LEGAL OR NOT FIREWORKS ARE TOO RISKY FOR AMATEURS

Permanent scarring, loss of vision, dismemberment – these are too often the harsh realities of amateur fireworks use. To keep the public safe from fireworks-related injuries and deaths, the nonprofit NFPA urges everyone to treat fireworks, whether legal or illegal

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Each July Fourth, thousands of people, most often children and teens, are injured while using consumer fireworks.

Despite the dangers of fireworks, few people understand the associated risks – devastating burns, other injuries, fires, and even death. The Alliance to Stop Consumer Fireworks is a group of health and safety organizations, coordinated by NFPA, that urges the public to avoid

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Recent fires bring smoke alarm safety into focus

In Massachusetts last month, two separate fires took the lives of two couples in their late 70s to 80s and authorities do not believe that smoke alarms were working in either instance. In the more recent fire, in Methuen, firefighters could not

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Bolster your fire safety knowledge as winter continues

Folks, it’s not over yet. Weather forecasters tell us that bitterly cold air from the Arctic Ocean will cause temperatures across a substantial portion of the United States to plunge this week. From the Midwest to the Northeast, snow is

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Protect Your Family from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Safety Tips – Have your home heating systems (including chimneys and vents) inspected and serviced annually by a trained service technician. – Never use portable generators inside homes or garages, even if doors and windows are open. Use generators outside

Posted in Public Education