Be Food-Safe on the 4th of July

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Fireworks aren’t the only cause for concern on the 4th of July Protect your family from food poisoning by taking these four simple steps: Wash your hands and food-preparation surfaces often. Germs can survive in many places around your kitchen, including your hands, utensils and cutting boards. Rinse fresh fruit and vegetables under running water. Don’t cross-contaminate. Even after you’ve … Read More

Safety Tips for the Holiday Season

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The holiday season is full of opportunities for people to get together for fun, food, and sharing. By following some simple precautions, you can make the holidays safe for your, your family, and your friends. Teach children to stay away from candles, fireplaces, fireworks, space heaters, matches, and lighters. Holly and mistletoe can be poisonous to small children and pets. … Read More

Hurricane Matthew is Coming – Be Prepared!

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  Hurricane Matthew is heading towards the US. Are you prepared? Prevention and preparation are the best way to deal with any emergency situation and those of us that live in the “line of fire” of a hurricane know that well. Hurricane season began June 1, and although it is October, it is expected to be a very active season. … Read More

Home Safety

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Home Safety Keeping Your Home Safe in the Summer Welcome to the warm summer months! Although it is Hurricane season, summer is the beginning of fun and activities. Make this summer a safe one by looking around your home. Each day in America 55 people die and another 58,000 are injured in accidents that occur in the home. They CAN … Read More

Hurricane Safety

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Hurricane Safety – It’s better to be safe than sorry “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” Benjamin Franklin Prevention and preparation are the best way to deal with any emergency situation and those of us that live here in Florida know that well. Hurricane season is right around the corner, beginning June 1, and there is … Read More

Winter Safety Tips

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Welcome to a new year! Now that the holidays are over we look forward to the promise of 2016. More and more people are using outdoor fireplaces and chiminea (clay fire pit) than ever before. It is important to always remember that anytime you work with fire there is a chance of losing control of it or getting burned. If … Read More

Hurricane Preparedness

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First and foremost, get a plan and have an emergency supply kit ready! Make a Plan: Your family may not be together when disaster strikes. It is important to plan in advance: how you will contact one another; how you will get back together; and what you will do in different situations. Appoint one contact out-of-town that everyone can call … Read More

Cold Medicines and Health Hazards

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With cold and flu season in full swing, those over-the-counter cold medications can help relieve that stuffy nose and scratchy throat, but sometimes they can do more harm than good. Be aware of these hazards: 1. Acetaminophen and Liver Damage If you use acetaminophen (such as Tylenol) to ease a headache and add a combination cold medication for sniffles, you … Read More

Health, Safety & Finances in 2015

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Making good on that New Year’s resolution is totally doable. Now that the holidays are over and we look forward to the promise of 2015. Let’s make the most of this year! You can’t reach your goals without a master plan. Make a master plan and split it into small objectives so that you are not overwhelmed. Studies show that … Read More

Holidays and Safety: A Must Read

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It’s a busy holiday season. With visiting guests, cooking big meals, and the cold weather, there is a potential hazard (or hazards) lurking in your home. Beware! Avoid these hidden dangers: 1) Aluminum wiring: Homes built with aluminum wiring are 55 times more likely than those with copper wiring to go up in smoke, and the odds of a fire … Read More