3 07, 2014

4th of July Fireworks: Beautiful, Patriotic… and Dangerous


According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, 60% of all fireworks injuries occur around July 4th. While these loud bursts of light and color add flair to celebrations, it should be remembered that fireworks are explosive devices and must be handled with care. Many communities celebrate the Fourth of [...]

23 06, 2014

Staying safe when lightning strikes


During the summer weather, it can be tempting to play one more hole of golf, hike just one more mile, or throw a few more pitches to a budding baseball player. But if lightning is in the area, those decisions can be dangerous. Lightning is the third largest storm-related killer [...]

22 04, 2014

Make reducing and recycling part of your routine


“Reduce, reuse, recycle.” Most likely, you've heard that phrase connected with information about saving natural resources and even saving your family money. But how many of us really make reducing, reusing and recycling a part of our everyday life? We try to do our part to protect our environment and [...]

17 04, 2014

Create a Safe and Fun Yard for You and Your Dog


Your dog is happiest when he's playing in the yard, but unfortunately, the yard is suffering. Patchy grass and dug-up flowerbeds are making your outside space less than attractive, and what's more, your dog keeps getting out and taking himself for a walk. Read on for some practical tips to [...]

22 01, 2014

Stay warm during severe cold weather


Extreme cold can cause a number of health problems. Hypothermia and frostbite are just two of the health effects induced by cold weather. Hypothermia occurs when a person’s core body temperature is lower than 95°F. The condition is considered mild if a person’s core temperature is between 90 and 95°F. Victims [...]

6 12, 2013

Things you should know before hosting a party


Who is liable if a guest gets food poisoning or drives home drunk? As millions of Americans host and attend holiday parties across the street or across the country, many may be unaware of the risks. Party hosts need to understand their responsibilities when inviting others into their homes and [...]