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October is Fire Prevention Month. As the weather turns colder we start using heaters, fireplaces and candles more. Here are some quick fire safety tips from the NFPA: Put candles on a sturdy, uncluttered surface and never leave a child alone with a burning candle.

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Did you know these Fire Safety Tips?

October is Fire Prevention Month.  As the weather turns colder we start using heaters, fireplaces and candles more. Here are some quick fire safety tips from the NFPA

  1. Put candles on a sturdy, uncluttered surface and never leave a child alone with a burning candle. 
  2. Keep anything that can burn at least 3 feet away from heating equipment like the furnace, fireplace, wood stove or space heater.
  3. Only plug one heat-producing appliance (such as coffee makers, toasters or space heaters) into a receptacle outlet at a time.
  4. Never burn candles if oxygen is used in the home.
  5. Test your fire and carbon monoxide detectors to make sure the batteries are fresh and that your equipment isn’t more than 10 years old.

If your alarm system doesn’t already include smoke, fire and carbon monoxide detection, call us or click today at 410.546.2210. We’ll show you how to keep your family safe by adding life safety protection.

Keep Halloween Safe!

Keep the kids safe this Halloween with tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics:  

  1. When shopping for costumes, wigs and accessories look for and purchase those with a label clearly indicating they are flame resistant.
  2. If a sword, cane, or stick is a part of your child’s costume, make sure it is not sharp or too long. A child may be easily hurt by these accessories if he stumbles or trips
  3. Do not use decorative contact lenses without an eye examination and a prescription from an eye care professional. While the packaging on decorative lenses will often make claims such as “one size fits all,” or “no need to see an eye specialist,” obtaining decorative contact lenses without a prescription is both dangerous and illegal. This can cause pain, inflammation, and serious eye disorders and infections, which may lead to permanent vision loss.
  4. Small children should never carve pumpkins. Children can draw a face with markers. Then parents can do the cutting.
  5. Consider using a flashlight or glow stick instead of a candle to light your pumpkin. If you do use a candle, a votive candle is safest. 

Stop by our office on W. Zion Road and pick up McGruff Safety Kits for the children in your life courtesy of Alarm Engineering. These great kits contain safety information for kids (and reminders for adults), all you need for fingerprinting kids and even safety information specific to Social Media and bullying. 


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