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Safety Preparednes

Creating an environment where your family can be safe is the highest priority. Most situations are easy to address if you are prepared and do everything you can to achieve maximum safety at home. Now let’s talk about some common safety tips you can start implementing at home to help keep you and your family protected.

Injuries from falls are one of the most common household occurrences and can lead to broken bones and muscle injuries. Most often, wet floors, slippery stairs, or scattered toys and items cause falling accidents, but these types of hazards can be avoided by clearing at least 3 feet of walking space through your home. It is recommended to have an American National Standards Institute certified first-aid kit easily accessible with all the necessary items. Make it a habit to check your kit weekly to ensure it is fully stocked.

Fires are another common occurrence but can be mitigated or avoided by ensuring all electrical appliances are in good working order and covering exposed or frayed wires. Electrical outlets should never be overloaded, and it is smart to unplug the smaller appliances, like toasters and heaters, when not in use.

Additionally, always provide proper circulation! Closed windows in small apartments without circulation can expose you more to gases and can cause headaches and dizziness. This is a good reason to have fire and carbon monoxide detectors as well. Carbon monoxide, for example, is virtually impossible to detect by smell, sight, or sound, making it a difficult threat to discern. Prevent carbon monoxide leaks and fire by monitoring detectors at least once a month.

Finally make sure you seek the proper training to reinforce emergency lifesaving skills. You can learn by studying materials online or signing up for a CPR class at your local school or recreation center. Most classes offer a certification that lasts two years.

Nothing is more important than keeping you and your family safe. Knowing which precautions to take makes keeping your home safe a little easier, but no one can be properly ready all the time. Create a plan for all members in your home or your workplace to be a part of. Make sure to have safety kits such as first-aid, shelter in place and emergency evacuation. Lastly, you can seek training and get help protecting your loved ones by consulting a professional, but more importantly, do your research and create a plan! For more information on safety classes, please contact Michael Freeman, Aquatics and Safety Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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