Posted December 11, 2015 by Vernon Trollinger
Nothing blackens the holidays at home like a visit from the Fire Department or a trip to the emergency room — especially when it’s caused by something that could have been avoided. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) estimates 15,000 injuries during November and December 2012 came from holiday decorating: falls accounted for 34%, cuts and lacerations for 11%, and back strains for 10%.
Posted October 27, 2015 by John Rose
Halloween is the unofficial kickoff of the winter holiday season, and for kids, it is a little slice of heaven! Unlike other holidays, this one lets the imagination roam wild as spooky decorations, stories, and costumes litter the landscape in preparation for one spectacular night of trick-or-treating!
Posted August 11, 2015 by Adam P. Newton
As a Texas resident, you know blazing summers are a fact of life. But even the heartiest Texan must admit this August is especially brutal. The current heat wave makes it more than just difficult to move around or spend time outside, it’s also potentially dangerous – especially for young children and the elderly, the two subgroups most likely to suffer from heat exhaustion.
Posted June 30, 2015 by Brooke Drake
Summertime means beach time for many families – including mine! While beach days are generally great, they can also be very dangerous if you forget to take the proper safety precautions.
Posted May 24, 2015 by Ebony Porter
Major storms have descended on the southern part of the country, leaving Texas and other states to deal with massive flooding. Whether you are currently experiencing a flood, or live in an area that could experience flooding in the future, it’s important to have the right information at hand to minimize the danger to your family, your home and your belongings.
Posted May 15, 2015 by John Rose
We’re quickly coming up on ideal pool weather! As is summertime tradition, as the weather gets warm and the winter tensions ease, inhibitions are loosened and mishaps happen, so let’s take a few minutes to talk about safety in and around the pool.