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Child Passenger Safety - September 17-23rd

Car crashes are the leading cause of death for children 1 to 13 years old, according to the National Passenger Safety Board.  Many deaths and injuries can be prevented by proper use of car seats, boosters, and seat belts.

One item that might not be used by caregivers and parents is the tether.  The tether connects the top of a forward-facing car seat to the vehicle. It helps to prevent serious head and neck injury.

Labor Day

We want to take the opportunity to celebrate Labor Day by dedicating our prayers and resources to the people in Texas as they deal with the devastation from Hurricane Harvey.

To assist in the recovering efforts and to provide food, water, and shelter, please donate today to the charity of your choice.

Tragedies can bring us all together. Let the fruits of our labors go to the people of Texas letting them know they are not alone. 

Thank you.

Back-to-School Safety Checklist

School is starting and is your child ready?  Keeping him/her safe from injury is extremely important.  To assist you, we have provided a Safety Checklist from the National Safety Council which speaks to walking to school, riding a bike to school, riding the bus, and then school safety tips such as back-pack related injuries and preventing playground injuries. 

Take a moment to download this important document and prepare your child for traveling safely to school.

Safety Items for Back-To-School

You received your list of supplies your child needs to go back to school.  Here are some safety items you might consider adding to your list.  Each is designed to provide immediate ways to protect your child from unwanted attention.

Here is a video which explains each item in depth.  

Among them: React Mobile's Reach Sidekick, Wear Safe Emergency Buttons, Noise Grenade, Run Lights, and more.

All these items are available on the Internet.

Family Fun Month

August is Family Fun Month and keeping everyone safe while enjoying the outdoors can be challenging.  Here are some safety tips to ensure you have a wonderful experience from the NYSPCC. Practice water, sun, bike, barbecue, and fire safety.  To read the entire article, click here.

Follow these tips and enjoy your family fun.

Fidget Spinners - Hidden Dangers

But, I want a fidget spinner please?  Have you heard this from your child?  Fidget spinners are now all the craze and flying off toy shelves and mall kiosks. They can be found in just about any color, in character, camo or other trends, can glow in the dark or have blinking LED lights.  This latest fad has hidden dangers you should be aware of.

Pets & Hot Weather

What can a pet-parent do to prevent heat stroke danger? Be smart and proactive!

Watercraft Thefts

Recreational boating continues to grow in both popularity and in risk.  Boats are on the lakes, in the ocean, and on the rivers, all during the summer. 

Deter thieves from stealing your pride and joy.

Largest category of stolen vessels range between 20 and 29 feet, typically on twin-or triple-axle trailers, and usually fitted with outboard motors. Some boats are stolen for the engines, equipment, and electronics. Many are stolen for the purpose of resale, criminal activity, or container export.

National Grilling Month - Safety Tips

July is National Grilling Month - so break out the barbie  and let's get cooking.  Before you touch your grill keep these safety tips in mind.  Why?  Because according to the National Fire Protection Association, each year an average of 8,900 home fires are caused by grilling, and close to half of all injuries involving grills are due to thermal burns. To ensure you grill safe this month, here are some safety tips as you’re firing up the charcoal or propane grills:

4th of July - Most dangerous summer holiday

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the 4th of July ranks as the deadliest day for drivers for the past decade.

Here are a few travel safety tips provided by Travelers Insurance: 

Make sure your car is serviced before embarking on your trip.  Be sure to inspect your spare time to insure it is in good shape.

Bring an emergency roadside kit - stock your car with water and non-perishable food, a flashlight, a first-aid kit, jumper cables, reflective triangles, sunscreen, blankets, towels, and road flares.

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