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Water Safety

Warmer weather is here, time to enjoy being out by the water.  Safety should be a priority while enjoying your time around pools and other bodies of water.

 *Keep an eye on friends and family, Drowning can occur in as little as 20 seconds for children and 60 seconds for an adult.  You can greatly reduce the chances of you, friends or family becoming drowning or near-drowning victims by always watching the water.

* Learn to Swim,  look into swimming courses. Many places offer courses for people of any age and ability.

* Swim in designated swim areas, Make sure you swim in areas properly marked and motor boats are prohibited.

* Swim near the shore, drowning most often occurs within about 10 feet of safety and usually within about 50 feet from shore.

* Never Swim Alone

* Remove pool toys from water when not in use, many children may reach for these and fall into the water.

* Wear a U.S. coast Guard approved life jacket.

Make sure every level of your home has a working smoke alarm.

  Fire Safety for Older Adults

We tend to think that fire safety is just something we need to teach to kids, that is extremely important, but also we need to reach out to older adults.  People are living longer and people age 85 and older die in fires at a rate 4.4 times higher than the rest of the population. Call us if you would like  set up an escape plan.    Below are some  precautionary steps to help older adults:

    • Don’t leave smoking materials unattended and never smoke in bed.
    • Never leave cooking unattended, use a timer to remind you that you are cooking.
    • Place smoke alarms on every level of your home.
    • Know at least two exits from every room
    • Check that all doors and windows that lead outside have a clear path to get to them and that they open easily.
    • Let a close neighbor or relative know if you have special needs that may be important information for the fire department to know.
    • Special fire safety devices are available for people with special needs, such as: smoke alarms with flashing light or some that connect to a strobe light outside of house to let other see.

**Smoke Detectors**

They make a difference!

Your life and property are worth more than the time and cost of smoke detector maintenance. We urge all homeowners to keep and maintain smoke detectors!  Smoke alarms have to have batteries to work.  Change the batteries every six months and perform a monthly alarm check .

Be sure every level of your home has a working smoke alarm.

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