Tag: Fall Safety

Fall safety: Leaves

It’s easy to overlook leaves when it comes to safety — after all, they are just leaves. But don’t become complacent! Leaves can pose hazards for motorists. For example, children often play or lay in leaf piles, so remain alert and NEVER drive through a pile of leaves. And if you have leaves peeking out from under the hood of your car, make sure to clear them from under your hood so they don’t overheat your vehicle.

Fall safety: Heating and fires

Now that the weather is getting cooler, and especially the nights, people spend more time inside their homes using fireplaces, furnaces, and heaters to keep warm. Or you might light up the fire pit outside to roast marshmallows with the kids. There’s nothing quite as cozy as a fire, but they can present some safety hazards. Check out the full post to ensure you remain safe this fall when it comes to fires.

Fire Prevention Week – check your smoke alarms

Smoke detectors are the first line of defense in a home fire, but that is only if they are working properly! This week is Fire Prevention Week and kicks off an All Hands Fall Safety series to ensure that you are ready for anything that fall may bring your way. This year’s Fire Prevention Week theme is “Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years” and encourages you to test and inspect your home smoke detectors before you may need them.

Change in season: Fall weather hazards

Fall is officially here, and while it is a beautiful and usually mild time of year, it can also bring unusual weather. Since fall is a transitional season, weather hazards seen during both warm and cold months, including hurricanes, wildfires, intense winds, flooding, droughts, early season snow and more, can occur. Common fall hazards include floods, fog, hurricanes, solar flares, wildfires, wind and winter storms – just to name a few. Read more about being safe this fall!

September kicks off three national campaigns

The month of September brings three important national campaigns – National Preparedness Month, National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, and National Recovery Month. We encourage everyone to use this month as a time to focus on yourself and your family in terms of preparedness, as well as physical and mental health and wellness! Each Monday this month, we’ll bring you blogs that will further explain each national campaign and provide additional resources for you and your family.