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Make a Plan During Emergency Preparedness Month Posted on Sep 1

Make a Plan During Emergency Preparedness Month

This is a guest blog post from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency. Disasters can happen at any time. Over the last several years, Massachusetts has experienced tropical storms, tornadoes, blizzards, power outages, water system failures, and an act of terrorism. To prepare for disasters, the   …Continue Reading Make a Plan During Emergency Preparedness Month

StormSmart Coasts: Protect Your Home from Storm Damage Posted on Aug 30

StormSmart Coasts: Protect Your Home from Storm Damage

Living along the Massachusetts coast has lots of perks — plenty of sunshine, fresh sea air, and a beach within walking distance to name a few. However, it’s important to be aware of coastal storm hazards such as flooding, erosion, and more. The Office of Coastal   …Continue Reading StormSmart Coasts: Protect Your Home from Storm Damage

Road Safety Tips for Massachusetts Drivers Posted on Aug 25

Road Safety Tips for Massachusetts Drivers

Whether you drive to work every day or only get behind the wheel for weekend getaways, it can never hurt to get a refresher on the rules of the road. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) and the Highway Safety Division (HSD) of the Executive Office of Public Safety   …Continue Reading Road Safety Tips for Massachusetts Drivers

Crosswalk Safety for Parents and Children Posted on Aug 4

Crosswalk Safety for Parents and Children

Fall is fast approaching, and that means back-to-school season is almost here. In addition to stocking up on pencils and notebooks for your kids, take some time to brush up on crosswalk safety. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), Executive   …Continue Reading Crosswalk Safety for Parents and Children

Hurricane Preparedness: Be Ready Before the Storm Posted on Jul 14

Hurricane Preparedness: Be Ready Before the Storm

This is a guest blog post from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA). Massachusetts is vulnerable to tropical storms and hurricanes — and the damage they cause. Our last two major storms were Hurricane Bob in 1991 and Tropical Storm Irene in 2011. Although the   …Continue Reading Hurricane Preparedness: Be Ready Before the Storm

The 100 Deadliest Days: Help Teen Drivers Stay Safe this Summer Posted on Jun 17

The 100 Deadliest Days: Help Teen Drivers Stay Safe this Summer

This is a guest blog post from the Highway Safety Division (HSD) of the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS). Summer is here. For many in Massachusetts, it’s time for beaches, barbecues, and fun. But for teen drivers, summer is also known as the 100 Deadliest   …Continue Reading The 100 Deadliest Days: Help Teen Drivers Stay Safe this Summer

Seat Belts: The Best Way to Protect Yourself on the Road Posted on May 12

Seat Belts: The Best Way to Protect Yourself on the Road

This is a guest blog post from the Highway Safety Division (HSD) of the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS). Seat belts are your best defense in the event of a crash — but Massachusetts has one of the lowest seat belt use   …Continue Reading Seat Belts: The Best Way to Protect Yourself on the Road

Learn How to Prevent Electrical Fires in Your Home Posted on May 10

Learn How to Prevent Electrical Fires in Your Home

Simple safety tips from the Department of Fire Services (DFS) and regular home maintenance can reduce the risk of electrical fires, keeping you and your family safe.

The 2016 Boston Marathon Spectator Guidelines Posted on Apr 6

The 2016 Boston Marathon Spectator Guidelines

This is a guest blog post from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA). The 120th running of the Boston Marathon will be held on Patriot’s Day, Monday, April 18, 2016. This year, 30,000 registered participants will run the 26.2-mile course, which starts in Hopkinton and   …Continue Reading The 2016 Boston Marathon Spectator Guidelines

Prevent Distracted Driving: Pay Attention to the Road Posted on Apr 5

Prevent Distracted Driving: Pay Attention to the Road

This is a guest blog post from the Highway Safety Division (HSD) of the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS). Distracted driving — particularly texting and driving — is a serious issue in Massachusetts and across the country. It’s time to think about   …Continue Reading Prevent Distracted Driving: Pay Attention to the Road