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Sign Up for the Chief Fire Officer Management Training Program Posted on May 21

Sign Up for the Chief Fire Officer Management Training Program

The Department of Fire Services (DFS) – in conjunction with the Edward J. Collins, Jr. Center for Public Management at the University of Massachusetts Boston– will be conducting a 13-week Chief Fire Officer Management Training program from September 4 through December 4. This training is   …Continue Reading Sign Up for the Chief Fire Officer Management Training Program

5 Easy Tips for National Safe Boating Week Posted on May 14

5 Easy Tips for National Safe Boating Week

U.S. Coast Guard boating statistics estimate 80% of all reported fatalities occur on boats where the operator has not received safety training. As Memorial Day approaches and crowds flock to the water, May 17-23 has been designated National Safe Boating Week. You can help promote   …Continue Reading 5 Easy Tips for National Safe Boating Week

Cycle Safely, It’s National Bike Month! Posted on May 8

Cycle Safely, It’s National Bike Month!

Spring has finally sprung in the Bay State, and with it comes all the outdoor fun that warm temperatures have to offer. Among the many opportunities to enjoy spring weather, bicycling is one of the most popular activities among Massachusetts residents. Further, with the opportunity   …Continue Reading Cycle Safely, It’s National Bike Month!

No Monkey Business: 8 Tips for Staying Safe on the Playground Posted on Apr 24

No Monkey Business: 8 Tips for Staying Safe on the Playground

Playgrounds provide children with a great opportunity for exercise, social interaction, and fun. Because children require at least 60 minutes of activity per day, it’s important to ensure these play-friendly spaces are safe. Each year, 76% of child injuries occur on public playgrounds. Luckily, most   …Continue Reading No Monkey Business: 8 Tips for Staying Safe on the Playground

The 2014 Boston Marathon Posted on Apr 15

The 2014 Boston Marathon

The 2014 Boston Marathon will be run on Patriot’s Day, Monday April 21st. This year, 36,000 registered participants – 9,000 more than last year – will run the 26.2-mile course that starts in Hopkinton and passes through Ashland, Framingham, Natick, Wellesley, Newton, and Brookline before   …Continue Reading The 2014 Boston Marathon

Take a Stand against Distracted Driving Posted on Apr 15

Take a Stand against Distracted Driving

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) designates April as National Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Across the country, this campaign works to keep America’s roads safe by reminding drivers to stay focused when behind the wheel. At any given moment in the United States, more   …Continue Reading Take a Stand against Distracted Driving

Ten Tips for National Window Safety Week Posted on Apr 3

Ten Tips for National Window Safety Week

  The windows in our homes can serve many purposes. We often gaze through them to access the weather before going outside or open them up to let in a fresh breeze. Windows can even save our lives as an escape route during an emergency.   …Continue Reading Ten Tips for National Window Safety Week

Workplace Eye Wellness Month Posted on Mar 25

Workplace Eye Wellness Month

Every day, approximately 2,000 work-related eye injuries are reported for medical treatment. Depending on the nature of one’s job, these incidents may include; common eye injuries such as chemical burns, scratched eyes, and eye bleeding; computer vision syndrome; or contagious eye infections. Fortunately, 90 percent   …Continue Reading Workplace Eye Wellness Month

7 Poison Prevention Tips to Keep Your Family Safe Posted on Mar 13

7 Poison Prevention Tips to Keep Your Family Safe

Every day, U.S. emergency rooms treat more than 300 children for poisoning; every 13 seconds, a Poison Control Center receives a call. More than 90 percent of poisoning incidents occur in the home. Hazards lurk not only in chemicals marked with warning labels, but ordinary   …Continue Reading 7 Poison Prevention Tips to Keep Your Family Safe

9 Safety Tips for National Burn Awareness Week Posted on Feb 4

9 Safety Tips for National Burn Awareness Week

The smell of cookies baking in the oven or tasty sauces simmering on the stovetop is hard to resist for adults and children alike. However, before you dip your finger into the pot to taste that delicious soup, know that scalds from cooking liquids, grease,   …Continue Reading 9 Safety Tips for National Burn Awareness Week