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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.

How to Have a Safe Summer in Massachusetts Posted on Jul 28

How to Have a Safe Summer in Massachusetts

After a long snowy winter, it’s no surprise that Massachusetts residents are enjoying the warmer weather — but as you dive into summer activities, make sure you’re doing them safely. The Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS), Department of Public Health (DPH), and Department   …Continue Reading How to Have a Safe Summer in Massachusetts

Six Facts About Radon, the Leading Cause of Lung Cancer in Nonsmokers Posted on Jan 15

Six Facts About Radon, the Leading Cause of Lung Cancer in Nonsmokers

You don’t have to smoke or be exposed to second-hand smoke to get lung cancer. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), radon is responsible for an estimated 21,000 lung cancer deaths a year. Nearly 1 in 4 homes in Massachusetts may have what the EPA considers to   …Continue Reading Six Facts About Radon, the Leading Cause of Lung Cancer in Nonsmokers

Injury Prevention for Children in Massachusetts Posted on Aug 28

Keeping children safe is a priority of parenting and many jobs involving youth care and services. While the bumps, bruises, and scrapes any curious child typically receives are unavoidable,  there are instances of larger danger you can help prevent. From September 1 – 7, National   …Continue Reading Injury Prevention for Children in Massachusetts