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.
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
Children love receiving gifts and presents year-round, and the excitement that comes from unwrapping a gift can fill a house with joy. While toys are meant to be fun and entertaining, they can pose several safety risks. In 2013 there were approximately 256,700 toy-related injuries, …Continue Reading Safe Toys and Gifts for Children
Electrical fires are one of the leading causes of fire-related death in the Commonwealth. Between 2007-2011, U.S. fire departments responded to more than 45,000 home electrical fires that resulted in 455 civilian deaths, over 1,500 injures, and more than 1 billion dollars in property damage. …Continue Reading Five Tips for Home Electrical Safety
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
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
Thanksgiving is almost here and across the country, Americans are gearing up for one of the most spectacular feasts of the year. Thanksgiving is a holiday that brings family and friends together to share good food, conversation, and laughter. In the midst of all this …Continue Reading Thanksgiving Home & Travel Safety Tips
Headlines of violence and crime appear in the media all too often, and it can be disturbing when those reports are close to home. Unfortunately, it’s a sad reality of the world we live in, so each of us needs to be aware of our …Continue Reading Don’t be a Victim – Crime Prevention and Safety Advice
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