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Get Involved in Your Community with Disaster Preparedness and Response Posted on Jan 26

Get Involved in Your Community with Disaster Preparedness and Response

When disaster strikes, resources are often tight and coordination is vital. By joining a disaster response organization and receiving the proper training before an emergency hits, you can support first responders and keep your community safe. Well-meaning volunteers who show up to disaster sites unprepared   …Continue Reading Get Involved in Your Community with Disaster Preparedness and Response

Winter Driving Safety in Massachusetts Posted on Dec 17

Winter Driving Safety in Massachusetts

If the weather outside is frightful, driving will not be delightful. You should avoid driving during severe weather if at all possible. However, if you do need to drive, here are some tips from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and Massachusetts Department of Transportation   …Continue Reading Winter Driving Safety in Massachusetts

Winter Safety Tips Posted on Dec 3

Winter Safety Tips

While Massachusetts winters mean skiing, ice skating, and scenic views across the state, they can also bring extreme cold and severe winter storms. The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), Department of Fire Services (DFS), Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT), Department of Energy Resources (DOER), and   …Continue Reading Winter Safety Tips

Tips to Prevent Cooking Fires This Thanksgiving Posted on Nov 19

Tips to Prevent Cooking Fires This Thanksgiving

Every Thanksgiving, families across Massachusetts come together to give thanks and share a great meal. But all the hustle and bustle of this joyous holiday can also pose some serious risks. More fires at home occur on Thanksgiving than any other day of the year.   …Continue Reading Tips to Prevent Cooking Fires This Thanksgiving

What Is the Abused Person’s Notice of Rights? Posted on Oct 7

Domestic abuse can be sexual, physical, and emotional, and affects people of all ages and backgrounds. If you or someone you know is in an abusive relationship, you aren’t alone. A 2010 report on intimate partner violence by the National Center for Injury Prevention and   …Continue Reading What Is the Abused Person’s Notice of Rights?

The Importance of Working Smoke Alarms Posted on Sep 29

The Importance of Working Smoke Alarms

This is a guest blog post from the Department of Fire Services. No one thinks a fire will happen in their own home, but in 2014 in Massachusetts, there were more than 28,000 fires, which caused 54 civilian deaths, 308 civilian injuries, 437 firefighter injuries,   …Continue Reading The Importance of Working Smoke Alarms

Make a Plan to Be Prepared for Emergencies Posted on Sep 16

Make a Plan to Be Prepared for Emergencies

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 promote the importance of   …Continue Reading Make a Plan to Be Prepared for Emergencies

Crosswalk Safety for Parents and Children Posted on Sep 2

Crosswalk Safety for Parents and Children

According to the Department of Public Health (DPH), pedestrian injuries are the second leading cause of unintentional injury death among children in Massachusetts. Additionally, three crossing guards have been fatally struck while on the job in the past seven years. Drivers and parents should be   …Continue Reading Crosswalk Safety for Parents and Children

Road Safety Tips for Massachusetts Drivers Posted on Sep 1

Road Safety Tips for Massachusetts Drivers

Whether you drive every day to work or only occasionally, everyone can use a refresher on the rules of the road once in a while. Construction, heavy traffic, stress, fatigue, and more can make even the most cautious drivers take risks. The Massachusetts Department of   …Continue Reading Road Safety Tips for Massachusetts Drivers

StormSmart Coasts: Protect Your Home from Storm Damage Posted on Aug 27

StormSmart Coasts: Protect Your Home from Storm Damage

If you live on the Massachusetts coast, awareness about storm hazards such as flooding, erosion, and other challenges is key to protecting your property and staying safe. The Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) provides information, strategies, and tools through the StormSmart Coasts program to   …Continue Reading StormSmart Coasts: Protect Your Home from Storm Damage