Memorial Day Safety

Whether they’re staying or going this Memorial Day, now is a good time to remind residents to stay safe during the holiday weekend. Our 7 new shareable graphics can help them stay safe on the road, keep their home secure, and more. Download the graphics below and attach them to your posts on Neighbors.

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Have a Safe Memorial Day

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As you head out for Memorial Day weekend, have a plan whether you’re driving, riding, or hosting:

-Before drinking, plan a safe and sober ride home.

-Don’t let someone get behind the wheel if that person has been drinking.

-If you’re hosting a gathering, make sure everyone has a sober ride home.

-Always wear your seat belt. It’s your best defense against impaired drivers.

-If you see a drunk driver, call 911."

(Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration)


Keep Your Home Safe When Away on Vacation

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If you are heading out or traveling over the holiday weekend, take preventative measures to safeguard your home before leaving so you can relax and have peace of mind while away.
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(Source: National Crime Prevention Council)


Memorial Day Road Trip Safety

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With many people traveling over the upcoming holiday weekend, it's more important than ever to drive safely.

We also want to remind everyone of the importance of buckling up—every trip, every time! This weekend, as you head out to make memories with your friends and family, remember to Click It or Ticket."

(Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration)


Memorial Day Safety Tips to Prevent Fire Emergencies

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Follow these simple tips and you will be on the way to safe grilling this holiday weekend. 

Here are some grilling statistics from the National Fire Protection Association: 

-10,600 home fires are started by grills each year.

-19,700 patients go to the ER each year because of injuries involving grills.

-9,500 of those patients have thermal burns, including both burns from fire and from contact with hot objects.

-Children under five accounted for an average of 2,000 contact-type burns per year. These burns typically occurred when someone bumped into, touched or fell on the grill, grill part or hot coals."

(Source: National Fire Protection Association)


Water Safety on Vacation

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For many families, summer vacations are just around the corner. If your family is traveling to a warm weather destination to enjoy time together, it is important to take proper precautions to keep water safety a priority.  Whether you’re going to the beach or to visit family or friends who have a pool, everyone should follow these tips to ensure a fun vacation that is safer.
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(Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission)


Don’t Post Your Travel Plans on Social Media

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Don’t announce your upcoming travel plans on social media, and wait to post photos until after you return home. Even if you trust your friends, many times their friends and friends of friends can all see your information, too. You don’t want to give a thief an invitation to your home.

Additional home safety tips before you leave for vacation:

-Lock your doors, including the garage door. Unlocked doors are open invitations to intruders.

-Ask a trusted family member, friend, or neighbor to keep a watchful eye on your home or have your mail held at the local post office until your return.

-Put lights on timers to give the impression that someone is home."

(Source: National Crime Prevention Council)

 


Click It or Ticket

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Sample message:
We also want to remind everyone of the importance of buckling up—every trip, every time! This weekend, as you head out to make memories with your friends and family, remember to Click It or Ticket."

(Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration)

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