Labor Day Safety Tips

 Labor Day is quickly approaching, which means a longer weekend for most. Whether staying home or going on a long weekend vacation, help residents make informed decisions about their holiday celebrations by posting these new graphics on Neighbors.

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Get home safe 

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[Agency] wishes you a happy and safe Labor Day weekend surrounded by friends and family! If you head out to celebrate, make sure you have a sober ride home."


Vacation Safety Reminders

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If you are heading out or traveling over the holiday weekend, take preventative measures to reduce risk so you can relax and have peace of mind while away."

(Source: National Crime Prevention Bureau)


Grilling Safety

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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)


Keep your home safe - 1

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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: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau)


Keep your home safe - 2

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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."

(Source: National Crime Prevention Council)


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)

 

 

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