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The Safety Zone

Tips and techniques for a safer home and better health.

A Safe Home and Family

While keeping your family safe, it is important to keep your home safe as well. From understanding what emergency responders need to know about your home, to the best ways to prepare and protect against in-home accidents, injuries and weather related risks, the Safety Zone will provide relevant tips and articles about what your can do to ensure you have A Safe Home.


The Danger of TV Tip-Overs

Every 3 weeks a child dies from a television tipping over. Over the past 10 years, a child visited the emergency room every 45 minutes because of a TV tipping over.

Shoveling is Not Safe for Everyone. What to Watch Out For.

While some may get a workout shoveling snow, others may be putting themselves at risk. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), anyone 40 or older and those who aren’t very active should take extra caution when shoveling.

5 Thanksgiving Day Foods That Can Kill Your Dog

Avoid sharing these foods with your dog this Thanksgiving or else you will be skipping pie and headed straight to the Emergency Room. 1. Turkey Skin: Fatty foods like turkey…

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The 4-1-1 on 9-1-1

What is 9-1-1? How does it work, and what do I need to know about calling 9-1-1? The Safety Zone will offer history, facts, and tips on everything you'll ever need to know about the national emergency number in the U.S.


9-1-1 News: “I had to tell myself to stay calm.”

A Weekly Round Up of 9-1-1 Stories in the News Young boy honored for calling 9-1-1 to revive Dad from diabetic seizure “I had to tell myself to stay calm.”…


Why Sign Up for Smart911? One Graphic Explains It All

When you dial 9-1-1, the 9-1-1 call taker is only able to see very limited amounts of information about you. Below you can see the drastic difference between a landline 9-1-1 call, a mobile 9-1-1 call and a call with a Smart911 Safety Profile.

9-1-1 News: “My car’s filling up with water”

A Weekly Round Up of 9-1-1 Stories in the News 9-1-1 caller: “My car’s filling up with water” A cellphone, a 911 dispatcher and two fast-acting police officers helped save…

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