Safety Topics

November celebrates several awareness months: Epilepsy, Diabetes, Alzheimer’s and Caregiver’s.   As awareness is spread about each of these causes, take a moment to think, Is 9-1-1 Aware? If you had to dial 9-1-1: Are they aware of your medical condition? Are they aware that you may need a specific treatment plan? Are they aware […]

Oct 13, 2016

The best way to avoid a grease fire is to not have one. While you are cooking, keep an eye on the oil as it’s heating. If you notice smoke, turn down the heat or remove the pot from the burner completely. The oil won’t immediately catch fire once it starts smoking, but smoke is a danger […]

Oct 10, 2016

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 skin and gravy are difficult for dogs to digest. Your dog’s pancreas can even become inflamed, resulting in pancreatitis, a very serious disease. 2. Cooked […]

Oct 10, 2016
Since Thanksgiving is the leading day for home cooking fires, carve out some time this holiday season to practice kitchen safety and keep your family safe.   1.  Stay in the kitchen when you are frying, grilling, or broiling. If you are simmering, baking or roasting, remain at home and check the food often. Set [...]
Oct 10, 2016

More than 65 million people, 29% of the U.S. population, provide care for a chronically ill, disabled or aged family member or friend during any given year and spend an average of 20 hours per week providing care for their loved one.  Some of the most common medical conditions that require a caregiver include Alzheimer’s […]

Oct 9, 2016

Worldwide, there are at least 44 million people living with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Everyone who has a brain is at risk to develop Alzheimer’s—but everyone can help to fight it. According to the the American Alzheimer’s Association:  Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease, where dementia symptoms gradually worsen over a number of years. In its early […]

Oct 9, 2016

Epilepsy affects about 2 million people in the U.S. and is characterized by recurrent, unprovoked seizures. According to the CDC: delayed recognition of these seizures and inadequate treatment increases the risk for additional seizures, disability, decreased health-related quality of life and, in rare instances, death. That is why it is so important for 9-1-1 and first […]

Oct 9, 2016

Diabetes is the condition in which the body does not properly process food for use as energy. Most of the food we eat is turned into glucose, or sugar, for our bodies to use for energy. The pancreas, an organ that lies near the stomach, makes a hormone called insulin to help glucose get into […]

Oct 9, 2016

In addition to setting your clock backward for daylight saving time, remember to change your smoke alarm batteries and update your Smart911 Safety Profile. 1. Turn your clock backward 1 hour 2. Change your smoke alarm battery 3. Update your Safety Profile at www.smart911.com Nearly two-thirds of home fire deaths occurred in properties without working smoke […]

Oct 9, 2016

Fire Prevention Week is celebrated October 9 – 15, and this year’s theme is “Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years.”

Sep 19, 2016