Safety Topics

What would you do if your property were flooded? Are you prepared? Even if you feel you live in a community with a low risk of flooding, remember that anywhere it rains, it can flood. Since floods are among the most frequent and costly natural disasters, it pays to be prepared. 1. Build an emergency […]

Jan 6, 2017

February is American Heart Month. Roughly 325,000 people die annually of coronary attack before they even get to a hospital. Learn the heart attack warning signs to recognize in yourself and others. It could save a life. 1. Chest Discomfort: A sensation in the center of the chest that feels like pressure, fullness, squeezing or pain. This […]

Jan 6, 2017
National Poison Prevention Week is March 19-25, 2017.  This annual awareness event is nationally designated to highlight the dangers of poisonings and how to prevent them.  If you ever have to call 9-1-1 in the event of a poisoning, your Smart911 Safety Profile can relay important information to 9-1-1 call takers and first responders. Poisoning Statistics: [...]
Jan 4, 2017

  What if your child goes missing? According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the first three hours are the most critical when trying to locate a missing child. When a child is reported missing it can take an hour or more just to distribute a current photo to law enforcement officers […]

Jan 4, 2017

Instead of a New Year’s resolution that will be a distant memory come January 30th, pick easy and simple resolution that will keep you and your family safe this year. 1. Be sure your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors work. A working smoke alarm cuts the chances of dying in afire in half. Test and change […]

Dec 31, 2016

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

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