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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.

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Top 5 Fireworks Safety Tips

The 4th of July is right around the corner! Whether you are attending a barbecue,  block party, or a trip to the beach, remember to safely use fireworks during your…

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Pet Fire Safety Day: Keep Your 4 Legged Family Members Safe

July 15 is Pet Fire Safety Day.  Each year an estimated 500,000 pets are affected by home fires, and nearly 1,000 house fires are accidentally started by the homeowner’s pet.…

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7 Simple Steps to Prevent your Child from Drowning

Whether children are swimming at a home pool or in natural bodies of water, with friends or with family, water safety is always key. Two children 14 years and under die every day from drowning and it is the third leading cause of all deaths for children ages 1 to 4.…

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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.

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Reality Check: Debunking 9-1-1 myths

Our current 911 system was designed in the 1950s and early 60s for landline phones. Today, 40% of households are mobile only and more than 70% of 911 calls come…

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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.”…

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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.

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