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National Water Safety Month – learn the importance of teaching children how to swim

Warm weather is here and it won’t be much longer before we’re back in the heat of summer. That’s why May is National Water Safety Month – an entire month dedicated to informing the public about how to enjoy all forms of aquatic activities, from home pools and spas, to water parks and water recreation facilities, safely. Coordinated by the Association of Pool & Space Professionals, National Water Safety Month empathizes the importance of being aware of how quickly a drowning incident can occur. Each year, approximately 3,500 people die from drowning; 25 percent of these incidents involve children younger than the ... Read More

Winter safety tips from CPSC and Red Cross aim to increase preparedness for cold weather

With cold weather and winter storms working their way through the U.S., Americans are hoping to start the new year on the right foot despite the dangerous climate effects around the country. Being aware of your surroundings while taking precautions from both indoor and outdoor hazards, such as power outages, dangerous roadways and freezing temperatures can make a difference between life and death. Staying warm in the harsh winter months can be a difficult task. Home heating is considered to be one of the leading causes of residential building fires during wintertime. From 2005 to 2007, nearly 33,000 fires and ... Read More