'Tis the Season for Safety
Enjoying the holidays with loved ones is a cherished tradition, but don’t let your guard down. The season’s festivities may bring us closer together, but they also bring dangerous hazards.
The good news is that holiday safety is achievable with awareness and preparedness.
Here are some simple tips to ensure family time is enjoyed safely.
Holiday lights can start fires. Deck the halls safely by checking holiday lights for cracked sockets and frayed wires. Keep decorations 3 feet away from heat sources.
To learn more about home fire safety, visit https://www.ready.gov/home-fires.
Cooking up a holiday feast? Cooking is the main cause of home fires, especially during the holidays. Never leave the kitchen with the stove turned on, and always keep a fire extinguisher nearby.
For more home fire prevention tips, visit https://www.usfa.fema.gov/prevention/
Be wary of holiday scams. Online thieves do most of their damage at this time of year. Regularly monitor your devices for security breaches. Awareness is your best defense.
Visit https://www.cisa.gov/shop-safely for more information on holiday scams and other cyber threats.
Flu season is here… again. For those 6 months and older, getting vaccinated is the most effective way to reduce the risk from seasonal flu.
For seasonal flu information and vaccination resources, visit https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/index.html.