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Recent Local Fire Fatalities

While everyone associates the three words: Stop, Drop, and Roll with preventing death and minimizing injuries from fire, another three words can impact your chances of surviving a house fire… “Close the door” Sleeping with bedroom doors closed can buy you life-saving time in a fire! According to Steve Kerber, director of the Underwriters Laboratories […]

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Another tragic loss caused by the silent killer…

We were saddened to learn of the death of a 13 year old child in Perth Amboy, NJ, needlessly killed by carbon monoxide. We are learning that many others were hospitalized. When first responders arrived, they found unconscious victims on hallway floors and immediately evacuated the building. Again, we URGE our clients….Install carbon monoxide detectors […]

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Carbon Monoxide – The invisible killer – are you protected?

Carbon monoxide poisoning can cause brain damage and death….. You can’t see it, smell it, or taste it, but carbon monoxide can kill you. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Symptoms …Low levels of carbon monoxide poisoning can cause symptoms easily confused with signs of flu, food poisoning, or other illnesses and can cause long term health risks. […]

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Keeping your Children Safe

As another school year approaches, here are ways to keep your children safe while traveling home and while in the home On their way home Before school begins, show your child the exact route they are to take on the way home. This should include obvious things like crossing streets at traffic lights or corners, […]

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Kidnap-Proof Your Child

Unfortunately, we are frequently notified by schools and law enforcement of attempted abductions, and we often learn about the release of convicted sex offenders into our communities. Gone are the days when children could just go outside and play alone and unsupervised. We encourage parents, grandparents, and caregivers to continually communicate and prepare the child […]

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Are Your Smoke/Heat Alarms Operational? Are They Monitored?

Are Your Smoke/Heat Alarms Operational? Are They Monitored? Although the importance of operational smoke alarms has been stressed in several of our past newsletters, tragedies continue to occur.   A recent Staten Island Advance article reported that “the lack of smoke detectors figured in Staten Island fire death last year”, referring to the tragic death of […]

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