Security Tip of The Day – December 2010By Home Security Source Dec 31, 2010 | 8:00:00 amPosted in: Home Security Tips
Friday, December 31, 2010:
Tip of the Day:Be safe as you ring in the New Year! Coordinate safe, sober transportation before going out and have a back-up plan just in case.
Thursday, December 30, 2010:
Tip of the Day: While celebrating New Year’s Eve this year, be aware of your surroundings and use the buddy system.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010:
Tip of the Day: If there is a fire in your microwave, immediately turn it off and keep the door closed until the fire is out.
Tuesday, December 28, 2010:
Tip of the Day: Never attempt to charge non-rechargeable batteries. Attempting to recharge non-rechargeable batteries could cause the batteries to explode.
Monday, December 27, 2010:
Tip of the Day: Holiday leftovers may taste delicious to you but could be toxic for pets. Be very careful not to feed pets dangerous human food.
Sunday December 26, 2010:
Tip of the Day: To avoid lacerations and puncture wounds use a manual can opener to open hard plastic clamshell packages.
Saturday, December 25, 2010:
Tip of the Day: Keep a trash bag handy as presents are unwrapped to ensure that wrapping paper is kept away from the fireplace and any lit candles.
Friday, December 24, 2010:
Tip of the Day:Sharpen kitchen knives frequently; a sharp kitchen knife is safer than a dull one. The extra force used to cut with dull knives can lead to slips and cause injuries.
Thursday, December 23, 2010:
Tip of the Day:Keep in mind that noisemakers at holiday parties could scare pets and cause hearing damage. Also, confetti if ingested could make pets very sick.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010:
Tip of the Day: When cooking with oil avoid overheating, which can result in a quick forming fire. Excessive bubbling, frothing and smoke are signs of overheated oil.
Tuesday, December 21, 2010:
Tip of the Day: If you are celebrating the holidays at the home of a family member or friend, remember their house may not be childproofed.
Monday, December 20, 2010:
Tip of the Day: Never plug a microwave into an extension cord. The microwave could overload the circuit and potentially start a fire.
Sunday, December 19, 2010:
Tip of the Day: To help prevent accidental falls and kitchen fires, don’t allow pets in the kitchen while you are cooking.
Saturday, December 18, 2010:
Tip of the Day: During the busy holiday season it is important to watch out for distracted and emotional drivers. Respect fellow drivers and pay close attention to the road.
Friday, December 17, 2010:
Tip of the Day: Keep your pet from drinking water from your Christmas tree stand. Your tree needs the hydration and stagnant tree water could have bacteria harmful to pets.
Thursday, December 16, 2010:
Tip of the Day: Ask your family and friends for help around the holidays to help reduce stress.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010:
Tip of the Day: Regular exercise can help improve balance and coordination, which can in turn help prevent falls.
Tuesday, December 14, 2010:
Tip of the Day: Never use candles to decorate your Christmas tree.
Monday, December 13, 2010:
Tip of the Day: If you opt for an artificial tree this year ensure that it is labeled fire retardant by the manufacturer.
Sunday, December 12, 2010:
Tip of the Day: When purchasing toys for children this holiday, make sure stuffed animals are washable and paints are lead-free and nontoxic.
Saturday, December 11, 2010:
Tip of the Day: Drivers 85-years-old and older have four times as many fatal car crashes. Take time to have an honest talk with elderly family and friends about driving.
Friday, December 10, 2010:
Tip of the Day: In homes with small children, keep sharp breakable decorations out of reach. Also, make sure trimmings and any decorations that resemble candy are kept always from small children.
Thursday, December 9, 2010:
Tip of the Day: Avoid gifting toys with strings or cords longer than seven inches, which are a potential strangulation hazard for young children.
Wednesday, December 8, 2010:
Tip of the Day: When cooking, keep a lid nearby to suffocate any small grease pan fires. If you have a small pan fire, use the lid to smother it and immediately turn off the heat.
Tuesday, December 7, 2010:
Tip of the Day: This holiday consider using electric candles to avoid fire hazards.
Monday, December 6, 2010:
Tip of the Day: Did you know it’s National Handwashing Awareness Week? Help prevent foodborne illnesses by washing your hands often and especially before eating.
Sunday, December 5, 2010:
Tip of the Day: Help prevent your Christmas tree from drying out by cutting a few inches off the tree trunk. Fresh wood absorbs water better to help keep your tree from becoming a fire hazard.
Saturday, December 4, 2010:
Tip of the Day: It’s Safe Toys and Gifts Month! Make sure you are aware of all recent toy recalls before purchasing gifts for children.
Friday, December 3, 2010:
Tip of the Day: Never string more than three sets of lights together on a single extension cord as this could overload the outlet and result in a fire.
Thursday, December 2, 2010:
Tip of the Day: When someone is suffering from hypothermia, remove wet clothes, wrap the victim in warm blankets and give him/her warm liquids with no alcohol or caffeine until help arrives.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010:
Tip of the Day: Make sure Chanukah menorahs are placed on a solid level surface away from flammable objects.
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