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Resolve to Be Ready – Make 2021 Your Safest Year Yet

Check out the tips below to make 2021 your safest year yet

With the rollout of vaccines now underway, it’s only a matter of time before the raging pandemic of 2020 will be in our rearview mirror. As we look ahead to 2021, make a New Year’s Resolution to keep yourself and your family safe throughout the year.

Check out our quick list of monthly fire safety and injury prevention tips. We’ll share more information on each of these topics throughout the year.

January – Keep a ready supply of de-icer on hand to prevent slips and falls on icy decks, stairs, driveways and sidewalks
February – Check your hot water heater thermostat to prevent burns and scalds. It can happen in seconds.

Make your water heater is set properly to avoid hot water scalds.

March – March 14: Spring Ahead – move your clocks forward one hour. Check your smoke alarms to make sure they’re working!
April – Move beds and furniture away from windows to prevent your toddler from falling out.
May – Get your child’s car seat inspected by the safety experts at Children’s Hospital.
June – Sign up for a CPR class – free through Medic Two. Practice your home escape plan and know two ways out of every room.

AED in use
Sign up for a free CPR class – learn how to use an AED.

July – Celebrate Independence Day safely – leave fireworks to the professionals.
August – Be safe when summer grilling. Follow our tips for safe BBQs with family and friends.
September – Refresh your emergency preparedness kit and practice drop, cover and hold in case of earthquake.
October – October 3-9: Fire Prevention week – Check your carbon monoxide alarm. If it’s more than 7 years old, replace the entire unit.

Review and practice how your family will get out of the house in case of fire.

November – Nov 7: Fall Back – move your clocks back one hour and test your smoke alarms! Get your chimney inspected and cleaned as cooler weather begins.
December – Keep the holiday merry and bright – don’t let unattended candles or dry trees catch the house on fire.

Thinking ahead will ensure everyone in your household stays happy, safe and sound for the coming year.