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February is heart month: knowing hands-only CPR can save a life

Are you prepared to help in a medical emergency if someone goes into cardiac arrest? A cardiac patient’s chance of becoming a long-term survivor are more than doubled if a bystander on the scene administers prompt CPR. Administering hands-only CPR (without breaths) is a simple technique that only takes a… [ Keep reading ]

February is heart month: Learn about stroke awareness

February is Heart Month and this week we are highlighting stroke awareness. Did you know that stroke is a leading cause of death in the United States and is a major cause of serious disability for adults? According to the CDC, about 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke each… [ Keep reading ]

Don’t Let Icy Decks (or Stairs or Walkways) Give You the Slip – Frosty Weather Can Still Cause Havoc

As winter weather makes it presence known, it doesn’t necessarily take a blizzard to make conditions in the Pacific Northwest hazardous. With so many of us working or going to school at home, it’s especially important to take precautions around the house. Freezing nighttime temperatures combined with moisture on decks,… [ Keep reading ]

Burn Awareness Week: Electrical Safety

February 7-13, 2021 is National Burn Awareness Week and is sponsored by the American Burn Association. The theme for this year is electrical burns. Here are a few safety tips to prevent injuries at home. More tips from the American Burn Association on electrical safety. More Information: Electrical Safety from… [ Keep reading ]

NEW! Multi-lingual and ASL cooking fire safety video

Every year, the Seattle Fire Department responds to hundreds of cooking-related fires. With more people cooking at home because of the pandemic, the concern for cooking fires is elevated. Cooking fires remain the main cause of home fires in the U.S. To help try to reduce cooking-related fires, the Seattle… [ Keep reading ]

What to do when the power goes out.

In the Pacific Northwest, winter storms are unpredictable and can lead to power outages. Staying warm and cooking food during a power outage shouldn’t put you at risk. Burning gas, wood or charcoal inside your home will increase your risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. It is an invisible, odorless gas… [ Keep reading ]

What’s on Your Holiday Safety Wish List?

#1 – Distribution of effective COVID-19 vaccine for all#2 – Increased health and safety in 2021#3 – Safe return and resumption of our educational and economic systems Not your typical stocking stuffers, that’s for sure. There is still much to determine when it comes to this wish list, but one… [ Keep reading ]

Being safe with outdoor heaters and fire pits

As the pandemic continues into winter, more people are finding ways to socialize safely outside and seeking ways to stay warm while doing so. Outdoor fire pits, outdoor gas and electric portable heaters are being used in greater numbers. In addition to taking Covid-19 precautions, consider the potential risks associated… [ Keep reading ]

Thanksgiving is a little different this year but safety remains on the table

While Thanksgiving gatherings will be smaller this year, being safe in the kitchen will be just as important. Thanksgiving is the leading day for home cooking-related fires in the U.S. How to be safe in the kitchen Check on food regularly while cooking – unattended cooking is the number one… [ Keep reading ]

Electrical fire safety: keep an eye on extension cords and wall outlets

Did you know that over half of all home electrical fires involve lighting equipment or home electrical wiring? Overloaded outlets and the misuse of extension cords are common electrical issues that can cause a home fire. Fortunately, there are some basic steps to take to prevent such fires. Safety tips:… [ Keep reading ]