June - National Safety Month
June is National Safety Month
Every week throughout June is an opportunity to make a difference in your home, work and community.
Identifying risks around your home and improving safety standards protects everyone in your community.
We will post several safety tips throughout the month in our blog. You can also check out the National Safety Council website for tips and resources.
Today's tips are near and dear to our hearts as we have seen and personally felt the devastation:
SMOKE ALARMS - three out of five home fire deaths result from fires in homes with no smoke alarms according to the National Fire Protection Association. Be sure to test your smoke alarms every month and replace the batteries at least once a year. If the alarm is making a 'chirping' sound be sure to replace the battery immediately.
Smoke alarms should be in every bedroom and in common areas on each floor. Smoke alarms can be interconnected wirelessly so that they all sound when one detects smoke. This is the best way to notify everyone in the home or smoke or fire. Always purchase smoke alarms with the label of a reputable testing agency.