Carbon Monoxide Protection

Every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, hundreds of people in the U.S. die from carbon-monoxide (CO) poisoning—and the invisible, odorless gas sickens thousands more. The numbers seem even more tragic when you consider that most of these deaths and illnesses are preventable. Here are tips from the Consumer Product Safety […]

Handwashing & Kids

Hand washing is an easy, inexpensive, and effective way to prevent the spread of germs and keep people healthy. For kids, washing hands can be a fun and entertaining activity. It is simple enough for even very young children to understand. Hand washing gives children and adults a chance to take an active role in their own health. Once kids […]

Hand Washing

Frequent hand-washing is one of the best ways to avoid getting sick and spreading illness. Hand-washing requires only soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer — a cleanser that doesn’t require water. As you touch people, surfaces and objects throughout the day, you accumulate germs on your hands. In turn, you can infect yourself […]

Top Causes of House Fires

House fires cost home owners $6.9 Billion each year.  But what are some of the causes and statistics associated with fire losses?  Here’s a quick list: 42% of house fires start from Cooking 18% from Electrical issues 17% come from Arson cases 15% from Heating related issues 5% from Smoking 3% from indoor Candles 0.02% […]

Fall Fire Safety Tips

As the summer is behind us and fall is approaching, take a few moments to review some fall fire safety tips that can prevent disasters in your home. Home heating As we prepare to fire up the furnace for another season of hard work, it is important to have your system professionally inspected, cleaned and […]

Smoke Detectors

A properly installed and maintained smoke alarm is the first thing in your home that can alert you and your family to a fire 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Home fire sprinklers can also alert you, but are a few seconds slower than smoke alarms. Whether you’re awake or asleep, a working […]

Emergency Exit Plan For Fires

If you become aware of a fire or hear a fire alarm, the first priority is getting out safely. Once clear of the building and in a safe location call 9-1-1. * Take ALL fire alarms seriously and leave the building immediately. Do not stop. * Feel door handles. If they are warm, do not […]

Smoke Inhalation – Part 3

Follow Up Once the patient leaves the hospital, follow-up care is typically arranged. The patient should return immediately to the emergency department if they feel that their condition is worsening after discharge from the hospital. Medications may be prescribed, such as various inhalers and pain medications. The patient may notice shortness of breath with minimal exertion. […]