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How to Navigate Hurricane Season with Medical Disabilities

Posted on 06/07/2021

Disaster planning is imperative, especially for those that are diagnosed with a medical disability. A 'disaster kit' will often contain basic survival supplies while also catering to your specific medical needs. Some examples of these particular items are outlined below:… Read More

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Do you know your home?

Posted on 05/21/2021

As hurricane season approaches, it is important for residents to know if they live in an area that is in an evacuation zone. Evacuation zones are generally low-lying or flood prone. Residents living in these areas are the most likely… Read More

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Hurricane season is approaching! Are you ready?

Posted on 05/12/2021

Before a hurricane is expected to make landfall, make sure your family has a disaster plan in place. Including locating evacuation shelters, finding the most secure place to shelter in your home, identifying outdoor items that should be brought inside,… Read More

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April is National Pet Month! Are you ready?

Posted on 04/15/2021

Did you know that April is National Pet Month? We'd like to take a moment to discuss pet fire safety tips with you so you can keep your furry loved ones safe. While pets provide us with friendship, love, and… Read More

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Plugging in Space Heaters

Posted on 01/11/2021

While there are many ways to plug in a space heater, always exercise caution when doing so. Use the tips below when deciding how to use your space heater. According to the National Fire Protection Association, NFPA, nearly half (48%)… Read More

Ensure Your Christmas Tree Doesn't Become a Hazard!

Ensure Your Christmas Tree Doesn't Become A Hazard!

Posted on 12/15/2020

Be sure to check with the City of Winter Park Sustainability Program to find the best way to recycle your tree.

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Thanksgiving Safety!

Posted on 11/22/2020

Safety in the kitchen is essential, especially on Thanksgiving Day, which is the leading day of the year for home fires involving cooking equipment.

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Are you cooking with safety in mind?

Posted on 03/29/2020

For centuries cooking has brought families and friends together. Did you know that cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires and injuries? You can do your part in preventing a cooking disaster by following a few simple… Read More

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Are you being safe when using lithium batteries?

Posted on 03/03/2020

Lithium-ion battery accidents and fires are on the rise but can be prevented! We rely on lithium-ion batteries to power our everyday lives, from cell phones and remotes to vehicles. It is essential to be aware of the potential dangers… Read More

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Escape Plans and Why You Should Have One

Posted on 02/20/2020

Always plan ahead! If your home catches on fire, you may only have a few minutes to get your family to safety. Each family member can do their part to make the process smoother. Families can start by drawing a… Read More