Test your smoke alarms today.

The holidays are a good time to test your smoke alarm and change the batteries.

Watch toddler tripping on Halloween night

Tots tend to trip & fall under the best of conditions, take extra precautions on Halloween night.

Costume safety

Look for flame-resistant labels when buying costumes, masks, beards, and wigs.

Jack-o-lanterns and kid costumes

If you set jack-o-lanterns on your porch don’t use candles, use a batter operated alternative.

Refrigerator safety

Practice safety in the kitchen. Move all glassed items in the refrigerator to the higher shelves

School bus safety tip

Make sure that your child’s clothes do not have any loose drawstrings, which can get caught in school bus doors andcan be a safety hazard for toddler

Safety in walking to school

Make sure your child’s walk to a school is a safe route with well-trained adult crossing guards at every intersection.

Toddler proofing outside your home

Your house may be toddler proof, but neighbors and relatives may not have the need. That means parents must be on particular guard when visiting others’ homes for safety.

Making for safe swing sets

Backyard swing sets and play areas are wonderful, but make sure they are safe by having a soft surface underneath.

Fireworks and tot safety

Sparklers, considered by many the ideal ‘safe’ firework for the young, burn at very high temperatures and can easily ignite clothing.

Safety around BBQs

Children are naturally curious about BBQs. Each year about 1,000 people suffer burns. Stay safe this holiday.

Always use a car safety seat

Be sure your child rides in correctly installed seat. If you have any questions, many local fire and police departments will help you

Hot drink safety tip

Drink hot beverages out of spill-proof and unbreakable travel mugs to avoid burns.

Bathroom safety tip

Avoid expensive plumber calls, keep the toilet lid down and locked when not in use.

What’s in your bag?

Come in to your home and plop your bag right on the floor? Pick it up immediately! There could be medications, breath mints, coins & other non tot friendly items

Practice kid safety in the kitchen

Toddlers gravitate to the kitchen. Practice kid safety in the kitchen by cooking on the back burners and turn pot handles away so they aren’t in reach.

Protect toys (and kids)

Secure (with strong tape) the battery compartment of not only every single remote control in the home, but desk clocks, toys, battery-operated toothbrushes, monitors and anything else that requires batteries.

Install toilet seat locks

Install toilet seat locks; turn over all buckets and store them up high, where they cannot collect standing water or be reached by children.

Chemical safety tip

Chemical safety tip: purchase cleaners, household chemicals & other potentially hazardous products with child resistant packaging.

Toddler airport safety tip.

Carry a current photo of each child you are traveling with. If separated you can immediately hand the photo to airport security (or theme park or mall) and they will photocopy it and circulate it very quickly.