September: National Preparedness Month
Our Facebook page has been filled with tips, tricks, and truths to get you more prepared this month. Here is what we have covered so far via Facebook for National Preparedness Month:
- Would you know how to use a fire extinguisher if the time came? Check out the link below to learn how to properly use your fire extinguisher. --https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFifToYGgto&feature=youtu.be
- Did you know? To minimize the damage from wildfires and winds, remove dead trees and limbs from around your home or building.
- Thanks to esurance.com we learned 5 fire hazards that you may not think about everyday. Those include: dust collection, dead/decaying flowers, piles of newspaper, glass fixtures, and oil-stained linens and clothes. To read more about how these could be hazardous visit -- http://blog.esurance.com/fire-safety-part-2-5-fire-hazards-you-didn't-know-about/
- The question was asked, “When floodwater is present in your home, should you turn off the power?” The answer is, “In the event of incoming flood waters, you should turn off your power but ONLY if your floor is clear of standing water.”
- Did you know? Most foods – meat, poultry, fish, dairy and cooked leftovers – are safe to eat for up to 4 hours from the time the power in your refrigerator goes out. After that, it’s time to discard.