10 Practical Back-to-School Safety Tips for Parents


As the end of summer draws near, back-to-school activities start taking priority in most homes throughout the Bay Area. Part of those activities should include familiarizing yourself with the safety and security of your child’s school and learning how the school handles emergencies. ASK YOUR CHILD Your child may be your best source for understanding and improving school safety, so ask if there are areas in or around the school that make him or her feel unsafe, and ask if

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10 Electrical Safety Tips for Your Home

Electrical Safety Tips for Your Home

Each year, fire departments across the US respond to nearly 50,000 home structure fires involving electrical failure or malfunction. Protect your home and family from burns, shocks, and fires by following these tips: Regularly check electric cords for wear and tear. Replace worn or frayed cords as damaged cords can cause shock, short circuit, or even start a fire Avoid overloading outlets. Plug only one high-wattage appliance into each receptacle outlet at a time and never “piggyback” extra appliances on

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