Entries by IMFD

Kids and Car Safety

Kids and Cars: Love them, Protect Them: Never leave children alone in or around cars; not even for a minute Put something you’ll need like your cell phone, handbag, employee ID or brief case, etc., on the floor board in the back seat… Safety Tips from KidsAndCars.org

Hurricane Myths

Some Hurricane Myths… 54% of Americans think taping windows protects from hurricane damage, when in fact it is a waste of time and money and may prove to be dangerous. Permanent wind shutters provide the best protection against flying debris and wind. 84% of Americans believe they need to evacuate based on wind speed, but […]

Fire Escape Plan

Mistakes Cost Lives. Plan Ahead. Draw Your Fire Escape Plan. Have a Plan for Anyone with a Disability… Home Fire Escape Plan.

Grilling Safety Tips

There’s nothing like outdoor grilling. It’s one of the most popular ways to cook food. But, a grill placed too close to anything that can burn is a fire hazard. They can be very hot, causing burn injuries. Follow these simple tips and you will be on the way to safe grilling. Grilling Safety Tips.

Cook Safely!

Did you Know?  Cooking is the main cause of home fires and fire injuries. You can prevent cooking fires. Take these steps to keep your family safe! Cook Safely! Prevent Kitchen Fires    

All Hazards Guide

Get the All Hazards Guide to Preparedness: It’s Everyone’s Responsibility. Lee County 2017-2018. Here in Lee County it’s not just about hurricanes! The All Hazards Guide has information to answer your questions regarding most of the hazards we face in Southwest Florida. The All Hazards Guide has been published for more than 20 years with […]

Multimedia Tools to Teach Kids to be Safer Near the Water

Find out about the Pool Safely Pledge, download the Pool Safely Smartphone App and scan the Pool Safely QR code to watch a video and teach young children the Pool Safely Song! Learn more about teaching kids to be safer near the water from Pool Safely multimedia tools. Pool Safely! Teach kids to be safer […]

Preventing Identity Theft While Traveling

When you leave your house to travel this summer, whether overseas or at a local hotel for a “staycation”, there are many things you are thinking about including packing suitcases, pet sitters, or confirming reservations. Yet how many travelers think about protecting their identity? Here are some tips to help make your travel safer: 1. […]

Pre-Hurricane Preparation Information

Every home should have a 72-Hour Disaster Survival kit. Ensure a minimum three-day (72 hours) supply for each person. Although hurricanes are our focus, other events could require evacuation. Brush fires, hazardous material spills, floods and tornados all have the potential to disrupt our daily activities. Here is a minimum suggested list of survival kit […]