Sparky the Fire Dog on Smoke Alarms – Watch this Video!

Smoke Alarms, A Sound You Can Live With Video

A Fire Escape Plan – Watch this Video!

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Making and installing Plywood Shutters

If your home is not protected by impact-resistant windows and doors or impact-resistant shutters or panels, consider building your own temporary emergency panels.

Making and installing Plywood Shutters

Kids and Car Safety

Safety Tips from KidsAndCars.org

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

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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 in fact the greatest threat to life in a hurricane is flood and storm surge risk. Because hurricanes can be detected ahead of time, take heed of authorized evacuation warnings. Head for higher ground or evacuate to somewhere outside of the projected danger zone of the hurricane.
  • 69% of Americans believe that it costs more than $10,000 to strengthen their homes, when it can be done effectively for little more than $1000. Measures to protect against potential flooding and wind damage include reinforcing windows and roofs, waterproofing basements and elevating critical utilities.
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Home 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.

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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.

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Cook Safely! Prevent Kitchen Fires

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 | Lee County 2016-2017

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 one simple goal – to help you and your community be better prepared for the hazards that can become a part of our life.

All Hazards Guide to Preparedness: It’s Everyone’s Responsibility