Posts by Alexander Balish

Emergency Preparedness

Here are a few things to keep you and your family safe as we weather (ha, ha) hurricane season…  Start by making an emergency plan.  While this may seem like something very basic, many families don’t have a plan of action in the case of an emergency.  Simple measures like a phone list of emergency or important phone numbers, how you…

Summer Camps and Daycares will open

Keep these tips in mind as you prepare to send your kids to camp and back to daycare! As the Coronavirus continues on, some states and Governors are starting to ease the restrictions.  After all, the intent of quarantine wasn’t to stop the disease, it was meant to slow its rapid growth and not overwhelm…

6 Summer Safety Tips

6 Tips to Play it Safe Summer is upon us and that means more family fun outdoors. It also means new things to think about when it comes to playing it safe. With school days winding down and pool days heating up, now is the time to think about safety. Here are some things to…

May is Stroke Awareness Month

Did you know that nearly 800,000 people in the U.S. will have a stroke this year? It is the fifth leading cause of death, and less than one in five Americans know all the symptoms for stroke. It is crucial for a stroke victim to get medical attention immediately; ideally within three hours from the…

Spring Checklist for Parents

SPRING HAS SPRUNG! Winter is finally losing its grip and signs of spring are popping up all around us. Kids and parents alike are ready to get outside and enjoy all that spring has to offer. Here are some tips to make that transition with ease: 1. Helmet check. Spring is the perfect time to…

Are you an AED Manager?

Mistakes You Might Be Making Here are 10 Mistakes made by AED Managers and what you should do instead: Thinking of your AED program as a short-term project.  When implementing your AED program, you must think long-term. Saving a collapsed victim takes minutes, but those few minutes require months of preparation and a long-term mindset. Too…

Don’t Be Left Out in the Cold!

Winter is in full swing, and that means colder temperatures and a higher risk for cold related emergencies. If you spend prolonged time outside for work, or for fun, you could be susceptible to Frostbite, Hypothermia and/or Immersion Foot. Frostbite can happen when parts of your body (like fingers, nose and toes) are exposed to…

10 Toy Safety Tips to Remember this Season

10 Toy Safety Tips to Remember this Season Did you know that December is National Safe Toys and Gifts Month? The US Consumer Product Safety Commission has developed stringent 3rd party testing on all toys using independent labs from around the world. While these inspections protect dangerous toys from getting into the marketplace, it is…
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