Category: Safety

Spooktacular safety precautions

Did you know that on average, twice as many kids are killed while walking on Halloween as compared to any other day of the year? All of the scariest movies in the world don’t add up to the fear I … Continue reading

Is my smartphone making me dumb about safety?

While we have been making tremendous strides in decreasing childhood injuries over the last twenty years there is a disturbing trend as reported by the Wall Street Journal last week. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the … Continue reading

Planning an Escape

Does your family have an escape plan if your home were to ever be on fire?  If you don’t, unfortunately, you aren’t alone. According to a recent  study, 77 percent of American households have not developed and practiced a plan … Continue reading

Walk to School Day – Today and Every Day!

Today is International Walk to School Day! It’s a day when many school children are learning about safe pedestrian habits – and kids in Dayton are no exception. I’ll be with kids at Greenmont Elementary in Kettering for their event … Continue reading

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