Spring is here! The weather is getting warmer, the flowers are blooming, and birds are chirping. Along with these changes come changes in our daily schedules, clothing, and what needs maintenance around our homes. It is important to be aware of how these shifts could affect you, your daily life, and your family. It is easy to want to be carefree with all the warmth and loveliness Spring brings, but it is more important than ever to remain vigilant, and be aware and conscious of your safety and your surroundings. You need to know how to keep yourself and your loved ones safe this season. Here are six spring safety tips to help you spring into safety this season!
The National Safety Council recommends that every family have an emergency plan in place in event of a natural disaster like a tornado or thunderstorm. The emergency plan should be reviewed by the whole family and include several items:
- Have a home and car emergency kit filled with items like flashlights in case of a blackout, a first aid kit in case of injury, water, non-perishable food, batteries, duct tape, and medications.
- A comprehensive communication plan to outline how your family members will contact one another or meet. Our Silent Beacon device is a great way to quickly notify your friends and family that you are safe, or that you need their help.
- A shelter-in-place plan if outside air is contaminated.
- FEMA recommends sealing windows, doors and air vents with plastic sheeting if air does become dangerous.
- A getaway plan including various routes and destinations in different directions
Don’t Forget! Make sure that your first aid kit is updated!
According to the National Fire Protection Association, three out of every five home fire deaths result from fires in homes with no smoke alarms. Especially in the spring with the weather getting warmer, fire alarms should be tested every month. And the batteries should be replaced at least once a year. Make sure that you have a smoke alarm in every bedroom and common area of each floor of your home. That will ensure that everyone in your household can be notified in case of a fire emergency.
Don’t Forget! Replace your carbon monoxide detectors as well to ensure maximum safety this spring!
As the weather warms and ice melts, you’ll want to spend some time outside. Don’t be fooled by the blooming flowers and the sunny skies, springtime weather can change extremely quickly and there can be some severe storms. It is important to be cognizant of the forecast for the entire day before you go out. Also, to continuously be aware of how the temperature could change dramatically. If skies look threatening, check to see if a storm watch or warning has been issued in your area before you head outdoors. If you are already outside and the weather conditions become threatening, head immediately to an enclosed building or vehicle and for a tornado warning, go to the nearest safe structure.
Don’t Forget! The extra rain and thawing snow in spring can cause rivers, streams and creeks to become dangerous, so be careful!
Although the sun is shining, and the bees are buzzing, make sure to dress in layers and be prepared for any conditions that the springtime may throw at you. The weather can change very quickly and drastically, so it is important to be prepared with a raincoat or an umbrella whenever possible. The sunshine you were so wonderfully enjoying might swiftly turn into rain or even snow!
Don’t Forget! When your day is over, make sure to check yourself and your loved ones for ticks to prevent contracting Lyme disease!
With the weather is warm and the outdoors so enticing, it can be easy to lose track of time and stay out for the majority of the day. The sun is out longer during the spring and summer. Make sure to protect your skin with sunscreen. Even though the days feel longer, you don’t want to be far away from your house or car when it gets dark. Make sure to allow yourself enough time to get safely back where you need to be.
In any season, the Silent Beacon personal safety device is the best precaution you can take against any and all dangers you might face. Your digital bodyguard, this small, portable device allows you to call for help with the simple push of a button. Different emergencies require different responses. Silent Beacon allows you to customize who you call for help, whether that’s 911, emergency services, a family member or friend, or even phone numbers overseas. You can also use it to text or email your emergency contacts.
Then, if you find yourself in danger whether outside or in your home, you can press the panic button to send customized alerts to your contact list via text message, phone call, and/or email.
Silent Beacon uses your smartphone’s GPS to send your location in real-time via text, email, and push notifications to people who can help you in an emergency. This feature adds a whole extra layer of safety, enabling contacts to find you if you’re incapacitated or unable to talk.
Spring into Safety by following these tips. Now, if there was a thunderstorm, natural disaster or fire in the spring, you can easily call for help and alert your loved ones of the emergency. With Silent Beacon, know you can get the help you need in an emergency. Stay safe, with Silent Beacon.
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