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Partners in Prevention is spotlighting February as: Inspect your Fire-Safety Equipment!   February 1st, 2013

Now is the time to review your school’s safety-inspection calendar. It’s important for students, staff and facility managers to identify existing fire and safety hazards (like extension cords, electronics, storage) and to determine if safety equipment is operational. You should also be aware of how to correct deficiencies.

Listed below are inspection reminders for Facility Managers, and general safety rules that must be followed:

Inspect your Fire-Safety Equipment!

Your Friends at the Live Safe Foundation

Information on the monthly LIVEFIRESAFE campaign is presented in coordination with our partners in prevention:

CampusFireSafety.com & Pioneering Technology

 

 

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Partners in Prevention is spotlighting January as: Focus on Campus Fire Safety – Resolve to be Safer!   January 25th, 2013

So, have you made your 2013 resolutions by now? We encourage campus facility managers and student leaders to start the New Year off with resolution to improve fire safety on campus!

This year, we suggest putting the improvement of your campus fire safety on the top of your list of New Year’s resolutions – try doing something that will increase the protection of your campus community, students and staff: improve cooking fire safety knowledge, utilize fire prevention technologies, and take action!

Your Friends at the Live Safe Foundation

Information on the monthly LIVEFIRESAFE campaign is presented in coordination with our partners in prevention:

CampusFireSafety.com & Pioneering Technology

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Partners in Prevention is spotlighting December as: Eliminate Winter Hazards   December 12th, 2012

Winter, for many parts of the country, means colder weather, get- togethers, and spending more time indoors. Making campus dorm rooms, Greek Housing and off-campus residences comfortable and inviting often involves making it warmer and adding decorations. Alternative heating sources, candles, electrical equipment, cooking and smoking materials all create a risk of fire.  We are increasingly excited about adorning our homes with traditional Christmas trees, Menorahs, ornaments and garlands. Holiday decorations, as beautiful as they are, can also be a home fire hazard. Each year fire departments respond to roughly 260 structure fires caused by Christmas trees. Don’t let a tragic fire mar your spirits or, even worse, take a life.

Christmas Trees

  • Look for flame-resistant artificial trees.
  • Keep tree at least three feet away from heat sources.
  • Ensure your natural tree is kept fresh in water throughout its recommended two-week life.

    Click HERE to download December SafeT-etip!

Holiday Lights

  • Inspect holiday lights before using for frayed wires, bare spots, gaps in the insulation, or broken sockets.
  • Only use lights that have been tested and labeled by a recognized testing laboratory.
  • Avoid over-loading! Do not link more than three light strands.
  • Unplug your decorative lights when you leave.

Be especially cautious during the winter months to ensure your college campus does not fall victim to potential fire hazards. These fires can be prevented!

Candle Safety

The winter holiday season is a peak time for candle use. Candle fires in December increase by more than 50% compared to other months. Statistics provided by the National Fire Protection Association reveal that a candle fire in the home is reported to a fire department every 30 minutes. Candles in campus housing are not permitted–use electric or flameless candles instead. If you do burn candles, please follow these important fire safety tips:

  • Never leave a burning candle unattended.
  • Make sure candles are in stable bases and have plenty of space around them. Place them where they cannot be easily knocked down or turned over.
  • Flashlights or battery-powered lamps should be used during a power outage (not candles), keep fresh batteries handy to use.

Smoke Alarms

Working smoke alarms should be a priority at anytime of the year. Review your home escape plan.

Cooking & Heating Safety

Pay particular attention while cooking. Check stoves and other appliances before going to bed or leaving your home to make sure that such devices are completely turned “off”. Equip your stoves on campus with “HEHLT” – high-end heat limiting technology. Never use the oven or stovetop to heat a home; carbon monoxide gas can kill. Portable heaters need space, and to be secure.

Tis the Season of Giving

The holiday season is a time to offer help to those in need. What a perfect way to show your holiday spirit than by helping to give back to your campus! Help us create a SafeT-etip. Email us at info@live-safe.org and enter to win a FREE Safe-T-sensorTM.

As you gear up for 2013, why not take the time to learn more about engineered solutions that prevent fires and nuisance-alarm incidents on your campus?

Let us show you the value in innovative technology and how it works to reduce nuisance-alarm incidents, and the risks for both the students and your first responders. Our “Lunch and Learn” session is a perfect way to invest in your campus, students, staff and your school’s future safety! If you are interested in finding out more details and registering, please contact Earl Diment directly at (503) 819-2417 or email us at info@pioneeringtech.com.

Feel free to share and forward these SafeT-etips with your campus faculty, staff, students, parents, as well as any valued colleagues that you feel may benefit from this monthly campus safe living information.

To download this SafeT-etip, please link HERE for the linked PDF document.

Best Wishes to your Campus Staff and Students for a Safe and Happy Holiday Season!

Your Friends at the Live Safe Foundation

Information on the monthly LIVEFIRESAFE campaign is presented in coordination with our partners in prevention:

CampusFireSafety.com & Pioneering Technology

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Partners in Prevention is spotlighting November as: Keep that Holiday Kitchen Fire Safety!   November 6th, 2012

Campuses across the country begin to move from Fall into the winter holiday safety preparations. Students and faculty will either stay on campus or visit home to enjoy one of the most important meals of the year: Thanksgiving. Our monthly Partners in Prevention for Campus Safe Living SafeT-etip is dedicated to helping you and your students “Keep That Holiday Kitchen Fire Safe”.

Offer Thanks

Visiting Home or Staying on Campus?
Keep That Holiday Kitchen Fire Safe.

November brings us a time of Thanksgiving. It’s a time for most college students and staff to gather with family, cook together and share stories around a festive holiday table. It’s also a holiday that seems to revolve around the kitchen, which is usually crowded with guests and activity. Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires, according to the National Fire Protection Association. Odds are, someone you know will have a kitchen fire this holiday! Stovetop cooking is the #1 cause of fires in residences and college housing. Unattended cooking is the leading cause of kitchen fires and is the most prevalent cause of nuisance alarms and fire-department responses on college campuses.

Give To Those In Need

The Live Safe Foundation and Partners in Prevention are committed to working with college campuses to help bring innovative technology solutions to those who are most vulnerable. For a limited time only, we are offering your Campus Emergency Management Team and local Fire Service a complimentary “Lunch and Learn” session, and will provide one FREE  Safe-T-sensor™ solution per school (offer valid through November 30, 2012).

As you gear up for 2013, why not take the time to learn more about engineered solutions that prevent fires and nuisance-alarm incidents on your campus?

Allow us to give back! Let us show you the value in innovative technology and how it works to reduce nuisance-alarm incidents, and the risks for both the students and your first responders. Our “Lunch and Learn” session is a perfect way to invest in your campus, students, staff and your school’s future safety! If you are interested in finding out more details and registering, please contact Earl Diment directly at (503) 819-2417 or email us at info@pioneeringtech.com.

Feel free to share and forward these SafeT-etips with your campus faculty, staff, students, parents, as well as any valued colleagues that you feel may benefit from this monthly campus safe living information.

(Please don’t forget the linked PDF document.)

Wishing all of you a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday!

Sincerely,

The Live Safe Foundation Team

Live Safe Foundation is an Ohio based non-profit organization (501c3), devoted to making and fire and life safety education, awareness initiatives and life saving tools available on a broad basis to communities, campuses, and institutions in an effort to reduce national fire fatalities and fire losses.

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Wishing the best to those affected by Hurricane Sandy   October 31st, 2012

To our friends in the path of Hurricane Sandy:

In the aftermath of this storm, we want all of our friends affected by Hurricane Sandy to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. For those surrounded by damage, we hope and pray your repairs and recovery will be quick. For those that avoided destruction, we give thanks. For those without power, we send out patience and warmth.

Best wishes to ALL of our friends. You are the real reason we do this!

Best,

The Live Safe Foundation Team

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2012 Fire Prevention Week theme as “Have Two Ways Out!”   June 15th, 2012

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) announced the 2012 Fire Prevention Week theme as “Have Two Ways Out!” to encourage families across the country to prioritize fire escape planning and practice. From October 7-13, 2012, NFPA blazes the trail for home fire safety and leads the campaign to have a home fire escape plan that prepares families to think fast and get out quickly when the smoke alarm sounds. If one exit is blocked by smoke, it’s imperative to plan for another escape outlet.

“We are excited for this year’s theme because it is simple and to the point—always plan for two ways out of your home,” says Jim Shannon, president of NFPA. “You never know which direction a fire will come from, and being prepared can save the lives of you and your loved ones.”

Sparky the Fire Dog®, NFPA’s mascot, and North Las Vegas Fire Department were at the North Las Vegas Boys and Girls Club yesterday as part of NFPA’s Annual Conference & Expo. They shared fire safety information with kids and Sparky debuted his new music video – “Two Ways Out”.

To coincide with this year’s Fire Prevention Week theme, NFPA gives practical fire safety tips to families:

  • Make a map of your home; mark a door and window that can be used to get out of every room.
  • Choose a meeting place outside in front of your home.
  • Have a grown-up sound the smoke alarm and practice your escape plan.
  • Practice your escape plan twice a year.

To further spread the word about fire safety during Fire Prevention Week, Sparky the Fire Dog kicks off Sparky’s Wish List. The Wish List encourages neighborhoods to partner together to build fire-safe communities and provides a tangible way for media, local businesses and the general public to get involved with Fire Prevention Week. In the online registry, fire departments create wish lists of fire safety materials needed for school visits, bringing fire departments and community members together to support life-saving programs.

For more information about Fire Prevention Week, visit www.firepreventionweek.org. For more about Sparky’s Wish List, visit www.nfpa.org.

Click to tweet:  Have Two Ways Out! Join @NFPA in spreading importance of fire escape planning and practice http://tinyurl.com/25rdvy9

About the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)

NFPA is a worldwide leader in fire, electrical, building, and life safety. The mission of the international nonprofit organization founded in 1896 is to reduce the worldwide burden of fire and other hazards on the quality of life by providing and advocating consensus codes and standards, research, training, and education. Visit NFPA’s website at www.nfpa.org for more information.

Live Safe Foundation is an Ohio based non-profit organization (501c3), devoted to making and fire and life safety education, awareness initiatives and life saving tools available on a broad basis to communities, campuses, and institutions in an effort to reduce national fire fatalities and fire losses.

 

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Memorial Day Safety Tips   May 25th, 2012

Memorial Day weekend is just ahead and for many it may mean taking to the highway for a quick vacation, breaking out the grill for some outdoor cooking, or taking that first dip in the pool. The American Red Cross offers some safety tips to help everyone have a great weekend.

The Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer and it’s important to enjoy it safely. There are steps people can take to help stay safe while they have fun over the holiday weekend.

DRIVE SAFELY With many people traveling over the holiday weekend, it’s more important than ever to drive safely. People should be well rested and alert, use their seat belts, observe speed limits and follow the rules of the road. If anyone plans on drinking alcohol, they should designate a driver who won’t be drinking.

Other tips for a safe trip include:

  • Drivers should give full attention to the road.  Avoid distractions such as cell phones.
  • Leave ample room when behind other vehicles.
  • Use caution in work zones.
  • Make frequent stops when traveling long distances. 
  • Clean the vehicle’s lights and windows, especially at night.
  • Turn the vehicle’s headlights on as dusk approaches, or during inclement weather.
  • Use high beams on rural roads unless approaching or following a vehicle.

SAFE GRILLING The onset of grilling season often results in injuries and fires due to careless cooking practices. The Red Cross offers steps people can follow to help stay safe while enjoying those tasty cookout treats:

  • Never grill indoors.
  • Always supervise a grill when in use, and make sure everyone, including pets, stays away from the grill.
  • Keep the grill out in the open, away from the house, the deck, tree branches, or anything that could catch fire.
  • Use the long-handled tools especially made for cooking on the grill.
  • Never add charcoal starter fluid when coals have already been ignited.
  • Always follow the manufacturer’s instructions when using grills.
  • Be ready to close the lid and turn off the grill to cut off the fuel if necessary.
  • Keep a fireproof pan under the grill to catch any falling ash or grease.

WATER SAFETY Learning to swim is one of the best steps someone can take to be comfortable and safe around water. People can contact their local aquatic facilities to get information about Red Cross swimming classes. Home Pool Essentials (homepoolessentials.org) is an online safety course for pool and hot tub owners.

Other safety tips include:

  • Swim only in designated areas supervised by lifeguards. Always swim with a buddy; do not allow anyone to swim alone.
  • Prevent unsupervised access to the water. Install and use barriers around your home pool or hot tub.
  • Maintain constant supervision. Always stay within arm’s reach of young children even when lifeguards are present.
  • Know what to do in an emergency. If a child is missing, check the water first. Know how and when to call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number.
  • Have appropriate rescue equipment, a phone, life jackets and a first aid kit near the pool.

For full information on how to be prepared and to help stay safe this summer, visit redcross.org.

Source: The American Red Cross via: www.redcross.org

Live Safe Foundation is an Ohio based non-profit organization (501c3), devoted to making and fire and life safety education, awareness initiatives and life saving tools available on a broad basis to communities, campuses, and institutions in an effort to reduce national fire fatalities and fire losses. Visit us at www.live-safe.org.

 

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Join the Great Battery Roundup   April 15th, 2012

In celebration of Earth Day this April, AAA Ohio will be working with participating NAPA Auto Parts stores to collect and recycle old vehicle and marine batteries. Those who drop off an old battery will recieve a NAPA in-store incentive.

AAA's Great Battery Roundup will take place April 16-22, 2012.

AAA’s Great Battery Roundup will take place April 16-22, 2012.

When handling old batteries, wear gloves and place the battery in an upright and tight secure position before transporting. Keep away from any open flame.

Source: Courtesy of Home & Away Magazine.

Live Safe Foundation is an Ohio based non-profit organization (501c3), devoted to making and fire and life safety education, awareness initiatives and life saving tools available on a broad basis to communities, campuses, and institutions in an effort to reduce national fire fatalities and fire losses.

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ShakeOut with the Great State of Utah!   April 10th, 2012

What can happen if a 7.0 magnitude earthquake strikes the Wasatch Fault? This video tells you what you could expect and how to prepare your home or business for a major quake. On April 17 at 10:15 a.m. (MT), join the more than 1 in 4 citizens in the state of Utah who will participate in the Great Utah ShakeOut.  

The ShakeOut is a live drill created to help people and organizations become better prepared for major earthquakes and practice what protective actions to take when they happen.  Even if you are not in Utah, you can still register now to learn how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On,which can reduce injury and death during earthquakes. Be sure to follow the official twitter feed (http://twitter.com/utahshakeout) for the Great Utah ShakeOut, Utah’s first statewide earthquake drill April 17-19, 2012. Are you ready? Sign up and participate at http://shakeout.org/utah

DROP! COVER! HOLD ON!

Live Safe Foundation is an Ohio based non-profit organization (501c3), devoted to making and fire and life safety education, awareness initiatives and life saving tools available on a broad basis to communities, campuses, and institutions in an effort to reduce national fire fatalities and fire losses.

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Safety Tips for Tornado/Severe Storm Weather   April 4th, 2012

There are threats of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes moving East to the lower-Mississippi Valley. Be sure to check out the latest information on the weather at Weather.com.

Check the weather at weather.com.

  • Develop a plan with your children so they know where to go in the house and how to stay safe.
  • Determine where, in your home, is the safest location to gather in case of a tornado. This could be a basement or a room in the center of the home with no windows or doors to outside.
  • Open windows in the home to decrease pressure from the storm outside.
  • If your home does not have a basement, an alternative could be the lowest bathroom in your home.
  • Bring blankets and a small mattress if possible to cover yourself to protect from debris.
  • Residents of mobile homes should seek sturdier shelter if possible.
  • If you are caught driving during a tornado, pull over into a ditch and put yourself in as low of a position as possible.
  • Ensure that you know where to find your portable radio, flashlights, and candles. Make sure you have fresh working batteries and matches or lighters.
  • Don’t forget to keep your animals safe during storms. Many animals become frightened during a storm and may hide or run out of the yard to find a safe place.

Image provided by The Weather Channel.

Live Safe Foundation is an Ohio based non-profit organization (501c3), and leading grassroots movement, devoted to making and fire and life safety education, awareness initiatives and life saving tools available on a broad basis to communities, campuses, and institutions in an effort to reduce national fire fatalities and fire losses. Live Safe aims to help finance fire safety education where means are otherwise unavailable. Live Safe is developing and sponsoring programs to help groups find the resources needed to advance individual and community fire safety.

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