Be Fireworks Smart!

Fireworks and sparklers are a wonderful way to celebrate the 4th of July.  But they must be used carefully!  The National Council on Fireworks Safety urges consumers to be fireworks smart, before, during and after their consumer fireworks display.  Before: Choose an open area away from spectators, homes and buildings and dry vegetation.  Use a garden hose to wet down the area before firing.  During:...

Avoid Heated Moments Behind the Wheel

Stuck in traffic? Chill out! Don’t Be a Victim or the Cause of Road Rage! Summer is officially here! You know what that means - road construction delays, soaring gas prices and traffic that seems to never let up!  These are only a few reasons drivers experience moments of frustration and even aggression.   Aggressive drivers - those who tailgate, cut others off, run red lights, honk their...

What You Need To Know Before You Mow

With the snow blower packed away for the winter, it’s the lawnmower that’s now the tool of choice for many in the spring and summer months.  Pushing or riding a grass cutter across your lawn may seem routine, but it can be very dangerous for you and those around you if simple precautions aren’t taken to maximize safety. In fact, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety...