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Holiday & Seasonal
South Florida is bracing for more cold weather and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Department reminds residents to take the time to prepare for the drop in temperatures.
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), each year more than 10,000 fireworks-related injuries are treated in emergency rooms across the United States.
Driving During the Holidays
It is no coincidence that December is National Drunk and Drugged Driving (3D) Prevention Month. The holiday season between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day is one of the nation’s busiest and most dangerous times to drive.
The trick-or-treaters of today now have the modern challenge of safety to consider. Here are some tips to keep your little villagers safe on Halloween night.
Holiday Safety for the Home
December is the time of year when people gather to trim the tree and enjoy a glass of eggnog, but if they are not cautious they could find themselves with an unexpected gift this holiday season.
Exercising a high level of caution during inclement weather conditions is necessary in order to ensure your safety. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue recommends that you take certain precautions while driving in the rain.
During a typical year in the US, heat waves kill more people than all other natural disasters combined. But heat-related illness usually progresses in stages, so if you are aware of the signs and symptoms of each stage, you should be able to prevent the development of a life-threatening situation.
Most cold weather risk factors are the result of the measures that we take to keep ourselves warm and not the direct result of exposure to cold temperatures. This is especially true here in South Florida, where the temperature rarely drops below 60 degrees, even in the winter.
December is the time of year when most of us gather to celebrate many different holidays, including Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, New Year's Eve, and others. While the festivities vary from culture to culture and house to house, all share one common concern: safety. Festivities can easily turn to tragedy if we don't look out for some typical holiday hazards.Back to Top Page Last Edited: Tue Jan 17, 2012 1:41:18 PM
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