Category Archives: Safety

Child Passenger Safety Week – New PSA Campaign

This week is Child Passenger Safety Week. Have you reviewed the latest recommendations for kids in car seats? While the law is the minimum requirement for car seat usage, the actual recommendations call for longer rear facing, longer harnessing, and longer booster seat usage. See the press release below for  Car Seat Installation Inspections Did you know that many car seats […]

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PSA: FREE Household Hazardous Waste Disposal

Hazardous Household Waste Disposal

Note: This article was originally written in 2015, but has been verified for continued accuracy in April 2017. Over the last couple of years we have built a growing pile of spent batteries. We have also accumulated several Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs as we have converted to LED bulbs in many locations. Earlier this week, my husband asked me to find […]

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Ann Arbor Parks to go Smoke Free!

This morning I was thrilled to see the announcement that 77 Ann Arbor Parks will be smoke-free beginning on February 1. The park includes 73 parks with playgrounds as well as 4 downtown parks.  It has always frustrated me when I saw people smoking on playgrounds. I always felt it was rude to be exposing kids to the second-hand smoke and […]

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Fire Safety – Replacing Smoke Detectors

Fire Prevention - Replace Your Smoke Detectors

Last week was Fire Prevention Week. I hoped to post about Replacing Smoke Detectors then. However, my husband was out of town that week. We only changed our smoke detectors this weekend. Replacing smoke detector batteries with the time change is a well-known practice. And if you forget, modern units chirp when the battery dies. But, did you know that smoke detectors have a […]

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