The JVFD periodically posts safety tips in the News section of this website. Below is a one-stop gathering of all the safety tips published so far. We think you’ll find them very informative and useful. Check back often to see new tips that have been added.
In the United States, one in every three older adults falls each year. Falls are the leading cause of injury, disability, nursing home placement, and death in adults over the age of 65. The following Home Safety Self Assessment and fall prevention guide will help you identify potential fall hazards and practical solutions.
Click here to use the online Home Safety Self Assessment Tool.
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Get ready: it’s almost time to “fall back.” Daylight Saving Time ends at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday, November 1st.
So remember to turn your clocks back an hour before you go to bed Saturday night October 31st–Halloween. This is the official start of shorter days; on November 1st, sunset will be around 4:59 p.m. MT.
This is also the time to do something that’s critical to your household’s safety: change the batteries in your smoke detector(s). (And don’t forget to press the Test button on the detector to make sure it’s working.)
SIZE: The extinguisher’s size is indicated by a number on its label. The number represents the size of the fire (in square feet) for which the extinguisher will be effective. For example, a size of “2” indicates that the extinguisher is effective for a fire of 2 square feet. (This may not be enough for much more than a small stovetop fire.)
TYPE: The extinguisher’s type is indicated by letters on the label of the extinguisher, for example, “A, B, C.” These letters represent the types of fires/materials against which the extinguisher is effective: