Emergencies can take place at any moment. That’s why it’s important that you’re prepared when the unexpected happens. Think hurricanes, tornadoes, zombies, or even the unthinkable – atomic bomb or nuclear war. We live in a fear-driven era and emergency preparedness kits are becoming more popular. We bring you the best kits, and have also put together some handy checklists for you to reference before, during and after natural disasters.
Your personal safety is probably the most important thing we cover on this site. We are careful to use experts in their respective fields to provide advice and guidance you can rely on. From hurricane preparation to cyberbullying prevention, we want to help foster an atmosphere that you feel comfortable in and that you can read and engage with when you feel comfortable to do so, and at your own pace.
Have you ever found yourself in a situation when you knew you were in imminent danger? Many of us rely on security systems to help keep us safe and alert the authorities when we need help. But in some situations, activating your alarm can present a challenge. If someone is in your home or workplace and you need to activate the alarm, do you know how to summon the police discreetly? That’s when a duress alarm can be a lifesaver.
Summer is typically synonymous with fun in the sun, backyard grilling and travel. But the warmer months are prime time for hurricanes, thunderstorms, wildfire and other deadly natural disasters. Combine that with potentially dangerous outdoor activities, and an increase of road traffic and drunk drivers means added opportunities for accidents. Luckily, our summer guide to safety is here to help you ensure you have a happy, healthy season for the whole family.
When most people think of medical alert systems, Life Alert comes to mind thanks to their prevalent commercials with a senior saying “Help! I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up.” Life Alert has been a leader in the industry since 1987, but is this company the best option to help you or your loved one when a medical emergency happens? What equipment do they offer? And how much does Life Alert cost? We’ll answer these questions and more to help you choose the best fit for your needs.
Social distancing due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) had (and has) us all doing things differently – both at work and at home. The need for distance learning and working from home adds an interesting element to the family dynamic. There are a lot of opportunities for families to grow closer and take advantage of a slower pace, but it can also be overwhelming. Knowing how to keep your family happy and safe will go a long way to prepare for the next pandemic (which unfortunately scientists feel is a WHEN, not an IF).
According to the National Weather Service, lightning strikes kill about 50 Americans each year and injure hundreds more. Thunderstorms and lightning can be a threat no matter where you live or what plans you have made. It is crucial to understand how to stay safe during and be prepared for thunderstorms and lightning.
You already know if you live in an area that experiences extreme winters. But sometimes, it doesn’t have to be an extreme storm for you to wish you were more prepared. Snow and ice storms can sneak up on you, which is why you must prepare in advance. These tips can be used at home, work or while traveling.
A pack ‘n play is on most baby registries, but do you have any idea which one you need? First, think about what you want out of your pack ‘n play. Do you want it to include a newborn bassinet and changing station? Should it be travel-friendly? Will it primarily used for play? We’ve chosen the best pack ‘n plays based on your needs.
Parents and students alike are looking for ways that they can be a part of the solution to end gun violence in schools. There is a lot of great information available about how to make schools safer from shootings, but you might not know where to find it. Learn ways for your family to become a part of the solution to end gun violence in schools.
A critical part of keeping kids safe that is sometimes overlooked, is gun safety. According to Everytown for Gun Safety, firearms are the second leading cause of death for children and teens. That is a pretty frightening statistic, and it proves the need for parents to begin a conversation about gun safety for kids as early as possible.