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4th of July Firework Safety Tips

4th of July Safety Tips

The 4th of July is just around the corner. It’s a time to gather with family and friends to celebrate our country’s independence. Unfortunately, it’s also a time when serious injuries occur. We want to help you and your family stay safe over the holidays with a few fireworks safety tips.

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Preventing Unintentional Poisonings

Preventing Unintentional Poisonings

Did you know 9 out of 10 poisonings occur within the household? Most of these happen in the kitchen, bathroom and bedroom. And, more than 60,000 young children end up in emergency rooms every year because they got into medicine.

Every year, the third week in March is dedicated to raising the awareness of poison prevention, highlighting the dangers and how to prevent unintentional poisonings.

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Holiday Safety

Holiday travel safety

Will you be on our Kansas City roads traveling this Thanksgiving holiday? It is one of the busiest traveling times of the year. In fact, the American Automobile Association projects an estimated 43.4 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home with 90% of those traveling by car.

Not only that, but cooking is the number one cause of home fires!

Here are a few tips and reminders to help keep you safe over the holidays.

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What are Chemical Burns?

chemical burns

Burns from chemicals can happen anywhere — home, school or work — wherever chemicals are handled. What do you need to know?

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What You Need to Know About Burn Injuries

Burn Injuries

According to the American Burn Association, every year 486,000 burn injuries require medical treatment with 40,000 requiring a hospital stay.

Of the 40,000 hospitalizations, 30,000 are at hospital burn centers. Click To Tweet

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The Dangers of Fireworks

Dangers of Fireworks

Large, public displays of fireworks are beautiful and fun to watch; however, they can be dangerous at the home level if not handled properly and safely.

An estimated 9,125 fireworks injuries occur each year. Click To Tweet

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Know the Facts about Water Safety

Water Safety

Warm weather means water fun! Swimming. Boating. Snorkeling. Fishing. Water parks. Trips to Lake of the Ozarks. Vacations to beaches. It’s fun. There’s nothing to worry about … or is there?

about nine people die from drowning every day in the United States Click To Tweet

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Unintentional Injuries in the Home

unintentional poisoning

“About 146,571 people died from unintentional injury-related deaths in 2015, according to Injury Facts 2017.”

The good news: with the proper safety precautions and awareness of the hazards, these types of deaths and injuries are preventable.

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Sharing the Road with Motorcycles

Share Road with Motorcycles

Warmer weather is always a draw for those who love to ride motorcycles. And, of course, driving a car and driving a motorcycle requires different skills and knowledge. As a driver, what do you need to know about sharing the road with motorcyclists?

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Fire Prevention & Safety

Fire Prevention Safety smoke detector

As the weather starts to cool down and the fall/winter holidays approach, we’re turning off air conditioners and starting to think about turning on heaters, whether that is the home heating unit, some sort of portable device or a wood-burning or gas fireplace.

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