The internet is a wonderful place to stay in touch with friends, conduct business and get information. Scammers also really like the internet because it gives them access to the billions of people who are online every day. When you are online make sure to take proper precautions to keep your personal and financial information safe and avoid these common scams:
It's coming. The most popular TV event of the year -- Super Bowl Sunday!!! That means the four F's...Fun, Family, Friends and Food. The pressure is on. You don't want to be the Super Bowl party host that your guests call -- or even worse, post to social media -- saying they got foodborne illness. If that happens...Houston, we have a problem!
About a third of high school seniors report using an illicit drug sometime in the past year.
Frostbite and hypothermia are cold-related emergencies that may quickly become life or limb threatening. Preventing cold-related emergencies can be as simple as not starting an activity in, on or around cold water unless you know you can get help quickly in an emergency.
Cold Weather Basics
Extreme Skiing Mixed with Extreme Conditions Warrant Extreme Preparedness. Per the National Ski Patrol, the growing interest in free skiing and riding is pushing more skiers and snowboarders to venture outside of ski area boundaries in search of perfect powder. However beautiful the back country may be, those pristine slopes come with multiple risks, and one of the most significant is the risk of avalanche.
The nationwide "If You See Something, Say Something(tm)" public awareness campaign was created to raise public awareness of indicators of terrorism and terrorism-related crime, and to emphasize the importance of reporting suspicious activity to the proper local law enforcement authorities.
Report suspicious activities to your local law enforcement agency.
Many products advertise free trial offers that claim to be "risk free" or offer a "money-back guarantee." However, some "free" trial offers end up being traps that lock consumers into plans that charge automatic recurring fees.
Often a free trial offer will require you to provide your credit card information for a nominal activation or shipping fee. However, once you accept the free trial offer and the company has your payment information, you may be charged for products you never ordered. Here are some ways you can protect yourself from these frustrating "free" trial offers:
Can you catch this invisible killer? Carbon Monoxide, or CO, is an odorless, colorless gas that can cause sudden illness and death. Cooking and heating are the most common causes of Carbon Monoxide poisoning at home. Installing Carbon Monoxide detectors throughout your home is the best way to prevent poisoning from this silent killer.
Preparedness starts with you. As you begin considering your 2017 resolutions we ask you to consider dedicating this year to preparedness. We will continue our Prepare Colorado initiative with our partners from the Colorado Red Cross and FEMA Region VIII. We hope you will join us in making Colorado the most prepared state in the Nation.
You can start today by "Resolving to be COReady in 2017". Take action today with any of these steps:
Christmas, Kwanzaa, and Hanukah all fall within three days of each other this year. As friends and families gather together this season, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety Inspection Service has four food safety tips to ensure a healthy and safe holiday.
Even on Holidays, Always Follow the Four Steps to Food Safety