Kidde, a unit of United Technologies Corp., has announced the recall of more than 40 million fire extinguishers sold in the United States and Canada since 1973. The extinguishers can become clogged, or may require excessive effort to operate the units, and they may fail to work in an emergency. The nozzle on the units may also come off with enough force to cause damage or injuries.
With work, school, sports practices, music lessons and homework time filling up the calendar, the back-to-school season can be hectic. During this busy time of year, having dinner waiting for you when you come home can make life so much easier. That's why a lot of people choose to use slow cookers. No more standing in front of the refrigerator trying to make decisions about what to have for dinner after a long day at work. No more trying to balance food prep and homework. Just throw the ingredients in the slow cooker before work and turn it on!
November is Colorado Consumer Protection Month! What is that you ask? Colorado Consumer Protection Month is a statewide initiative to increase public knowledge of consumer fraud issues, including raising awareness of current scams and financial abuses affecting Coloradans.
Consider this scenario: It's 2 o'clock in the morning. You and your family are fast asleep when you awaken to the smoke alarm sounding and the smell of smoke. What do you do? If you and your family don't have a plan in place, it could jeopardize your safety, or even prove deadly.
In a typical home fire, you may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds. That's why home escape planning is so critical in a fire situation. It ensures that everyone in the household knows how to use that small window of time wisely.
With fall just starting, winter weather is already preparing to make an appearance in eastern Colorado in the coming days. It's time to take a few simple steps to be prepared for the coming storms.
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), the annual campaign to raise awareness about the importance of cybersecurity. The internet touches almost all aspects of everyone's daily life, whether we realize it or not.
National Preparedness Month (NPM) concludes this week. The Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management hopes you will be inspired to get involved and become a part of something larger. Year round, millions of community members participate in America's PrepareAthon, building the national momentum of preparedness. But twice a year, a national day of action, called National PrepareAthon! Day, focuses attention on the importance of creating a more resilient Nation by bringing together stakeholders, communities, and individuals to take preparedness action.
National Preparedness Month continues with the third week focus on practicing and building your plans. It also includes plans to reconnect with your family after a disaster. A family emergency communication plan is an essential component of emergency planning.
Motorcycle crashes are up 58 percent over the last four years in Colorado. In 2016, motorcyclist fatalities hit an all-time high of 125 deaths in the state. While motorcycles account for just 3 percent of registered vehicles on the road, motorcycle fatalities represent over 20 percent of fatalities.
The theme for the second week of National Preparedness Month is helping your neighbors and your community. Life-threatening emergencies can happen fast. According to a 2016 National Academies of Science study, trauma is the leading cause of death for Americans under age 46. Life-threatening injuries require immediate action to prevent an injured person from dying.