Tag Archives: safety tips

How Much Sun Can Our Four-Legged Friends Tolerate?

The American Humane organization recommends the following safety tips for keeping your pets healthy and happy during summer months: Never leave your dog in parked car; the temperature inside of a vehicle can quickly become unbearable, even on cool summer days. It is against the law to leave your pet unattended in a hot car -->

What You Should Know Before Using Your Home Generator

Those of us who call Upstate New York home are accustomed to severe weather that causes wide-spread, and sometimes prolonged, power outages. Many New Yorkers use generators to power their homes while waiting for power to be restored. When doing so, it is important to remember that although your generator may feel like a life-saver, -->

Before You Begin Cyber Monday Shopping Brush Up on Cyber Safety

Did you know 143 million Americans had their secure information (SSN#, DOB, name, and address) compromised by the Equifax security breach? And hackers were able to access the username, DOB, and email address for 3 billion Yahoo users. With the threat of data breaches becoming increasingly prevalent and cyber Monday in full swing, keep the following -->

September is Baby Safety Month

During the month of September safety groups throughout the country will be promoting baby safety, focusing this year on the importance of properly using straps on all juvenile products. Falls are the number one cause of non-fatal injuries for all young children, and one of the easiest ways to prevent a fall is by properly -->

Have a Happy & Safe Labor Day Weekend!

This weekend we pay tribute to workers everywhere. Please enjoy a safe, happy Labor Day weekend. Looking for Labor Day safety tips? Check out the links below: Firework Safety Rural Roads and Summer Joy Rides  – Road Safety Food Safety       

Learn More About Safe Cycling in Ulster County This Weekend

On Saturday, July 15th a free Bike Fest is taking place at the Kingston Library from 12:00pm until 3:00pm. This event will include a children’s bike skills program (no bike needed), a community bike repair clinic, a helmet fitting clinic, a free community barbecue for participants (provided by the Kingston Elks Lodge 550), and lots -->

You Know Better, But You Do It Anyway. 5 Decisions That Commonly Lead to Injury

Every year nearly 40 million Americans will seek medical attention due to an unintentional injury. The vast majority of unintentional injuries could be prevented, yet day in and day out people find themselves in hospitals across the country, their lives completely turned upside down. So, why are unintentional injuries so prevalent? Because far too often -->

One in Four Cars on The Road Have an Unresolved Safety Recall

Recalls are issued for a number of reasons, but generally an auto recall is issued when a manufacturer or the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) deems a vehicle, equipment, car seat, or tire could potentially create an unreasonable safety risk, or fails to meet minimum safety standards. You may be surprised to find that -->

Memorial Day Safety Tips

Memorial Day weekend, to many, is the official kick off of the summer season. As you prepare for upcoming celebrating, please keep the following safety tips in mind: Travel: according to the AAA’s annual forecast nearly 40 million Americans will travel 50+ miles or more this Memorial Day weekend. This memorial day is predicted to -->

Fire Rips through Wallkill Barn

On Monday, February 6th, a 3 alarm fire ripped through a barn located off Route 211 in the town of Wallkill, New York. Twelve Orange County fire companies responded and were able to contain the fire without any known injuries, but unfortunately the barn was completely destroyed.  The barn that caught fire was reportedly used -->