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Category: Back To School

Fire Safety and Your Students College Experience

By Keren Johnson
August 22, 2016 Category • Back To School, Fire Safety

As Summer 16 comes to a close, thousands of young people and their parents are getting prepared to head off to being or continue their adult lives in college. Many will house in an apartment, while the majority will settle inside a University dormitory. While this is an exciting time for college students and their parents, there are some issues to be aware of and to ask about! When moving your student into his/her dorm room, there are several fire safety questions that should be asked to your RA (resident advisor) or dormitory director to ensure your childs safety during their upcoming semester. Here are a few GREAT questions you or your child can/should ask. 1.Does each room have its own smoke detector? The answer should be a resounding yes. Your College or University should also be able to provide the last completed service date of all the dormitory alarms should you want to know that information. 2.Are the dormitory hallways and common recreation areas equipped with a fire

Back to School Safety: Hoverboards

By Keren Johnson
July 28, 2016 Category • Safety, Back To School, Hoverboard Safety

The Hoverboard part toy, part transportation! The self-balancing scooters have quickly become the latest and most popular trend among kids and teens, and lets face it; adults too. With the back to school season right around the corner, kids and teens everywhere will be opting for this trendy mode of transportation to get to and from school. Below is a short list of tips for both parents and kids to make safe decisions when purchasing and using the board to reduce fire and bodily injury. When making your purchase, choose one that has been certified and tested in a laboratory. Read and follow manufacturers instructions while setting up your Hoverboard for use. Parents, ALWAYS be responsible and charge your childs Hoverboard. Be sure to be attentive. Do not leave your Hoverboard unattended during charging. NEVER leave your Hoverboard charging overnight. Only use the charging cord that comes with your Hoverboard. Using third-party cords can increase your risk of fire

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