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Be smart about using, storing, and disposing household products.

According to the EPA, the average home can have as much as 100 pounds of environmentally harmful products stored in various areas.

Always:
  • Read the label
  • Keep products in original containers & stored safely away from children and pets
  • Dispose of household products safely
  • Try alternative products when available
Never:
  • Pour harmful household products down a sink, toilet, or bathtub drain unless they're made for that purpose
  • Pour products like used oil or bug killer on the ground or into storm drains
  • Store leftover products in food or beverage containers
For more helpful tips, visit the EPA's Household Hazardous Waste page and their household products brochure.
Keep your children and pets safe during the summer heat.
  • Never leave your child or pet unattended in a car, even with the windows rolled down.
  • Always make sure all children & pets have left the car. Never leave a sleeping infant in the car.
  • Make sure safety restraints aren't too hot before securing your child.

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For more information regarding heat risk: https://web.archive.org/web/20140814011148/http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/heat/
Ahoy! It’s that time of year again when families will venture out on the water in boats.

Memorial day weekend is one of the busiest, and unfortunately, the most tragic boating weekends of the year. Each year people are injured or killed while boating. The cause can be inattention, boating while impaired by alcohol or drugs, or it could be due to lack of safe boating knowledge.

The link below provides some basic tips and information to get you in a boat and back home safe and sound. Anchors aweigh!

2014 Safe Boating Week