Wet leaves can be beautiful and dangerous!
Being Careful During Fall Weather Can Determine Whether you Fall! No matter what part of the country you’re in, here are some slip, trip and fall prevention tips we can all keep in mind as autumn conditions – including less daylight, wet and blowing leaves, and cooler temperatures – take hold. Wear non-slip footwear. Avoid […]
What to do when a summer thunderstorm strikes
3 tips for any boater. Recreational boaters and paddlers understand that late afternoon thunderstorms are common during the summer boating season. Here are three safety tips for any mariner or angler facing a powerful summer thunderstorm: Don’t let your guard down. Sometimes during the summer boaters are lulled into a sense that calm seas […]
Make Sure the 4th is Fun for Fido!
Pets are an important part of the family, so it’s only natural that you want to make them a part of your July 4th celebration. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) offers tips on keeping pets safe when you do: Do not apply any sunscreen or insect repellent product to […]
Best Bait for Spring Bass Fishing
When it comes to spring bass fishing, it’s hard to beat spinnerbaits. One of the biggest advantages of fishing with spinnerbaits is that they are easier for bass to detect in muddy or cloudy water after a period of heavy spring rainfall. The fact that spinnerbaits allow you to cover more water in a […]
Memorial Day Celebrations!
Memorial Day is the official start of outdoor celebrations and picnics. Cookout season is heating up, but that doesn’t mean all of your food should. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services offers the following tips – and others – to help everyone stay safe when storing and cooking food outdoors: – Use an […]
It’s Always “Phishing Season” for Online Scammers
There are some easy things you can do – and not do – to protect your computer, devices and private information from “phishing” attempts. DO … – Change all of your passwords if you suspect that any of your accounts have been compromised. – Be equally cautious when reading e-mails on your phone. – Think […]
Turn Around Don’t Drown®
Each year, more deaths occur due to flooding than from any other thunderstorm related hazard. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that over half of all flood-related drownings occur when a vehicle is driven into hazardous flood water. The next highest percentage of flood-related deaths is due to walking into or near flood […]
Is It Safe to Pass a Snowplow?
Keeping safe around snowplows: Be extremely cautious when passing a snowplow. They can be moved sideways by drifts and hard snow pack. Stay back at least five car lengths behind the plow to be clear of snow fog and sanding material that can reduce your visibility. Know where the snowplow is on multi-lane roadways, […]
Get your car ready for winter weather!
8 Steps to Prepping Vehicles for Winter 1) Check the battery to make sure it is winter ready. 2) Tires should have mud and snow (M&S) or all-season tread and be in good condition. 3) Brakes should be checked and serviced if necessary. Even braking on all four wheels will lessen the chance of skids on slippery […]
Winterize your Engine
Get your boat ready for the winter months. For many boaters, it’s time to start thinking about winterizing your boat if you haven’t already. Below are steps for winterizing your boat’s engine. If you don’t feel comfortable doing it yourself, let the marina do it for you. Install “ear muffs” or “flush muffs,” which you […]