Family Safety Tips

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How can we protect our family?

Swimming Safely

Never leave a child unattended in or near the water. Use life vests on boats, docks and around deep or swift water.

   
How can I make my family more safe?

Family Passwords

Create a family password that only your family knows. It should be something unique that your family will remember. If your child has to be picked up unexpectedly from school by someone they don't know well, they can ask the person for the password. If the person gives them the correct password, the children will know it's okay to go home with them.

   
How can we protect ourselves?

Shred Identifying Information

Shred any receipt, document or bill that has any identifying information on it, such as credit card numbers, birth dates, social security numbers, etc.

   
How can we protect ourselves?

Keep Your Gas Tank Filled

Make sure your car always has enough gas to get you where you are going and back. Getting stranded on an unfamiliar road leaves your vulnerable.

   
How can we protect ourselves?

Parking Lot Safety

Always remember where you park your car, even if you have to write it down. If you are walking around aimlessly in a parking lot you make yourself more of an easy target for predators.

   
How can we protect our family?

Check for Ticks

Check for ticks during summer months. If you find a tick, remove it by grasping with small tweezers, as close to the skin as possible, and pull slowly. Wash area and apply antiseptic or antibiotic ointment. Watch for infection and see your doctor if rash develops.

   
How can we protect ourselves?

Report Crimes

Report all crimes. About half of all crimes are never reported. A paper trail is one way to alert police to a repeat offender.

   
How can we protect ourselves?

Know Where You Are Going

Know where you are driving and try not to drive in an unfamiliar area after dark.

   
How can we protect our family?

Helmet Safety

Make sure children always wear helmets when bike riding, inline skating or skateboarding. Be sure to buy a helmet your child likes or he/she won't want to wear it. Also make sure the helmet fits. After you adjust the chin strap to fit snugly, the helmet should not move around on your child's head.

   
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