Emmitsburg, MD — An estimated 3,900 hotel and motel fires were reported annually between 2014 and 2016, resulting in about 15 fatalities and 100 injuries each year, according to data published in a recent edition of the “Topical Fire Report Series” from the U.S. Fire Administration and FEMA.
Washington — Washing your hands and using a meat thermometer help prevent the spread of germs during meal preparation, but a recent study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows many people may be skipping these important steps.
McLean, VA — Many drivers think texting and driving is dangerous only in certain circumstances, and most still need “a lot of convincing” to understand the risks, according to a recent study from Australia.
Itasca, IL — The American Academy of Pediatrics is advising parents to keep children in rear-facing car seats until they reach the maximum weight or height limit indicated on the seat, rather than using age as a guide.
Washington — Does the thought of your aging parents behind the wheel worry you? Have you voiced your concerns to them? A recent study from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety shows many people avoid talking with loved ones about this sensitive issue.
Washington — FEMA and the Department of Homeland Security’s Ready Campaign are reminding everyone that “disasters happen” and encourages you to “prepare now” and “learn how” during this year’s National Preparedness Month.