Health is Always in Season

Fall into Good Habits this Autumn!

Test and replace batteries. Check or replace carbon monoxide batteries twice a year: when you change the time on your clocks each spring and fall. Replace smoke alarm alkaline batteries at least once a year. Test alarms every month to ensure they work properly.

You Can Prevent Carbon Monoxide Exposure

  • Do have your heating system, water heater and any other gas, oil, or coal burning appliances serviced by a qualified technician every year.
  • Do install a battery-operated or battery back-up CO detector in your home. Check or replace the battery when you change the time on your clocks each spring and fall. If the detector sounds leave your home immediately and call 911.
  • Do seek prompt medical help if you suspect CO poisoning and are feeling dizzy, light-headed, or nauseated.
  • Don’t use a generator, charcoal grill, camp stove, or other gasoline or charcoal-burning device inside your home, basement, or garage or near a window.
  • Don’t run a car or truck inside a garage attached to your house, even if you leave the door open.
  • Don’t burn anything in a stove or fireplace that isn’t vented.
  • Don’t heat your house with a gas oven.
  • Don’t use a generator, pressure washer, or any gasoline-powered engine less than 20 feet from any window, door, or vent. Use an extension cord that is more than 20 feet longto keep the generator at a safe distance
     

Keep Food Safe!

Food is center stage during the holidays. Be sure to keep it safe by following basic food safety steps. Clean hands and surfaces often. Separate foods to avoid cross-contamination. Cook to proper temperatures. Chill promptly.

Four Steps to Food Safety 

The information below was taken from Foodsafety.gov, visit https://www.foodsafety.gov/keep/basics/index.html for more information!   


BE PREPARED! 

 

Follow the links below to start preparing your home and your family for a future storm: 

Build a kit: https://www.cdc.gov/phpr/areyouprepared/kit.htm

Make a Plan: https://www.cdc.gov/phpr/areyouprepared/plan.htm

Stay Informed: https://www.cdc.gov/phpr/areyouprepared/informed.htm