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4 Spring Cleaning Tips That are a Breeze

from ADT Use a shredder to discard documents that contain personal information to prevent identity theft. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, more than 15,000 fires are sparked every year by clothes dryers. Clean your lint trap after each cycle, and periodically scrub the int trap screen with water and a soft brush […]

7 Ways to Save Your Own Life

A Survival Guide For 50+ Americans Mike Zimmerman | AARP The Magazine | June/July 2014 “Surprise is our Achilles’ heel,” says Guy H. Haskell, a 30-year EMS veteran and executive director of Emergency Medical and Safety Services Consultants in Bloomington, Indiana. “Extreme situations always sound crazy — until you’re in one. That’s when panic sets […]

DIY Danger

Each year, tens of millions of homeowners take on home improvement projects themselves.  Many save money, with optimal pride-swelling results.  But an estimated one-in-five DIYers end up getting hurt in the process.  Know your limits. Trim trees safely: 30,509 are treated annually in emergency rooms for injuries related to chain saws, typically used for cutting […]

NYPD Community Alert!

Safeguard your apartment and home. Recent burglaries have occurred in the neighborhood. BE ALERT FOR SUSPICIOUS ACTIVITY Perpetrators are gaining entry by: Forcing locked doors, mainly the front due to inadequate locks. Front doors left open unsecured. Unlocked rear windows. Fire escape windows.  Remember to: Secure all windows and doors. Install and lock secondary locks. […]