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 BSO Sheriff Scott Israel - Holiday Season Safety Tips - Use flameless candles; park in busy, well-lighted areas; keep button batteries and choking hazards away from children

Holiday Season Safety Tips

  • Register for BSO's Vacation Home Watch program if you are traveling for the holiday.
  • Ask neighbors to keep an eye out for your home while you are out of town.
  • Share your fun on social media once you return.
  • Park in busy, well-lighted areas and keep valuables out of sight.  Don't be a victim of a crime of opportunity.
  • Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside every sleeping area and on every level of your home.
  • Use flameless candles.
  • We aware of decoration fire hazards.   Read more in Seasonal Topics under Fire Rescue and Emergency Medical Services.
  • Keep potentially poisonous plants away from small children and pets.
  • Buckle up, slow down and don't drive impared.  Designate a driver who will not drink and be well rested and alert while driving.
  • Keep the kids away from the cooking area.
  • Always play close attention while cooking and cut carefully.
  • Wash hands thoroughly with soap and warm water to prevent the spread of illness.
  • Pets can be harmed by alcohol, chocolate, fatty foods and sharp bones.
  • Designate a water watcher.  If a child is missing, check the water first.

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