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National Fire Prevention Week – October 3-9: “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety”

Sources: Indiana Department of Homeland Security & National Fire Protection Association This year’s Fire Prevention Week theme is “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety.” Knowing how to respond to the sounds of different alarms can make the difference between life and death, so remember: Hear a Beep, Get On Your Feet! The Sounds of Fire…

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Purdue releases 2020 Indiana Farm Fatality Summary before National Farm Safety and Health Week

Fall harvest time can be one of the busiest and most dangerous seasons of the year for the agricultural industry.  For this reason, September 19-25, 2021 is being recognized as National Farm Safety & Health Week, which has been observed the third week of September since 1944, when President Roosevelt proclaimed the first event.  The…

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Proper Maintenance Is Crucial to Prevent Combine Fires

Harvest 2021 in Indiana is well underway! With warmer than normal and dry conditions forecasted for most of September, the potential for combine fires will increase. Combine fires cost farmers millions of dollars in damages every harvest. As harvest ramps up, be proactive and prevent or reduce the chance of combine fires before they happen!!…

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Low-head Dam Safety

Source: Indiana Department of Homeland Security; “Hoosier Responder” Magazine, June 2021 With more than 150 low-head dams cataloged in Indiana, local emergency management officials and response agencies are encouraged to share information about low-head dams, where they are and how best to avoid them. RECREATIONAL SAFETYA reoccurring theme of dam related deaths is that victims…

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Using Portable Generators Safely

All of Indiana has been in a “deep freeze” the past several days, with the polar vortex bring cold and snowy conditions.  Fortunately, most of the state has avoided widespread power outages due to the weather, as has been seen in other states recently.  Sadly, one of the most common causes of death associated with…

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Winter Holiday Personal Safety

December 6, 2019

Source: Indiana Department of Homeland Security Cybercriminals, thieves, and road hazards can become real-life Scrooges this time of the year. Take some time to review safety tips that can help keep the season festive. Online Shopping Shopping online can be a great tool in finding the perfect holiday gifts. For the 2019 holiday season, 73…

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Tips to Keep Pets Safe for the Holidays

November 21, 2019

Denise Derrer, BOAH Public Information Director INDIANAPOLIS (19 November 2019)—The holiday season is filled with special food, decorations and gatherings with relatives and friends. Some of that fun can be dangerous to pets. Each year many pets are rushed to emergency veterinary clinics over the holidays after often-preventable mishaps with food or decorations. Dr. Melissa…

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Keep Pets Safe and Warm this Winter

November 6, 2019

INDIANAPOLIS —The days are getting shorter and colder weather is upon us. The Indiana State Board of Animal Health (BOAH) encourages pet owners to take steps to keep pets safe and warm this winter. Tips to Keep Pets Safe and Warm this Winter: Pet-proof the house. Most pets spend more time indoors during the winter.…

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