Home Safety


  • Give young children your full attention when they are in the bathtub or around water.
  • Check smoke alarm batteries every six months to make sure they are working.
  • Post emergency numbers and the poison control hotline, 1-800-222-1222, by every phone and in your cell phone.
  • Keep cribs clear of objects, and make sure babies sleep alone, on their backs, and in a crib every time they sleep.

  • Install safety gates to keep children from falling down staircases and window guards or stops to prevent falls from windows.
  • Keep these items out of reach: electrical cords, frayed or damaged cords, uncovered outlets, plastic bags, medications, matches, lighters, candles, fireplaces, space heaters, irons, guns and small objects (jewelry, buttons, pins, paper clips, nails, stones, etc.).
  • Keep a first aid kit on hand.