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Home Fire Safety Tips
Check out this website from the London Fire Brigade for great fire prevention tips. The content here runs the gamut from kitchen safety tips to fire escape plans and staying safe over the holidays. Suggestions for safe smoking and making an effective 911 call are included. Visitors to the site can download a fire safety pamphlet and check out information about petroleum licensing in the United Kingdom.

ABCs of Dog Training for Personal Protection and Safety
Guard dog training professionals understand that such training needs to be performed in a systematic manner and by adopting a step-by-step approach. Typically, guard dog training must only begin once the dog is over a year old. The second aspect that a dog trainer will focus on is developing obedience. It is not enough for a dog to be able to attack, subdue or bite, but also for the owner to retain control over his/her pet. Finally, a guard dog must be treated with all the latest vaccines so that it stays in perfect health. Before a dog can be trained, a professional will always conduct an initial assessment of its qualities to determine if it is suitable to be a guard dog.

Get Home Safety Tips for Alzheimer's Patients
Alzheimer's patients have specific issues when it comes to keeping their home environment safe. The recommended precautions are similar to the ones used to child-proof a home. Take your time to absorb the helpful information listed in this well-crafted 40-page booklet by the Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center, including an overview of what Alzheimer's is and its symptoms. Other topics covered include whether an Alzheimer's patient should be left alone, a checklist to consult for each room in the house, and compulsive behavior issues. This information would be helpful to anyone who is curious about the disorder and for those who are caring for someone living with Alzheimer's.

Household Safety Checklists
This section on KidsHealth has several great checklists to promote overall safety in the home by helping you prevent accidents and injuries that can occur in any part of the home. Some safety hazards are easy to recognize, like a toy on the stairs, but other hazards are not so obvious, such as a loose staircase railing. There six separate Safety Checklists for the following: kitchen; children and adult bedrooms; outdoors/ backyard/ pool; walls, floors, furniture, doors, windows and stairways; electrical heating and cooling elements, emergency equipment and numbers; and bathroom, garage and laundry area. For each checklist, there is an audio file so you can listen to the entire checklist rather than read it. There are also links to additional information on the topic, such as knowing the numbers to get help, a poisoning instruction sheets, childproofing, eye injuries, and additional resources.

Protect Your Home and Family from Natural Disasters
Burglary and home invasions make the news and send a jolt of fear through us, as they well they should. Statistically, however, a burglary is not the most likely disaster to befall your home or your family. A natural disaster is. This site, run by The Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety, has a wide range of articles on protecting your home and your loved ones from a plethora of natural disasters. There are articles cover everything from earthquake, to flood, to tornadoes, to freezing weather, to hail, to hurricanes, wildfires, and more. In addition there are several helpful articles on building codes, business protection, public safety and much more. It's a dangerous world out there and it doesn't seem to be getting any safer on its own. It's up to each of us to do whatever we can to insure the safety of our loved ones and our property. The well-written and helpful articles on this site may help you do just that.

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