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Fireworks: Not for Amateurs

Fireworks are a major part of most July 4th celebrations.  However, every Independence Day, celebrations are marred when people use consumer fireworks and get hurt! Despite the dangers of fireworks, many people seem to forget the associated risks – devastating burns, other injuries, fires, and even death. More and more municipalities are making consumer fireworks illegal.  If you want to watch fireworks, go to commercial displays.  In our area, there

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Turn Around, Don’t Drown

As we watch the news stories of the horrible flash flooding in the Texas and other states, we are reminded that flood waters can truly be dangerous! How can you be safe when the waters rush your way? A healthy respect and awareness of dangerous conditions are the best defense. Here are a few resources for you. First, listen to weather reports or download an app like the one

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Winter Is Coming! Are You Ready?

It’s wintertime in Chattanooga.  What does that mean to you?  Snowmen, sledding and hot chocolate?  Well, yes, we hope so!  Unfortunately, it also means preparing for the not-so-fun things that severe weather can sometimes bring our way.  Last year, an unpredicted snowstorm caught many local residents off-guard.  Don’t let that happen to you.  Here are tips and links to great information that will keep you safe and help you arrive safely at your winter destinations! Dress Warmly

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MOC Wreck Teaches DUI Safety

One of the most interesting jobs we have in Safety & Risk Management is helping with the planning and implementation of interesting programs like the MOC Wreck on October 16, 2014.

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