New England or Atlanta? Regardless, Your Safety Comes First!

By | February 1, 2017 at 2:00 am | No comments | Columns, Safety Tips, Week 02/02 - 02/08 2017

As you prepare for Super bowl festivities make sure to be a good sport and keep your ‘Safety’ front and center at all times says Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna.

Are you hosting the game in your Home Field?  Be a good Quarterback and avoid a false start with unhealthy foods.  Keep the ‘tight end’ looking just that ‘tight’ by adding healthy snacks to your menu instead of high fat foods, or go for that super bowl trophy by serving all healthy snacks.  Let’s avoid that ‘Wide Receiver’ if possible.

Watch your ‘Safety’ as you prepare game day meals and snacks, follow food safety guidelines to prevent illness.  If you’re barbequing make sure you have a fire extinguisher near and keep the grill away from combustibles.

Limit alcohol.  None of us want a penalty for drinking and driving.  Be a good Line Backer and take steps to make sure you and other guests avoid driving under the influence of alcohol.  Be a good Center and designate a non-drinking driver before any party or celebration begins.

Never leave children unattended.  Make sure your pets can handle the excitement before placing them in new or strange situations.

Don’t be the “Offensive Lineman” by being a poor sport or offending others.  People and their behavior have a tendency to change on Super Bowl Sunday.  Don’t get tackled un-expectantly, keep the attitude in check and use common sense!

Have fun, be Safe and avoid any unnecessary roughage by being smart!

Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna

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