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Category: Safety

4 Important Safety Topics for Seniors

On Thursday, June 27, 2019, Heartland Security participated in the Douglas County Healthy & Active Senior Expo sponsored by Douglas County TRIAD. Seniors could visit vendor tables, listen to the keynote speaker, attend breakout sessions, get free lunch, and win door prizes. One of the breakout sessions was titled “Home Safety” with a talk given […]

National Night Out is August 2, 2016

On the evening of Tuesday, August 2, 2016, people across the country will lock their doors, turn on their outside lights, and go outside to spend time with neighbors, police, and other community members. Held on the first Tuesday of August every year, National Night Out focuses on crime prevention awareness and uniting our communities. National […]

Springing Forward with Daylight Savings Time

Spring Forward At the end of National Sleep Awareness Week, we “spring forward” into Daylight Savings Time (except those in Arizona and Hawaii) and move an hour of daylight from the morning to the evening. Adjusting to DST has many negative effects, some lasting longer than just the Monday after the switch to DST. Sleep […]

New Laws in Minnesota in Early 2016 that Will Affect You

What new laws in 2016 will affect you? We’ve broken down some important new laws into sections: REAL ID requirements Car insurance and tab renewals License plate reader regulations 1. REAL ID requirements While not taking effect in January (the date hasn’t officially been announced), you’ll need more than a driver’s license to board a […]

8 Tips for Safe Online Shopping

It’s so convenient to order items online, but do you know how to keep your information safe? We’ve got 8 tips to help you shop online safely. 1. Schedule deliveries when someone will be home If you know something can only be delivered during the day when you’re at work, you might want to see […]

Deck the Halls Safely

It’s that time of year again – the time to decorate, celebrate, and … injure yourself? If you’re starting to decorate for the upcoming holiday season, we’ve got some safety tips for you to keep in mind as you start to deck the halls. Every year in November and December, there are approximately 12,000-15,000 injuries […]

Thanksgiving Safety: Thawing, Preparing, and Cooking Your Turkey

Thanksgiving safety is not something that generally comes to mind when you think of the holiday. But one fire chief explains that Thanksgiving is the day when most structure fires occur. While you should always have working smoke detectors, take the extra step to make sure they’re working just in case you drip a little too much grease […]

5 Steps to Take Before Closing Up the Cabin for Winter

As summer slowly shifts to fall, it’s time to think about closing up your cabin. Closing up a seasonal home can seem like a lot of work. We’ve got a checklist of what you should do before you close up the cabin for winter. Step 1: Check the yard To keep your lawn looking fresh […]