Thursday, January 24, 2013
The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency advises residents to minimize outdoor activity, keep an emergency kit, and check on elderly friends or relatives in extreme cold.
Editor's Note: The following is from the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency. “As we enter the time of year when we can expect extremely low temperatures and wind chills, we all must take precautions to minimize the dangers presented by such severe weather,” stated Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) Director Kurt Schwartz. “To that end, MEMA presents these cold weather safety tips.” Continue to follow MEMA updates on Twitter at www.twitter.com/MassEMA; Facebook at www.facebook.com/MassachusettsEMA. Download the free ping4alert! app to your Smartphone to receive important weather alerts and emergency messages from MEMA. Easy instructions are available at www.mass.gov/mema/mobileappp.
Friday, October 12, 2012
Check out these fire safety tips for kids and families!
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Friday, October 12, 2012
October 7-13 is National Fire Prevention Week. National Fire Prevention Week is an annual public awareness campaign to promote fire safety throughout the U.S. This year’s theme is “Have 2 Ways Out!” which focuses on the importance of fire escape planning and practice. Created and sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), the goal of National Fire Prevention Week is to educate families on what causes home fires, how to prevent them, and what to do in an emergency situation. NFPA has been the official sponsor of this campaign since 1922, making it the longest running public health and safety observance on record. “National Fire Prevention Week is critical in educating the public about the dangers of fire and how to …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
The weather in Stoneham is not cooperating, so here are some ways to watch Tuesday's rare celestial event online so you can participate vicariously.
The transit of Venus is a rare celestial event that has captured the imaginations of scientists for generations. It's an event that sent Captain James Cook around the world in 1769 to make observations from Tahiti. It's an event that won't happen again until 2117, and it's happening today, and we're in Stoneham, and it's cloudy. There's no reason to let a few Stoneham clouds stop you from enjoying this special astronomical occasion. Below are some ways to watch the transit of Venus online from locations around the world, and below that is some more information about the whole thing. Livescience.com has a great guide to webcasts of the event, which includes webcasts from observatories, agencies and univiersities from around the world. Here …
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Check out the different ways you can prepare yourself for slick driving conditions.
While emergency officials at the state and local levels are recommending people stay off the roads amid the blizzard, there are still some folks who must brave the elements and make the trek into work. For those of you who need to take to the road, the State Department of Transportation's Highway Division provides several different driving tips to try and keep you safe while behind the steering wheel, including:
Thursday, December 16, 2010
From keeping the lights on at your house to locking the doors of your car, Stoneham Police Chief Richard Bongiorno provides several ways to keep safe during the holidays.
With just a couple days left to wrap up the presents and the last-minute Christmas shopping, now perhaps more than ever residents need to take precautions to safeguard themselves, their homes and their gifts or personal possessions this holiday season. With that in mind, Stoneham Police Chief Richard Bongiorno tackles the subject of safety and provides several tips the community can use to prevent or deter thefts, break-ins and other crimes from occurring. Conceal The Holiday Deals Bongiorno recommends keeping large shopping bags filled with gifts "out of view of a passerby, and if you're going to be storing any presents or gifts you're buying from the stores put them in the trunk of your vehicle out of view." "It's always a red flag and …