Daylight Savings Time is also Daylight Safety Time
In most places in the United States, Sunday, March 9, is Daylight Saving Time, when clocks are moved forward one hour. We here at R Hobbs Insurance Agency want to remind you it’s also a great time to improve your family’s safety!
Be safe in you Illinois or Wisconsin home
Health and safety agencies often use the approach of Daylight Saving Time to remind people to change the batteries in their smoke alarms. The American Red Cross suggests you test your smoke alarms and talk with your family about your fire escape plan. Whether you live in Lincolnshire, Buffalo Grove, Vernon Hills or elsewhere, practice the plan too – at least twice a year.
Daylight Saving is a great time to check your emergency preparedness kit to make sure it’s fully stocked with fresh supplies.
Carbon Monoxide is a concern too
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 400 people die annually in the US from carbon monoxide poisoning. The CDC recommends changing the batteries in your CO detectors when moving your clocks forward this Sunday.
The CDC says the most common symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning include headache, dizziness, weakness, nausea, vomiting, chest pain and confusion.
See the CDC’s site for more ways to prevent carbon monoxide exposure.
We here at R Hobbs Insurance Agency hope these tips help and that you’ll consider sharing them with the people you care about so they can live safer lives too. Give us a call at (847) 680-0888 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or if you'd like additional information.
Illinois and Wisconsin residents, at R Hobbs Insurance Agency, we can work with you to make sure you've got the coverage you need, while at the same time using all possible credits and discounts to make that coverage affordable. Just give us a call at (847) 680-0888 or send us a note at email@example.com. We want to help you meet your goals, and make sure what's important to you is protected!
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