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Hands-Only CPR

Hands-only CPR can save lives. The American Heart Association states that “Almost 90% of people who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests die. CPR, especially if performed in the first few minutes of cardiac arrest, can double or triple a person’s chance of survival.” Most people who survive a cardiac emergency are […]

Household Inventory Software

The Boyscouts motto “Be Prepared” is a good one to follow especially before you are hit with an unexpected disaster. KnowYourStuff is free online software from the Insurance Information Institute. The site walks you through taking an inventory of all of your possessions. You go through your house room by […]

Smoke Detector Safety

Massachusetts has a law that before a house can sell, the town’s fire department must come in and inspect that the smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are in the right place and are working. The majority of the houses I see either have smoke detectors in the wrong spot or […]