Safety Tips

Grilling Tips for Memorial Day
Typically Memorial Day is the start of summer. That could also be the start of your grilling season. When you do get out the grill it's important to remember theses simple safety tips to avoid disaster.
Best Ways To Make Your July 4th Weekend Safer
One of the best weekends of the summer is 4th of July weekend. While celebrating our nation's birthday Americans partake in fun activities including barbecues, camping, swimming, and of course fireworks. Whether you're grilling, enjoying a backyard or camp fire, or setting off fireworks safety is al…
Whitesboro Man Finds Himself Victim of Expensive New Scam
It seems like every time you turn around there is a new scam threatening your security and your wallet. For Chris Damiano of Whitesboro it cost him some serious scratch. Chris is a school custodian and he recently found himself a victim of a pretty sophisticated email con. You can never be too caref…
Beware of Active Rental Scam on Utica Craigslist Page
If something seems too good to be true, it unfortunately usually is. On the Utica Craigslist page is a listing for a beautiful home in South Utica for rent at an unbelievable price. That is because it is a clear cut scam. These people use clever tricks to try and steal people's hard earned money and…
New York State DEC Warns of Increase in Coyote Population
In New York State we are lucky to have acres and acres of beautiful forests and wilderness. With the land also comes a wide variety of wild animals. The NYS Department of Environmental Conservation is making outdoor enthusiasts aware of a growing population of coyotes. They are also offering a numbe…
Tips to Keep Your Child Safe From Lead Paint Poisoning
The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties just announced that they are investing $1 Million into a three-year initiative to help eliminate lead poisoning from paint and other sources in Oneida and Herkimer Counties. They can't do it alone! It's important for parents and guar…
Winter is the Worst Time of Year for House Fires
An average of 905 people die in winter home fires each year. In addition, more than $2 billion in property loss occurs. 67% of these fires occur in one and two-family houses. These numbers are startling and real! There are several precautions you can take to prevent these tragedies from happening to…
Tips to Trick or Treat Safely With Your Kids
One of the best parts about Halloween is definitely the candy! What other day of the year can you go to a stranger's front door and ask for free treats? Having said that, your child is still going to a stranger's door to ask for candy. Because of that it's important to remember s…

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