June Is National Home Safety Month in Norfolk And Virginia Beach, VA

Attention Norfolk and Virginia Beach, VA residents: June is National Home Safety Month.  According to the Virginia Beach Fire Department, it is always helpful to have a plan in place to decrease panic when something goes wrong. 

For example, one contributor to injuries from Virginia house fires is a gas or charcoal grill accident. People get scared or embarrassed when involved in cooking or smoking related incidents and do not call for help. Emergency numbers should be everywhere around the house for easy calling. No matter whether a fire is small or big, phoning the fire department for professional help prevents a problem from getting worst. 

According to the Virginian-Pilot, these health and safety tips can be used all year long to prevent serious injuries or death in accidents

  • Know local emergency numbers.
  • Install smoke detectors in each room.
  • Do not open doors that are hot to touch.
  • Ensure family members know at least two ways to escape each room in a house
  • Stock up a first-aid kit.
  • Have tests for mold and carbon monoxide.
  • Decrease buying products containing lead which may be poisonous.

Death and serious injuries like brain and spinal cord injuries may result from not making a home safe.  Injuries from a fire, mold, or lead poisoning can be a life-altering tragedy that requires the assistance of Virginia personal injury attorneys for full justice. 

To learn more about what to do if you or a loved one is hurt in an accident, check out our Frequently Asked Questions devoted to the subject.


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