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- National Electrical Safety Month:
May is National Electrical Safety Month and the Electrical Safety Foundation International is spearheading its annual effort to educate the public about the steps that can be taken in order to reduce the number of electrically related fires, fatalities, injuries and property loss.
Annual National EMS Week:
May 21-27, 2017
This year, NAEMT continues its partnership with the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) on the EMS Strong campaign. Together, NAEMT and ACEP are working to ensure that the important contributions of EMS practitioners in safeguarding the health, safety and wellbeing of their communities are fully celebrated and recognized.
EMS Week brings together local communities and medical personnel to honor the dedication of those who provide the day-to-day lifesaving services of medicine's "front line."
- Hurricane Preparedness Week:
May 25-May 31
Hurricane Preparedness Week is your time to prepare for a potential land-falling tropical storm or hurricane. Learn how with the daily tips. Assemble a disaster kit: Have a three-day supply of food and water on hand—plan for one gallon of water per person per day and food that won’t spoil. Keep a manual can opener and emergency tools including a fire extinguisher, battery-powered radio, flashlight and plenty of batteries.
- Motorcycle Safety Month:
Motorcyclist deaths occurred 27 times more frequently than fatalities in other vehicles, based on 2014 fatal crash data. To keep motorcyclists safe, we urge everyone to share the road and be alert, and we’re reminding motorcyclists to make themselves visible, to use DOT-compliant motorcycle helmets, and to always ride sober. Follow these safety tips
- Global Youth Traffic Safety Month:
Global Youth Traffic Safety Month (GYTSM) was formed in partnership with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to support the United Nations 2007 Global Road Safety Week. Motor vehicle crashes continue to be the leading cause of death in the United States for 15- to 20-year olds. Nearly 1,700 young drivers died and 177,000 more were injured in motor vehicles crashes in 2013.
- Memorial Day Safety:
May 29, 2017
Memorial Day – The official unofficial kick-off weekend for “pretty much almost might as well be summer”! If you are planning to travel, barbecue or spend a weekend in the sun, here are a few simple tips that will help you keep safe this Memorial Day.
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