2017 - Resolve to make it a GREAT Year!

I have not taken to reading one new book a month or frequenting the gym five times a week. I admit I have let many a New Year’s resolutions fail and have barely made it past mid January, but this year is different. This year I am making five New Year’s to improve my health and safety. These are five important resolutions I promise to keep.


Resolution #1: I will wash my hands often.
I do not want the flu or cold this winter. I resolve to use soap and water or hand sanitizer to keep from spreading germs. Additionally, I do not plan to touch my face and will cover my mouth if I have a cough. All of these easy changes make a huge impact during flu.

#2: I will create and update my home emergency preparedness kit.
Everyone has a different kit and it should to fit your household(s) needs. At the very least, you should ensure that your kit contains enough food, water and other supplies to last for at least 72 hours. Your kit should reflect your needs for example, pet food for pets and any prescription medications.

#3: I will not use my cell phone or text while driving.
According to the National Safety Council, 1.6 million auto accidents occurred in the U.S. (2015) related to using a cell phone or texting while driving. A trick I have learned is to keep my cell phone out of reach while driving. I store it in my purse on the passenger side floor. I have found that if it is out of sight and out of reach, I am less compelled to reach for it and more focused as a driver.

#4: I will learn CPR.
If I witnessed someone having a heart attack and could not help revive them I would never forgive myself, which is why I have resolved to learn CPR because it is not unlikely that this situation could happen. Sudden cardiac arrest is the leading cause of death in adults. It accounts for 325,000 annual adult deaths in the United States. By learning how to effectively administer CPR my New Year’s resolution could mean the difference between life and death for someone.

#5: Keep my Smart911 Safety Profile Up to date.

Speaking of the difference between life and death, it is imperative that my Smart911 Safety Profile only contains accurate information for me, and my household.

If you are like most folks, and can’t stick to a resolution, use the safety of yourself and your family as motivation to stick to your goals and make 2017 your safest and most prepared year yet.

Test your alarm system.
Update your Emergency (ECL) Call List - if necessary.
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