Friday, October 8, 2010

Captain's Message 10/07/10

The autumn season is upon us.  The days are warm, but the nights are chilly.  Here are some safety tips you may wish to consider as the nights are getting longer.

  • Check your exterior lighting, especially at your front door and garage.
  • Replace the batteries in your smoke detectors and check the test button.
  • Consider purchasing carbon monoxide detectors.  Carbon monoxide is colorless and ordorless and most of all lethal.  Prices have come down for these detectors, and they’re more affordable.
  • Test your home furnace now to see if it is functioning properly.  When the first cold snap hits, furnace repairmen are in short supply.  PG&E is always a resource if a serious problem arises.
  • Timers are ideal to illuminate the interior of your home when you come home.  It’s beneficial to have a light on instead of fumbling for a light switch or tripping on an edge of a rug in the dark.
  • Ensure you have a flashlight for every person in the home.  A stock of fresh batteries is important, too.

Take care,

Captain Louis Cassanego