Safety Space: Holiday safety gift ideas

Need a last-minute gift idea for family or friends?

Give a gift of safety that just might save their life.

​Here are some gift ideas:

- Smoke detectors and batteries.

- A quality fire extinguisher.

- A flashlight and batteries or light sticks.

- A first-aid kit.

- An automobile safety kit including jumper cables, flares, fix-a-flat, reflectors.

- A carbon monoxide detector.

- A mobile phone.

- A second-floor escape ladder.

- An "Emergency kit"- energy bars, water, battery radio, flashlight/light sticks and a first-aid kit packed in a small travel bag.

- A kinetic flashlight that doesn't need batteries.

- A weather alert radio.

- A radio that runs by cranking rather than batteries.

- A talking smoke detector if they have small children.

- A bicycle helmets.

- A GFCI extension cord.

Many of these items we don't think about until we NEED them or it's too late. Consider giving the gift of safety this holiday season.

                                                                            -- Thanks to Senior Safety Coordinator RJ Fronsman for this week's Safety Space