Tuesday, December 22, 2009

9th Day of Hanuchristmaskwanzakah: American Red Cross Style

We are nine days in and are starting to see the light of day. We have been caroling… well, the American Red Cross – Dallas Area Chapter and you have (I still haven’t been able to convince them to let me and my beautiful singing voice in the "cool kids caroling club" yet).

Our tips have included everything from babysitting to drunk driving and car trouble to CPR. You know us well, we’ll cover anything under the sun as long as it is about our favorite thing – preparedness.

Day nine is fairly common sense, like most have been. But, they truly can be lifesaving and make your holiday one of cheer and hope instead of disaster. Let’s dig in and spread around some of our holiday cheer.

On the ninth day of Hanuchristmakwanzakah, the American Red Cross advised me

Heat your home safely
Designate a driver

Save a life
Avoid danger while cooking
Red Cross train your babysitterrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!
Prevent hypothermia
Don't spread the flu
Please drive safely
And prepare my vehicle for traveling!

Yes, preparedness trekkies, it is better to heat your home safely when the weather outside is frightful.

NEVER use your stove or oven to heat your home.

NEVER leave portable heaters or fireplaces unattended.

PLEASE install smoke alarms on every floor of your home and outside all sleeping areas and test them monthly.

Follow these few tips and you won’t be singing “Baby, it’s cold inside!”

Someone had a spark of inspiration for today’s video of the “12 Days of Christmas.” I knew there had to be a trekkie video out there somewhere. Enjoy!

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