While we anticipate the fun and enjoyment each of the four seasons can bring, we also need to be aware of possible hazards and take precautions to keep our family safe all year round.
New York in autumn can't be beat: the beauty of the turning leaves; the often lingering warmth from an Indian summer; and the sweetness of crisp, juicy apples. But, we still need to be mindful of children at bus stops, nightfall starting earlier and cold and flu season.
As it gets chillier in the evenings, we may turn to space heaters to keep a room toasty and warm before turning on the central heat so care needs to be taken when they are use. The National Fire Prevention Association offers tips for keeping your children and home safe from fire.
Other safety information
The links to the right provide additional information on seasonal safety precautions.