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Have a Happy & Safe Halloween!

Halloween is a spooky and scary time, but it’s also a lot of fun!  With everything from vampires to fairy princesses running around, it’s hard not to get caught up in all of the excitement.  Still it’s important that with all of the candles, jack-o-lanterns and decorations to make sure that your home and family are safe.  So enjoy all the candy, but make sure you follow these fire safety tips to make sure Halloween is fun and safe for you and your trick-or-treaters.

  1. When you buy a costume, make sure it says “Flame Resistant” on the tag or packaging.  Some materials easily catch on fire, and with jack-o-lanterns and candles in driveways you want to be sure that your trick-or-treater is safe. Fabrics like polyester or nylon tend to be more fire-resistant than other materials.
  2. Tell your kids to steer clear of jack-o-lanterns and other decorations that use candles.  Baggy costumes can catch on fire if they get too close.
  3. Remind your children that playing with matches or lighters is very dangerous, and to let you know if they see their friends playing with them.
  4. Never leave candle decorations unattended.  Opt for flameless candles, flash lights or glow sticks instead.
  5. Use lights that are tested for safety by a recognized testing laboratory, and check lights for broken or cracked sockets, frayed or bare wires, or loose connections.  Be careful not to overload extension cords.

Fore more information about these and other Halloween Fire Safety Tips from the U.S. Fire Administration visit http://www.usfa.fema.gov/citizens/home_fire_prev/holiday-seasonal/halloween.shtm

What do you keep safe?

SentrySafe offers a wide variety products to keep your important items protected from fire, flood and theft.  It’s a place to keep important documents, valuable memories and keepsakes protected and organized.  And even though I work here, I recently had a personal reminder of what that meant.  Two weeks away from our wedding, my fiancé and I were tearing apart the house looking for his birth certificate.  We recently purchased our home safe, but hadn’t quite gotten it out of the box yet.  It was a crazy moment, and we feared we wouldn’t be able to get a marriage license in time for our wedding.  Thankfully we found it!   As soon as it was discovered hidden under a depth of unimportant papers, I knew exactly where to put it next.  Now our Fire-Resistant Safe is full with important documents and photos!

But it got me thinking, what do my fellow employees keep safe?

“I started working at Sentry in August of 1985 in Customer Service, I quickly learned the value of Sentry safes with the testimonial letters and photos we would receive. I think to me among the most precious items that I store in my Sentry safe are our wedding photos proof book, the negatives from the photos through the years and most recently a digital copy of our photos.”  -Ellie Kelly, Sales Administration Manager

“I keep our wedding videos, and the photos of the birth of our 2 boys in our safe at home.  In the end everything is replaceable except our past’s most important memories..” – Anthony DeSalvo, Web Development Manager

“Art has been a lifelong passion of mine and I always have a little sketchbook with me. Over time I have filled several books with sketches of the places I have been and people I have met. They have become as much journals as sketchbooks with each drawing reminding me of a moment in time. I would hate for anything to happen to them so i keep them in a Guardian storage box.”  Josh Coon, Senior Brand Manager

“I would want to store my children’s pictures and my memory box in a SentrySafe.  My memory box contains special pictures of my father and Michael Jackson memorabilia.  Both MJ and my father died within three months of each other and it would mean a great deal to me if these items were preserved.”  -Veronica Dasher, Customer Service Supervisor

“One thing I would want to keep protected in my safe would be all of my son’s artwork.  His time, hard work and effort to create this art, in addition to all my important documents, are priceless to me.” –Joanne Straub, Marketing Production Manager

 

But now we want to know? What do you keep safe? 

Submit a photo to the SentrySafe Is it Safe? Facebook Contest by June 20th, 2013 for your chance to win $500!  Visit https://apps.facebook.com/ss_is_it_safe/ for more details! 

Real Testimonials Read by SentrySafe Employees

It’s a great feeling knowing that you’ve worked hard to help someone else.  In our humble opinion, few work harder than the manufacturers at our Rochester, NY factory.  They give it their all every day, but they are not just making a product.  They’re building protection that we truly hope you and your family will never need, but will be glad you have in the event of a fire.  So we had our employees read some of the many testimonials that we receive here at SentrySafe.  Because it’s always nice to know that someone, somewhere appreciated the hard work and care you’ve put into your job.