Beyond 911: Other N-1-1 Special Service Numbers you should know

The N-1-1 codes are part of the North American Numbering Plan, a protocol that informs the assignment of phone numbers across the continent. As part of this plan, N-1-1 numbers are special short codes made to provide quick access to local services. 211 United Way- 2-1-1 is a free, confidential referral and information help line and website that connects people from all communities and of all ages to the essential health and human services they need, 24 hours a day, seven days a...



Stay Safe This New Year's!

Happy New Year’s: New Year’s Eve is a night to have fun and celebrate the coming year. However, safety is a must when participating in the festivities. Here are a few safety tips to ensure that you’re safe and sound when the clock strikes midnight ringing in the New Year. New Year’s Eve don’t drink and drive. New Year’s Day is the 2nd most deadly day for drivers. Designate a Driver: Don’t Drink and Drive. Be Alert: Be aware of your surroundings and how others...



Holiday Safety Tips

Outdoor Christmas Decoration Safety • Make sure all extension cords and electrical decorations used for outdoor decorating are marked for outdoor use. • Match power needs (amperage) of electrical products with amperage rating of extension cords. • Outdoor electric lights and decorations should be plugged into circuits protected by ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs). If circuits are not GFCI-protected, portable outdoor GFCIs can be purchased where electrical supplies are...



Fight Identity Theft

In 2016 15.4 Million U.S. consumers were victims of identity theft. Identity theft is a serious crime that appears to be growing rapidly in today’s time. Simply put identity theft occurs when someone uses information about you without your consent. Information used could be name, address, credit card account numbers, bank account numbers, medical insurance account numbers, and your social security number. Below are some tips to help you combat against methods used for identity...



One touch can KILL

Around June 2017 Georgia was hit with two new confirmed potent strains of fentanyl ACRYLFENTANYL and TETRAHYDROFUREON. (Gray Death) ACRYLFENTANYL has been linked to at least 44 overdose deaths in Cook County, Illinois this year alone. How potent is it? Touching, I repeat TOUCHING any form of fentanyl or fentanyl residue could result in a life threatening overdoes. TRACE amount that are the size of one grain can KILL. With buyer’s safety not being a prevalent concern and fentanyl...