We got some snow here in North Texas including Collin County this afternoon and hard freeze warning is up until tomorrow, Saturday, morning according to NWS Dallas-Fort Worth.
Y’all be extra careful on the road and stay warm in your homes. Don’t go out unless very necessary. For more information visit http://www.weather.gov/fwd/ .
Air medics helicopter taking off.
We had a great night at the National Night Out last two Tuesdays ago. It was an event that we’re looking forward to every October of the year. This National Night Out or NNO is held in appreciation to our community’s first responders (see: responder).
Air medics helicopter
John Deere barrel ride
Photo from my other site: http://www.brightbundles.com/
There are so many activities going in a National Night Out: pony rides, bounce houses, giveaways from sponsors, free food, free music, K9 show, barrel ride…to name a few. This also a good time to meet and know your neighbors. This way, we can help each other in fighting crimes in our communities. This is held usually in big areas like city parks.
After all the fun activities, NNO always ended with a fabulous fireworks show. We loved it.
Traveling can be fun and exciting, however, travel safety is extremely important. Prior to leaving, become familiar with the laws and customs that govern your destination. This is especially important if your travels will take you overseas. The laws of other countries are often markedly different from those of the United States. Whether you are traveling abroad, or just to the next state, consideration should always be taken regarding your travel destination. Know before you go.
Plan with Flexibility
If you plan on doing the driving, make sure that you’re aware of road conditions. It may even be a good idea to plan an alternative route just in case poor weather conditions or road conditions become a problem. The more steps you take to prepare for the unexpected, the more peace of mind you will have should a catastrophe occur.
Be Prepared for Emergencies
You might consider getting a roadside service plan if you don’t already have one. If something happens to your vehicle it’s no fun being stranded for hours wondering when and how you are going to get out of your jam. Roadside service can be that friend you can call in the middle of the night, anywhere, that will help you in a tight spot.
Travel Safety and Guns
If you choose to carry a firearm become familiar with all documents that you will need to carry one legally. It can’t hurt to familiarize yourself with gun laws in your travel destination as well. If you don’t do your research you’re asking for trouble. You need to know if it’s okay to store that glock magazine sleeve on your dash before you try it. A little prior knowledge can save you headaches and even a run-in with the law.
Traveling is fun and exciting. Taking a little extra time to become familiar with the place you are travelling to, and a preparing for the unexpected, as much as possible, are good ways to create more peace of mind and awareness: which are both steps that increase travel safety. Know before you go.
Shopping for tree gear is very serious business. After all, that same gear might be called upon to save your life at some point in the future. Therefore, you need to be absolutely certain that you are getting the highest quality products that are currently made. This is the only way that you or your employees will be able to continue to climb trees with confidence. How you go about finding this equipment can be done in several different ways. There are a few effective methods you can use to weed out the lesser tree gear that you need to stay away from. Here are some of the primary traits your tree gear supplier should have.
1. They sell gear made by respected manufacturers
You are always much better off if you buy tree gear that is made by a company that has been around for many years and has a great reputation in the industry. It might be tempting to save some money by buying equipment that is made by a company you never heard of before. It is true that you might be able to save a few bucks by doing this. However, is this minimal savings really worth risking the lives of you and your colleagues? You should not be cheap when it comes to the safety of the people you work with. It would be a tragedy to find out that a serious accident could have been prevented if a higher quality piece of equipment had been purchased.
2. A large assortment
You want to find a tree gear supplier that has everything you need. This will help you to avoid going to many different stores in an effort to find all of the equipment you need to buy. You need a supplier that sells many different brands of fall arrest equipment and anything else that you might be looking for. This makes your shopping much easier and saves you a ton of time.
3. A knowledgeable staff
There may be some important information about the tree gear you are buying that you are unaware of. In this case, it is essential for you to understand exactly what it is you are buying. You need to have a complete understanding of all the features because you never know when you are going to need to use them. The staff should not leave it up to you. The staff should also be able to answer any questions you have.