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Fireworks safety

Safety tips for fireworks for parents and kids   Keep a bucket of water or a garden hose handy.  I know a lot of people think "I don't buy dangerous fireworks, that's not a problem for me".  Yes but your neighborhood kids might set off fireworks that travel and the embers can catch your house or surroundings on fire.  Be aware of windy conditions which can quickly change the direction of an explosion or firework. Embers can easily spread to rooftops and trees.  Avoid alcohol and drugs while dealing with fireworks.  An impaired judgement can affect you or someone else negatively.  It slows reaction time to get out of the way if something goes wrong, it makes it more likely...

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Ways to Describe an Attacker/Robber to the Police

Ways you can help identify an attacker/robber to the Police   Using Sight Hairstyles - Think of all the different hairstyles you've seen in your life.  Especially in modern day with youtube.  Flat top, french braid, shaved head, frosted tips,Asymmetric cut, bangs, jheri curl,beard, bob cut, braid, layered hair, butch cut, buzz cut, dreadlocks, ducktail, hi top fade, mohawk, mullet Unique characteristics - Did you notice any tattoos, scars, piercings, poor grooming, amazing grooming, wearing accessories, birth marks, blemishes, acne, black heads, eye color, hair color etc.  Clothes descriptions - You can tell so much about someone by how they take care of their shoes, how they match colors, styles and fashion.  Try to pick on on an attackers shoes,...

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Ways to Describe an attacker to the police part 1/5

USING SOUND    Hopefully you are never in a bad situation where you have to use this, but it is good to know in case it ever happens.  Bad situations vary based on settings, circumstances, people involved, type of situation etc.   If you go to the police (and please do to deter future similar crimes) to report an attack or a robbery, you can use sound to describe someone.  Even if its the slightest detail that you pick up on, it can make a huge difference in finding this person.  Do they speak fast, slow, low pitched, high pitched, did they use words that stood out, what did they say, why might they have said it.  In this article I...

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