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Use Fireworks and Campfires Safely Over Independence Day Weekend

The National Fire Protection Association reports that in an average year there are more fires reported on the 4th of July than on any other day.

Fireworks account for 40% of those fires.

Remember to use caution around fireworks and campfires over the holiday weekend.

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Pool Safety Tips

Have fun and stay cool in the pool this summer!

Stay safe too.

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Consumers Energy Honors two Grand Rapids Students

Consumers Energy has recognized the artistic talents of students at Dickinson elementary and Immaculate Heart of Mary school in Grand Rapids by featuring their drawings about electric and natural gas safety into its 2013-14 kids safety calendar.

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Is Eating While Driving Dangerous? Do You Eat And Drive? [Polls]

Cell phones get a lot of attention for distracting drivers, but cell phones are only the beginning of a long list of distractions.

Eating in the car is a common distraction, but is it dangerous?

Do you eat while driving?

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Lake Michigan Rip Currents Very Dangerous [Video]

It's been a tough summer, safety wise, in Lake Michigan.  Several drownings or near-drownings with the Coast Guard called out numerous times for search and rescue.

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It’s Time to Think About Home and Garden Safety

The warm weather is here. It's time to get things done around the house. Here in Grand Rapids we've already had a bumper crop of grass to mow, and other home and yard projects are beckoning to be done.

Keeping the whole family safe while the house is transformed into a construction zone

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House Automated by Kinect Game Controller [VIDEO]

When you see this video, you're going to want one whether you need it or not.

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Snoozing in the Control Tower

If a radio or TV broadcaster falls asleep at the switch, the result could be very embarrassing, but what if an air traffic controller saws some wood while pilots are calling for landing clearance?

That's exactly what happened early Wednesday at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

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Thanksgiving Warnings

Just a reminder that traveling the roads isn't the only perilous activity we can get ourselves into over the holidays. Check out some simple tips that will keep you (and your turkey) in one piece.

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