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Safe Family: Fireworks safety

Updated: 07/03/2009 - SHERMAN, TX -- The Fourth of July is just around the corner, and although it's a time to get those fireworks out, you might want to make sure you are safe and not in violation while doing it. Rashi Vats explains in our Safe Family report.

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Safe Family: Snakes in the summer

Updated: 06/25/2009 - Because of the heat, snakes are moving around a lot more to look for shade and water. Here’s more in our Safe Family report.

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Safe Family: Hot weather safety tips

Updated: 06/09/2009 - AUSTIN – Hot weather can be dangerous to human health. As summer heat builds up this week, it’s important to remember some tips to stay cool during periods of excessive heat.

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Grilling safety

Posted: 05/21/2009 - Memorial Day weekend is considered by many to be the official start of the summer grilling season. But recent research linking grilled meat and pancreatic cancer could drop the caution flag on some folks' summer grilling.

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Boating safety stressed as Memorial Day Weekend nears

Posted: 05/19/2009 - ARDMORE, OK – This week marks National Safe Boating Week. And with Memorial Day weekend just around the corner, many people are already planning for some fun in the sun. But before you finalize your lake plans, the U.S. Coast Guard has a sobering statistic - 90 percent of drowning victims in recreational boating accidents were not wearing life jackets. So the National Safe Boating Council wants to remind you to practice safety on the water.

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Safe Family: Lightning safety

Posted: 04/30/2009 - More than 1,000 people are killed by lightning strikes each year, and the National Weather Service says that's more than those killed by tornadoes or hurricanes. After Wednesday’s thunder and lightning, we remember just how important it is to protect yourself in our Safe Family report.

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Safe Family: Swine flu

Posted: 04/28/2009 - Most everyone is concerned about contracting the swine flu, but doctors say there is little reason to panic. Here’s our Safe Family report.

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Safe Family: Alcohol & boating

Posted: 03/31/2009 - A weekend fishing expedition turned tragic over the weekend on Lake Texoma. Adverse weather conditions caused a boat carrying five fishermen to capsize killing one of them. Today we examined another danger on the waters― alcohol and boating ―in our Safe Family report.

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Safe Family: Teen dating violence

Updated: 03/26/2009 - Teen dating violence is becoming a big problem across the U.S. Nearly half of the states fail when it comes to grading them on protecting victims. In this Safe Family report, how you can take action against teen violence.

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Safe Family: Steroids & high school athletes

Updated: 03/24/2009 - High school athletes are not only injecting themselves with illegal steroids, some students may be taking them without even knowing it. CBS News’ Kelly Cobiella has more in this Safe Family report.

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Safe Family: Food safety

Posted: 03/17/2009 - President Barack Obama has named a former New York City health commissioner to run the struggling Food and Drug Administration, hoping to get it back to the job of ensuring food is safe for consumers. CBS News’ Kimberly Dozier has more in this Safe Family report.

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Safe Family: ATVs

Posted: 02/26/2009 - A bill to allow farmers and ranchers to drive street-legal ATVs in rural areas has passed the Oklahoma Senate. Here's more in our Safe Family report.

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Safe Family: Driving and cell phones

Posted: 02/17/2009 - In today's Safe Family report, the Denison city council has taken a big step to help keep your children safe. We all know that talking on your cell phone while driving your car can be a little distracting, but what about when you are driving through a school zone with kids crossing the street?

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Safe Family: Tornado Safety

Updated: 02/12/2009 - Over the past few months severe weather has torn through our area, leaving behind devastation. FEMA has quite a bit of information and tips when it comes to staying safe.

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Safe Family: Identity theft

Posted: 02/10/2009 - In today's Safe Family report, a startling new survey shows that the number of Americans victimized by identity theft is on the rise. But victims are striking back quicker and limiting how much is stolen.

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Safe Family: Fire safe cigarettes

Posted: 02/03/2009 - Cigarettes across the nation are changing. Dozens of states will eventually have laws requiring stores to only sell cigarettes that are fire-safe. CBS News’ Alexis Christoforous explains in today's Safe Family report.

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Winter Weather Driving Tips

Posted: 01/27/2009 - Treacherous winter conditions can make travel along Texas and Oklahoma roads a dangerous proposition.

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Safe Family: Safe driving

Posted: 01/20/2009 - More than 11 million crashes take place on U.S. roads every year, and most crashes are a direct result of dangerous driving. In today's Safe Family report we look at how you can prevent tragedies behind the wheel.

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Safe Family: Heating your home safely

Posted: 01/06/2009 - With winter and cold temperatures now here, it’s time to turn up the heat. In today's Safe Family report, we have some simple tips to prevent home heating fire hazards.

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Safe Family: Railroad Crossing Safety

Posted: 12/30/2008 - As a southern Oklahoma community mourns the loss of a longtime coach and educator, we look at the dangers of railroad crossings in this Safe Family report.

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Safe Family: Tips for a Safe & Happy Holiday

Updated: 10/16/2014 - This year we're helping you learn ways to keep yourself and your property safe during the holidays. Lt. David Hawley of the Grayson County Sheriff's Office stopped by First News again to share tips for a safe and happy holiday.

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