The Illinois Emergency Management Agency and the State Fire Marshall are offering some possible life-saving holiday gifts this year. NOAA Weather Alert radios, battery operated or rechargeable flashlights, and first-aid kits are all on the list. The items can all help prepare for disasters. Smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, and fire extinguishers ideas.

They're designed to help make homes or businesses safer. Most preparedness and safety gifts items can be found in hardware and department stores. For details log on to

(Metro News)