ICE - In Case of Emergency
Programming of Emergency Contact Numbers in your PLATEAU Cell Phones
ICE – In Case of Emergency - programming of your cell phones with ICE is a concept that was developed by a paramedic in England. It was realized that most of his victims did not carry emergency contact information but did carry cell phones. So the campaign started was to get people who carry cell phones to put in a listing of ICE in their cell phone directory with a number that should be… Continue
Added by Ken Oswald on May 17, 2013 at 5:53pm —
no txt yl u drive! :(
by Ken Oswald
Let's say next weekend you pack up the family and head out on a 1,000-mile road trip. On the way, you take a nap for say 700 of those miles...at the wheel! Continue
What? No self-respecting parent would risk his or her family's safety that way! The sad truth is, drivers all over the states and the world send text messages at the wheel every day, taking their eyes off the road for around 75 percent of the time while doing…
Added by Ken Oswald on April 12, 2013 at 6:44pm —
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*** Disaster Preparedness Safety Alert Bulletin ***
Earthquake Safety Awareness
FEB 7, 2013 THE GREAT QUAKE SHAKE-OUT
Federal, state, and local emergency management experts and other official preparedness organizations all agree that "Drop, Cover, and Hold On" is the appropriate action to reduce injury and death during earthquakes. The Shake… Continue
Added by Ken Oswald on February 7, 2013 at 11:52am —
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SUPER BOWL FOOD AND PARTY SAFETY TIPS
This next weekend millions of Americans mark Super Bowl Sunday with friends and family, making it the second highest day of food consumption in the United States after Thanksgiving, USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service is offering some practical food safety tips to help prevent food borne illnesses. With the high flu and strep throat this season being prepared for… Continue
Added by Ken Oswald on January 28, 2013 at 10:27am —
Preventing and thawing frozen pipes safely (EMAIL Version with picture please contact me firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks )
What can we do to help safely thaw these frozen pipes and prevent it from freezing during cold winter weather? Water has a unique property in that it expands as it freezes. This expansion puts tremendous pressure on whatever is containing it, including metal or plastic pipes. No matter the "strength" of a container, expanding water can cause pipes to break. Pipes… Continue
Added by Ken Oswald on January 2, 2013 at 11:22am —
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Thanksgiving Safety tips
Time is getting closer, Just a week away now. Thanksgiving would not be the same without turkeys, yet very few people take the time to learn how to handle them properly. Any poultry needs special attention when handling. Thawing a frozen turkey the proper way is important to the safety of your family.
Never thaw a… Continue
Added by Ken Oswald on November 15, 2012 at 12:07pm —
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*** Safety Alert Bulletin ***
Turkey Fryers Can Be Dangerous!
TURKEY FRYER SAFETY AND AWARENESS TIPS
Many say that the quality is increased when you use a turkey fryer and at the proper temperature the taste is locked within the turkey, making sure every bite is succulent, juicy, and bursting with flavor. One turkey fryer advantage is that they are not just for Thanksgiving anymore.… Continue
Added by Ken Oswald on November 14, 2012 at 10:04am —
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*** Health and Safety Alert Bulletin ***
Antibiotics Aren't Always the Answer
November 12-18, 2012 is “Get Smart About Antibiotics Week”
Antibiotics do not fight infections caused by viruses like colds, most sore throats and bronchitis, and some ear infections. Unneeded antibiotics may lead to future antibiotic-resistant infections. Symptom relief might be the best treatment option.
Added by Ken Oswald on November 12, 2012 at 5:40pm —
*** Safety Alert Bulletin *** (for Email version send email to firstname.lastname@example.org)
Halloween – Wednesday, October 31st is just a week away and around the corner. Combine dressing up in costumes with free candy and you create a kid friendly holiday! It is a favorite holiday of many, but they’re thinking about costumes, candy and fun with their friends. Safety is the last thing on their minds, so parents and motorists need to be especially alert. Anytime a child or an… Continue
Added by Ken Oswald on October 24, 2012 at 6:09pm —
*** Fire Safety Alert Bulletin *** (Email version contact me)
National Fire Safety Prevention Week begins Sunday. (October 7-13, 2012)
“It’s Fire Prevention Week. Have two ways out!”
Commemorating a conflagration
Fire Prevention Week was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire, the tragic 1871 conflagration that killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures and burned more than 2,000 acres. The fire began on October… Continue
Added by Ken Oswald on October 8, 2012 at 12:42pm —
October Breast Cancer Awareness Month
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DISEASE INFORMATION | Breast Cancer Awareness
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the United States, aside from skin cancer. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), an estimated 190,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed among women in the United States this year. An estimated over 40,000 women and men are expected to… Continue
Added by Ken Oswald on October 1, 2012 at 5:56pm —
Backpacking for fun and the upcoming school year.
September is here now and October will be just around the corner and school has started. Temperatures may start cooling off and also some of you may be headed to the forest for fun, or hunting. Getting the family involved in backpacking can be a lot of fun. It is a great form of exercise and a great way to spend time together as a family. Without distractions from things like friends and television you can really enjoy the time… Continue
Added by Ken Oswald on September 14, 2012 at 6:24pm —
*** Disaster Preparedness Safety Alert Bulletin ***
During National Preparedness Month, we underscore the important responsibility Americans have to be ready for emergencies in our homes, businesses, and communities. Just this past week’s people from the Gulf coast have been dealing with the affects of Hurricane Isaac, Our area is always subject to wildfires. We never know when an emergency or disaster may hit your area.
The Department of Homeland Security's Ready campaign… Continue
Added by Ken Oswald on September 6, 2012 at 10:00am —
CDC: 103 ill with salmonella tied to mangoes
Federal health officials are investigating a foodborne illness outbreak that has sickened more than 100 people in 16 states and has been associated with salmonella-tainted mangoes. Authorities said Wednesday they are still probing what caused an outbreak of 103 cases of salmonella Braenderup infections since July, and they are trying to identify which mango brands or sources may be linked to the illnesses. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control… Continue
Added by Ken Oswald on August 30, 2012 at 10:53am —
Earthquake Safety Awareness(Email version with maps available if you email me firstname.lastname@example.org)
Due to recent events this past weekend with a “Swarm” of Earthquakes in Southern California. It is important to know that it could happen in our Plateau area and near the Caprock of Texas or if traveling to areas with potential for earthquakes. Would you know what to do if there is an earthquake? Would you be prepared? Here are a few earthquake terms and safety tips to help you increase… Continue
Added by Ken Oswald on August 28, 2012 at 10:02am —
West Nile Virus Awareness
The US state of Texas is battling an outbreak of the West Nile virus, with 27 deaths being blamed on the mosquito-borne disease, authorities said Wednesday Aug 15th.Throughout the state, 650 + people have been sickened since the start of the year, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services.
You may have started to notice more of those swarming mosquito’s flying around. A single mosquito bite can give you West Nile virus (WNV). Improve… Continue
Added by Ken Oswald on August 24, 2012 at 1:14pm —
I have a friend who used his solar lights inside at night when his current was off during a bad storm. He stuck them in a jar or bottle and said they gave off plenty of 'free light'. He put one in each room and would put them back outside in the daytime and bring them in at night as long as the current was off. They are safe to use and cheaper than batteries. Bring in a solar light one night and test it.
Due to a thunderstorm, they lost power for about 5 hours. They were scrambling… Continue
Added by Ken Oswald on August 3, 2012 at 10:47am —
Due to recent events with the shooting tragedy in Colorado. I have put together some tips from various law enforcement agencies and how to respond to a active shooting incident or emergency.
Police departments do not have to wait until bullets are flying and people are dying to stop the active shooter. Sometimes, officers are able to step between the shooter and his intended victims long before the screaming and bleeding begins. There are five phases of this type of incident.
Added by Ken Oswald on July 23, 2012 at 1:26pm —
Hyperthermia Heat Stroke: Summer Heat Makes It Especially Dangerous to Leave Children or Pets in Cars.
Heat coming back again to our area and temperature up near 100 degrees the rest of the week and weekend. Across the country record Highs and Dangerous Temperatures continue throughout the entire United States. The risk of a serious injury or death during hot weather is heightened for children and pets left alone in vehicles, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)… Continue
Added by Ken Oswald on July 18, 2012 at 9:50am —
Summer time heat has many headed to the mountains for a cooler relief. Wildfires also have been a serious problem with dry conditions this year. With many of you traveling to campgrounds or the mountains in the next few weeks of summer. Here are a few helpful safety tips to enjoy those campfires.
Building a campfire, campfires are limited to fire rings in most developed recreation areas. Even these fires can reignite and spread embers to nearby trees and… Continue
Added by Ken Oswald on July 16, 2012 at 10:14am —