May 2016

  1. Memorial Day 2016
    Categories: Info News & Military First Aid

    Memorial Day 2016

    HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY Learn about Memorial Day: US Memorial Day Org
  2. Picnic
    Categories: Outdoor Safety

    Picnic

    Have a Holiday weekend Picnic? Remember to use sunscreen, watch out for burns around the grill or campfire, and keep those pesky bugs away! Here is some helpful reading on these subjects: Food Safety for Warmer Weather Summer Safety Tips Grilling safety tips Are Natural Sunscreens and Insect Repellents Effective? What is Permethrin? Bug Bites Gone Fishing
  3. HEAT
    Categories: First Aid Articles, Health and First Aid Advice for Seniors & Health Tips

    HEAT

    Preparing for Extreme Heat Here at the end of Extreme Heat Week ?? we want to remind you that extreme heat events can happen anywhere in the United States. Extreme heat commonly occurs in the summer; however the main season for heat waves may vary regionally. While heat illness may affect seniors and the very young more rapidly, it is a...
  4. Death by Heat
    Categories: Health Tips

    Death by Heat

    Heat is typically the leading cause of weather related fatalities each year. A heat wave is a period of abnormally hot and humid weather, generally lasting more than 2 days. Heat waves have the potential to cover a large area, exposing a high number of people to a hazardous combination of heat and humidity, which can be very taxing on...
  5. Stay safe this Summer
    Categories: Disaster & Survival Forum

    Stay safe this Summer

    Know Your Risk, Take Action and Be a Force of Nature. Protect yourself from the heat while working or playing outside this summer. Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated and apply sunscreen regularly. Also, dress in lightweight and light colored clothing and wear a wide brimmed hat. 1. Know Your Risk Being prepared means learning about summer weather hazards...
  6. Is a Heat Wave Coming?
    Categories: Health Tips

    Is a Heat Wave Coming?

    Probably. As the NOAA explains, North American summers are hot; most summers see heat waves in one or more parts of the United States. Heat is one of the leading weather-related killers in the United States, resulting in hundreds of fatalities each year and even more heat-related illnesses. What can you do? During Extreme Heat Week, we remind you that taking precautions is...
  7. Look Before You Lock
    Categories: Child Safety, General Safety Topics & Health Tips

    Look Before You Lock

    Extreme Heat creates dangers for all ages, from Heat and Heat Related Injuries and Illness to death. While we often focus on safety working in the heat, and staying hydrated, it's not all about adults and electrolytes... During Extreme Heat Week, we want to remind you that pets and children die when left in cars every year... Look Before You Lock! Sweating...
  8. Heating up
    Categories: General Safety Topics

    Heating up

    Today is the First Day of EXTREME HEAT WEEK While it may be lovely Spring weather at present, it won't last and we've had some gnarly heat waves in  recent years, so we want you to be prepared. We'll be sharing new information about Heat Safety all week, but want o open with a look back at some great information shared...
  9. How your state rates on child passenger safety
    Categories: Child Safety

    How your state rates on child passenger safety

    Baby on Board? Road injuries and accidents are the leading cause of unintentional deaths to children in the United States. Compared with seat belt use alone, booster seat use reduces the risk for serious injury by 45% among motor vehicle passengers aged 4–8 years. Only two states—Tennessee and Wyoming—require child passengers to ride in appropriate car or booster seats through...
  10. We're hungry! What's for dinner?
    Categories: Uncategorized

    We're hungry! What's for dinner?

    If you were in Naples right now, it might be pizza. And, actually, it might be pizza for the next several weeks. Just this week a team of pizza pros 400 strong made their way into the Guinness Book of World Records by baking a pizza 1.1 miles long, beating the previous record by over 1,000 feet. In total the process took 11 hours, more...

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