school safety

  • Bulletproof Campus?

    Campus Safety is on many minds in the wake of the recent Oregon Active Shooter Tragedy.

    schoolsafetyAll across the United States, colleges and universities are welcoming students to the new 2015-16 school year.  Many of those students have targeted emergency management or homeland security as a field of study and a first-choice career.

    In the Emergency Management Institute’s (EMI) second Higher Education Program webinar, Frederick Community College (FCC) will discuss the partnership between FCC’s Mid-Atlantic Center for Emergency Management, the Maryland State Department of Education’s Career and Technology Education Program, and the Statewide Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Council.  This partnership is an effort designed to provide effective pathways from secondary to post-secondary programs, and produce graduates possessing the skills, knowledge, and attitudes that prepare them for work, life, and responsible citizenship. Continue reading in EMI Training Bulletin 1194

    Active Shooter: What You Can Do

    What else can  we do? Learn Bleeding Control & Help spread the word about Bystander involvement with the Stop the Bleed Campaign

  • Free AEDs for Schools!

    The Parent Teacher Student Organization at Taylor Intermediate School will be selling 40-piece first aid kits as a fundraiser.

    The goal is to sell at least 300 kits, because the school will earn an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). An AED is a portable electronic device that automatically diagnoses life-threatening cardiac emergencies in a victim and is able to treat them through defibrillation. Why isn't your school doing this?

    Plan D - D is for "Defibrillator"

    Free AEDs for Schools and Churches

    Need an AED for your School, Church, or Group? Free AEDs really are available with the AED fundraiser. Just sell these great First Aid Kits and get a free Automated External Defibrillator and a lot more. Who needs a grant for School technology or Playground safety? Get a FREE AED Today!

    Sell these - Auto & Home Fundraiser Kits - Suggested Retail: $3000 for 300 KitsDefibtech LifeLine AED - 5 yr battery - Suggested Retail: $1495

    COMES WITH THIS! AND THIS!!! THEN WE ADD THIS!!!! & EVEN ADD THIS!!!!!!
    Defibtech Standard Battery Pack
    Defibtech Standard Battery Pack
    Suggested Retail: $150.00
    Defibtech Adult Defibrillation Pads
    Defibtech Adult Defibrillation Pads
    Suggested Retail: $38.00
    Defibtech Child/Infant Electrode Pads
    Defibtech Child/Infant Electrode Pads
    Suggested Retail: $99.00
    AED Wall Cabinet with Alarm 
    AED Wall Cabinet with Alarm
    Suggested Retail: $224.95
    1. You sell the 300 kits @ $10 each ($3000)
    2. Deliver the 300 kits to your customers
    3. KEEP THE REST (over a $2000 Retail Value with Free Shipping!) FOR YOUR SCHOOL
     By Popular Demand – we are also now offering First Aid Fundraising Plan D2:

    Sell 10 more kits and UPGRADE the above to the
    7 year Battery & Warranty Model Defibtech AED!

    Plan D: Mixed Fundraiser Kit Pack with AED
    Plan D: Mixed Fundraiser Kit Pack with AED
    ITEM / SKU: URG-3000-DFundraiser Plan D (D is for Defibrillator)The Plan D Package comes with 300 Fundraiser Kits* (150 Auto & 150 Home)
    Sell these kits for $10 a piece and you'll break even with a FREE AED with SOOO MANY accessories.We give you a Defibtech Lifeline AED FREE! The Defibtech Lifeline AED comes with a 5 Year Battery Pack and 1 Pair of Adult Defibrillation Pads.  Just because... We are going to throw in a pair of Child / Infant Electrode Pads and a AED Wall Cabinet with Alarm!

    • (150) Home Fundraiser First Aid Kits
    • (150) Auto Fundraiser First Aid Kits
    • (1) Defibtech Lifeline AED - 5 Year Battery & 5 Year Warranty - FREE!!
      • (1) Defibtech Standard 5 Year Battery Pack - AED COMES WITH THIS!!
      • (1 Pair) Defibtech Adult Defibrillation Pads - AND THIS!!
    • (1 Pair) Defibtech Child / Infant Electrode Pads - WE ADD THIS!!!
    • (1) AED Wall Cabinet with Alarm - & EVEN ADD THIS!!!

    Plan D2: Mixed Fundraiser Kit Pack with AED
    Plan D2: Mixed Fundraiser Kit Pack with AED
    ITEM / SKU: URG-3000-D2Fundraiser Plan D2 (D is for Defibrillator)The Plan D2 Package comes with 310 Fundraiser Kits* (155 Auto & 155 Home)
    Sell these kits for $10 a piece and you'll break even with a FREE AED with SOOO MANY accessories.We give you a Defibtech Lifeline AED FREE! The Defibtech Lifeline AED comes with a 5 Year Battery Pack and 1 Pair of Adult Defibrillation Pads.  Just because... We are going to throw in a pair of Child / Infant Electrode Pads and a AED Wall Cabinet with Alarm!

    • (155) Home Fundraiser First Aid Kits
    • (155) Auto Fundraiser First Aid Kits
    • (1) Defibtech Lifeline AED - 7 Year Battery & 7 Year Warranty - FREE!!
      • (1) Defibtech Standard 7 Year Battery Pack - AED COMES WITH THIS!!
      • (1 Pair) Defibtech Adult Defibrillation Pads - AND THIS!!
    • (1 Pair) Defibtech Child / Infant Electrode Pads - WE ADD THIS!!!
    • (1) AED Wall Cabinet with Alarm - & EVEN ADD THIS!!!

    Also see the General First Aid Fundraiser Page >>

  • Monday Safety Tip - Mercury

    Mercury• Mercury spills in schools are not only dangerous but also expensive to clean up.
    • Mercury exposure [PDF-1.1MB] can affect the nervous system, lungs, and kidneys of children. Serious cases can result in brain damage—and even death.
    • Help schools prepare for and prevent a mercury spill; visit the new Don’t Mess with Mercury website for educational materials and animated video messages.

    The Element Mercury:

    Mercury is a chemical element with the symbol Hg and atomic number 80. It is commonly known as quicksilver and was formerly named hydrargyrum. 

    • Symbol: Hg
    • Electron configuration: [Xe] 4f14 5d10 6s2
    • Discovered: 2000 BC
    • Melting point: -37.89°F (-38.83°C)
    • Atomic number: 80
    • Boiling point: 674.1°F (356.7°C)
    • Atomic mass: 200.59 ± 0.02 u

    Public Health Statement PDF PDF Version, 121 KB

    This Public Health Statement is the summary chapter from the Toxicological Profile for Mercury. It is one in a series of Public Health Statements about hazardous substances and their health effects. A shorter version, the ToxFAQs™, is also available. This information is important because this substance may harm you. The effects of exposure to any hazardous substance depend on the dose, the duration, how you are exposed, personal traits and habits, and whether other chemicals are present. For more information, call the ATSDR Information Center at 1-888-422-8737.

    This public health statement tells you about mercury and the effects of exposure.

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) identifies the most serious hazardous waste sites in the nation. These sites make up the National Priorities List (NPL) and are the sites targeted for long-term federal cleanup activities. Mercury has been found in at least 714 of the 1,467 current or former NPL sites. However, the total number of NPL sites evaluated for this substance is not known. As more sites are evaluated, the sites at which mercury is found may increase. This information is important because exposure to this substance may harm you and because these sites may be sources of exposure.

    When a substance is released from a large area, such as an industrial plant, or from a container, such as a drum or bottle, it enters the environment. This release does not always lead to exposure. You are exposed to a substance only when you come in contact with it. You may be exposed by breathing, eating, or drinking the substance or by skin contact.

    If you are exposed to mercury, many factors determine whether you'll be harmed. These factors include the dose (how much), the duration (how long), and how you come in contact with it. You must also consider the other chemicals to which you're exposed, as well as your age, sex, diet, family traits, lifestyle, and state of health.

    NOTE: First Aid Mart only sells Mercury-Free Thermometers

    Mercury is dangerous.
    Mercury poisoning can affect the nervous system, lungs, and kidneys. Serious cases can result in brain damage — and even death.
    There are still many sources of mercury in schools today.You may think that mercury is no longer a problem, but it’s still around. Some of the most common sources are:

    • Glass thermometers
    • Compact fluorescent light (CFL) bulbs
    • Medical equipment
    • Gauges and other science equipment
    • Thermostats, switches, and other electrical devices
    If mercury spills, you will have a serious problem on your hands. Mercury spills are dangerous — and they can be very difficult to clean up.

    • Most people get mercury poisoning by breathing in vapors.
    • It’s expensive to clean up a mercury spill. Costs of clean up have run as high as $750,000.
    • Cleanup efforts can disrupt your school’s schedule; you could lose valuable classroom time.

    That’s why prevention is so important.

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