Archive for June, 2012

Fire Safety Tips While You are On Vacation

Every year there are an estimated 3,900 hotel and motel fires reported to U.S. fire departments, resulting in 15 deaths, 150 injuries, and $76 million in property loss.

When staying at a hotel or motel, it is important to become familiar with your surroundings. The U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) would like you to review the following safety tips to assist you in preparing for traveling.

Plan Ahead

  • When making your reservations, ask if the hotel or motel has smoke alarms and an automatic fire sprinkler system.
  • When traveling, take a flashlight with you.
  • Read the fire evacuation plan carefully. If one is not posted in your room, request one from the front desk.
  • Locate the two exits nearest your room.
  • Count the number of doors between your room and the exits. This will assist you in the need of an emergency evacuation.
  • Locate the fire alarms on your floor.

 

Good Luck and Have Fun!

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Emergency Preparedness – Douglas County Sheriff Department

June 25th, 2012

Douglas County Sheriff David A. Weaver and the Office of Emergency Management would like all residents of Douglas County to think about their needs in the event that you would need to leave your home in an emergency.

With the continuation of the wild-land fires in the state of Colorado, we are reminding residents this could happen in Douglas County and we encourage all of you to be prepared for any event that may require you to evacuate your home or business. Because you live in a non wild-land fire danger area doesn’t mean you will not have to evacuate your home or shelter in place.

All residents should be prepared for any type of an emergency and have a minimum of a 3 day supply of food, water and medicine on hand to take with them or shelter in place.

You should have a plan in place. This plan is not only what you will take with you, but also where you will meet other family members.  Remember, phones may not be working so if you can’t call them, where is your meeting location?

What important documents must you take if everything is destroyed in your home? Do you have an inventory of your belongings for insurance claims? Have those things been appraised and listed on your home homeowners’ policy? Where are your passports, birth certificates or insurance documents located, should you take these with you? Do you have cash on hand if stores cannot take credit cards or ATM’s are not working?

Think about photographing or videoing your entire house inside and out and putting this and other important information on a flash drive or two. You can give one to a family member, a friend or put it in a safe deposit box.

Have you registered your non Century Link phone number for emergency notifications? Here is the link:http://dcsheriff.net/Emergency_Mass_Notification_System.html. By registering you will then receive information on your cellular phone or land-line phone when the Sheriff’s Office sends out a mass emergency notification in area. If you need assistance with the emergency mass notification system please call Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Community Resource Unit at 303-660-7544.

Douglas County residents can receive information when an emergency event is taking place in the county. During emergencies the Sheriff’s Office does its best to post the most recent information regarding evacuations and other public safety concerns on dcsheriff.net. Residents can subscribe to the dcsheriff news blog and receive alerts via email, facebook, and twitter, when the blog is updated. To get the latest information it is suggested that county residents subscribe to the dcsheriff.net news blog, Facebook (Douglas County Sheriff) and Twitter (Dcsheriff) or by going to dcsheriff.net and using the Facebook and Twitter icon in the middle of the home page.

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Water Safety Tips

Young children are irresistibly drawn to water. These general water safety tips from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission can help you keep your child and other children safe in and around your home, pools and spas.

General Water safety tips

  • Maintain Constant supervision. Watch children around any water environment, no matter what skills you child has acquired and no matter how shallow the water.
  • Do not rely on substitutes. The use of flotation devices and inflatable toys cannot replace parental supervision. Such devices can suddenly shift position, lose air or slip out from underneath a child, creating a drowning hazard.
  • Always lock or remove ladders from aboveground pools after use. Remove all toys from pools when not in use to avoid children being tempted to retrieve them.
  • Hot tubs pose a drowning risk to children and overheating risks to very young children.
  • Always secure safety covers and barriers to prevent children from gaining access to spas or hot tubs when not in use.
  • If a child is missing, always look in the pool or spa first. Seconds count in preventing death or disability.
  • Prevent entrapments. Suction from a pool or spa’s drain can be powerful enough to trap an adult. Do use a pool or spa if there are broken or missing drain covers. Ask you pool service operator if the pool’s drains are compliant with the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act.
  • Never leave a child unobserved in a pool. Adult supervision is essential and all non-swimmers should be kept within reach. A parent’s eyes must be on the child at all times!
  • Keep a telephone handy so 911 can be dialed in an emergency situation.
  • Keep rescue equipment by the pool.
  • Parents should take an infant and child CPR course. Knowing these skills is important around water and will expand your capabilities to provide care for your child.
  • Enroll Children in a water safety course or learn to swim program as young as you feel is appropriate. No one is “drownproof”, but water skill and behaviors can be learned.

 

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