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Happy Black History Month| Marie Van Brittan Brown - click for details
Marie Van Brittan Brown was the inventor of the first home security system.
She is also credited with the invention of the first closed circuit TV.
Brown was born in Queens, New York, on October 22, 1922,
and resided there until her death on February 2, 1999, at age seventy-six.
The patent for the invention was filed in 1966,
and it later influenced modern home security systems that we still use today.
Click Marie’s picture above to learn more about her life.
How to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft Online - click for details
So, what can you do to stop it happening to you?
In this digital age, there are more and more ways a scammer can get your information,
so where should you keep a look out?
Tips for Staying Safe when Walking Alone at Night - click for details
but even with the best planning there will likely come a time you will need to walk somewhere alone at night.
Whether it’s to your car after a late night at the office, heading to your car after a late-night store run,
or walking home from the public bus station, you may find yourself out at night alone.
Make sure you follow these tips to stay safer
What to do in an Active Shooter situation - click for details
how to recognize signs of potential violence around you
and what to expect after an active shooting takes place.
Remember during an active shooting to RUN. HIDE. FIGHT.
Winter Driving|What to pack in your emergency car kit - click for details
Check your tires and make sure your chains fit before the first winter storm and check tire pressure during cold weather.
Remember, tire shops and mechanics are busiest just before and during winter storms.
Get a vehicle winter maintenance check-up.
Don't wait to check your battery, belts, hoses, radiator, lights, brakes, heater/defroster and wipers.
Keep your fuel tank full — don't let it fall below half a tank on winter trips.
Program your radio for traffic reports and emergency messages (for WSDOT radio: 530 and 1610 AM).
10 Tips for keeping your kids SAFE online - click for details
It has revolutionized how we learn, how we connect with one another.
The internet even provides entertainment with streaming videos and apps and games.
But with the potential for learning, there is also potential danger, particularly for children and teens.
In order to keep kids safe online,
it’s important for parents to be aware of children’s online activities and to teach children how to use the internet safely.
These tips for online safety can help.
Click the graphic above to learn more
CPR: Why EVERY parent should know how to do it! - click for details
However, when done correctly CPR can save your child’s life.
It can restore breathing and circulation until emergency personnel arrive.
Bunk Bed Safety - click for details
Bunk Beds: Safety Information for Parents
Children love bunk beds, but they can be dangerous.
The child in the top bunk can fall out, and the child in the lower bunk can be injured if the upper bunk collapses.
If you accept these risks and decide to install bunk beds anyway, take the following precautions to keep your child safe
Click the graphic above to read about bunk bed safety
Safe Kids Mercer County - click for details
operation support and other resources to assist in achieving our common goal: keeping your kids safe.
Based on the needs of the community, this coalition implements evidence-based programs, such as car-seat checkups,
safety workshops and sports clinics, that help parents and caregivers prevent childhood injuries.
Infant Ibuprofen-RECALL| Walmart, CVS & Family Dollar - click for details
The three recalled lots of Concentrated Oral Suspension, USP (NSAID) 50 mg per 1.25 mL may have concentrations of ibuprofen that are too high and therefore could be dangerous, according to the recall announcement. For more information, please click the image.
Holiday Lights|Decorating Safety Tips
Don’t let a preventable accident take the enjoyment out of your holidays.
Whether you’re excitedly preparing for Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa, take a few minutes to read our decorating safety tips.
Click the holiday tree picture!
New Jersey Walking School Bus App.|Mercer Greater TMA
makes it a snap to set up a Walking School Bus in your neighborhood!
Just search for the New Jersey Walking School Bus App in the app store and download.
It’s available for Android and IOS.
The app allows parents to easily create and plan walks to and from school.
Parents can search by elementary school for existing walking groups, create walking groups and invite neighbors to join, plan walks to and from school, assign parent leaders to walk with students, group text within the app, and alert parents when students have arrived safely at school!
Stranger Awareness for Kids| Billy to the Bus (shortened safety video)
Along the way Billy is approached by a stranger. The video shows kids what to do if they are approached by a stranger.
It shows what they should watch for and who they should let know about the stranger.
Getting to School Safely
What to know about storing medicine - click for details!
Children are curious by nature, and it makes sense that they would be even more curious when it comes to medication. Many medications look and taste like candy. While it’s important to encourage our kids to explore and discover new things, when it comes to medication, we want to be careful to keep them safe.
Here are a few tips to show you how- Click the graphic to learn more!
FIRE SAFETY FOR FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN WHO ARE IMMOBILE
MEET THE GOMEZ FAMILY
Meet the Gomez family. Ten-year-old Luis Gomez uses a wheelchair. Mom and dad work closely with him to make sure that their home is safe for him to move around.
Together as a family they plan and practice scenarios where they would have to help Luis get out of harm’s way or escape from the home in the event of a fire.
Nationwide Children's Hospital: Sledding Safety Tips for Children - click for details!
Snow Shoveling Safety
Snow Plow Safety for Kids
6 things to know about Carbon Monoxide Detectors - click for details!
Safety tips for pedestrians and motorists as daylight savings time begins - click for details!
Tips for creating a useful first-aid kit - click for details!
Car Seat Check: An easy guide to safe car seat installation and use
How to Safely Carve a Turkey