Emergency Preparedness and Response: Extreme Heat!

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

***************************** In case you haven’t noticed: it is really hot outside. So hot and humid, in fact, that it can be dangerous. Here are a few tips on how to stay cool and safe: Remember to… … always put sunscreen on your kids and yourself … drink LOTS of water […]


Water and Pool Safety Tips

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Children have a natural curiosity and attraction to water. However, drowning is a leading cause of death among young children, both nationally and in Massachusetts. To help prevent water-related injury and drowning: Designate a responsible adult to watch young children while in the bath and all children swimming or playing […]


Safety Checklist: Playground Safety

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Always supervise children when on playgrounds. Maintain visual and auditory contact at all times. Ensure that children use age- and size-appropriate playground equipment. Prevent unsafe behaviors like pushing, shoving, crowding and inappropriate use of equipment. Continually enforce the rules of safe play. Remove hood and neck drawstrings from all children’s […]


Safety Checklist: Water Safety/ Drowning Prevention

Sunday, 6 June 2010

Never leave a child unsupervised in or around water in the home. Empty all sinks, tubs and buckets immediately after use. Do not rely on a bath support ring to keep a baby safe in the tub without adult supervision. Never leave a child unsupervised in or around a swimming […]