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Health and Safety Podcast: Aug. 25, 2010
Health and Safety Podcast: Aug. 25, 2010
Health and Safety Podcast: Aug. 25, 2010
Health and Safety Podcast: Aug. 25, 2010
Health and Safety Podcast: Aug. 25, 2010
Health and Safety Podcast: Aug. 25, 2010
Health and Safety Podcast: Aug. 25, 2010
Health and Safety Podcast: Aug. 25, 2010
Health and Safety Podcast: Aug. 25, 2010
Health and Safety Podcast: Aug. 25, 2010
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Health and Safety Podcast: Aug. 25, 2010

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Learn about upcoming CERT classes, keeping your pets safe in case of disaster, Food Safety Education Month in Fairfax County and this year’s career firefighter of the year.

Learn about upcoming CERT classes, keeping your pets safe in case of disaster, Food Safety Education Month in Fairfax County and this year’s career firefighter of the year.

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  • 1. Health and Safety Podcast<br />Aug. 25, 2010<br />
  • 2. Topics<br />Aug. 25, 2010:<br />CERT Training.<br />Preparedness Month.<br />Pre-Disaster Recovery Plan Workshop.<br />Food Safety Education Month.<br />Firefighter of the Year.<br />
  • 3. CERT Training<br />Community Emergency Response Team <br />– or CERT – training offered in September.<br />No charge for the training.<br />No prerequisites.<br />Classes are open to allresidents over 18 who live or work in Fairfax County. <br />www.fairfaxcert.com<br />
  • 4. Preparedness Month<br />September is National Preparedness Month – and emergency preparedness month in Fairfax County, as proclaimed by the county’s Board of Supervisors – a time to make a plan, get a kit and stay informed on ways to become better prepared. <br />
  • 5. Preparedness Month<br />3 days of food, water and medications.<br />First-aid kit.<br />Identification, harness/leash.<br />Picture of you and your pet.<br />Pet crate or carrier.<br />Your pet’s favorite toys, treats or bedding.<br />Sanitation items. <br />www.fema.gov/areyouready/  <br />
  • 6. Pre-Disaster Recovery Plan<br />Pre-Disaster Recovery Planning Workshop<br />Tuesday, Sept. 14, from 6 to 8 p.m.<br />McConnell Public Safety and Transportation Operations Center<br />4890 Alliance Drive, Fairfax<br />Fairfax County Office of Emergency Management, 571-350-1000. <br />Register online<br />
  • 7. Food Safety Education Month<br />The Centers for Disease Control and <br />Prevention estimates that 76 million <br />people experience foodborne illnesses <br />each year, resulting in 325,000 <br />hospitalizations and 5,000 deaths <br />annually. <br />
  • 8. Food Safety Education Month<br />Take four simple steps for food safety: <br />Clean: Keep hands and utensils clean.<br />Separate: Keep raw meat, poultry and seafood away from other food.<br />Cook: You can’t tell it’s done by how it looks, so use a food thermometer.<br />Chill: A 40-degree fridge keeps bacteria from spreading. <br />www.fairfaxcounty.gov/hd/food<br />
  • 9. Career Firefighter of the Year<br />Captain David P. Conrad of the Fairfax <br />County Fire and Rescue Department<br />28-year veteran of the department.<br />13-year member of Virginia Task Force 1, Fairfax County's Urban Search and Rescue Team. <br />
  • 10. Additional Information<br />www.fairfaxcounty.gov<br />www.fairfaxcounty.gov/emergency<br />9-1-1 – Emergency police, fire, medical.<br />703-691-2131 – Non-emergency.<br />

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