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Health and Safety Podcast: April 6, 2011

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Learn about sheltering in place in case of a radiation emergency, Public Safety Telecommunications Week in Fairfax County, Public Health Week in Fairfax County and window safety. Links to topics …

Learn about sheltering in place in case of a radiation emergency, Public Safety Telecommunications Week in Fairfax County, Public Health Week in Fairfax County and window safety. Links to topics mentioned in this podcast can be found online at www.fairfaxcounty.gov.

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  • 1. Health and Safety Podcast
    April 6, 2011
  • 2. Topics
    Sheltering in place in case of a radiation emergency.
    Public Safety Telecommunications Week in Fairfax County.
    Public Health Week in Fairfax County.
    Window safety.
  • 3. Radiation Emergency
    In the event of a radiation emergency, such as a nuclear power plant accident or the explosion of a dirty bomb, you may be asked to stay home and take shelter rather than try to evacuate.
    This action is called “sheltering in place.”
  • 4. Radiation Emergency
    Staying in your home for a short time may protect you from exposure.
    The walls of your home may block much of the harmful radiation. Taking a few simple precautions can help you reduce your exposure to radiation.
    http://emergency.cdc.gov/radiation/shelter.asp
  • 5. Public Safety Telecommunications Week
    The Fairfax County 9-1-1 Center is one of the few centers of its kind in Virginia accredited by the commonwealth of Virginia to provide emergency medical dispatch and pre-arrival instruction during medical emergencies prior to the arrival of public safety personnel.  
  • 6. Public Safety Telecommunications Week
    April 10-16 is Public Safety Telecommunications Week in Fairfax County.
    The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors urges residents to show appreciation to members of this profession who assist 24/7, 365 days a year, to protect our health and safety.
  • 7. Public Health Week
    April 4-10 is Public Health Week in Fairfax County.
    The theme of this year’s National Public Health Week is "Safety is No Accident: Live Injury Free.” 
  • 8. Public Health Week
    Unintentional injuries, such as motor vehicle crashes, poisonings and burns, rank among the top 10 causes of death for people ages 1-44.
    To learn more about National Public Health Week and how you can stay safe and healthy, visit www.nphw.org/nphw11.
  • 9. Window Safety
    With open windows comes an increased
    safety risk for young children. A child’s
    fall from a window can be tragic.
    Always supervise young children; life-threatening injuries can happen in seconds to a child left unattended.
    Close and lock windows whenever young children are around. 
  • 10. Window Safety
    Keep furniture and beds away from windows. Children can quickly climb onto window ledges and fall.
    Keep window treatments (blinds, cords, drapes, etc.) out of children’s reach. They may injure themselves when climbing or be strangled.
    www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fire
  • 11. Additional Information
    www.fairfaxcounty.gov
    www.fairfaxcounty.gov/emergency
    9-1-1 – Emergency police, fire, medical.
    703-691-2131 – Non-emergency.