Health and Safety Podcast<br />Sept. 22, 2010<br />
Topics<br />Emergency preparedness for people with disabilities, seniors or families with young children. <br />Learn how ...
Emergency Preparedness<br />Do you or a family member have a disability?<br />Are you responsible for the care of a senior...
Emergency Preparedness<br />If the answer to any of these questions is “yes,” then you should consider now what extra step...
Emergency Preparedness<br />Everyone, including people with disabilities, should take time before a disaster to plan for s...
Emergency Preparedness<br />For those on respirators or other electric-powered medical equipment, make prior arrangements ...
Emergency Preparedness<br />Maintain a two-week supply of both prescription and non-prescription medications. <br />Keep c...
Emergency Preparedness<br />For your children, assemble extra items in your disaster supply kit such as diapers, baby form...
Emergency Preparedness<br />Keep a copy of your children’s immunization records, including the date of their last tetanus-...
Emergency Preparedness<br />People with special needs should create a network of neighbors, relatives, friends and co-work...
Emergency Preparedness<br />For more on emergency planning, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/emergency, or contact the Fairfax ...
Fire Prevention Week (Oct 3-9)<br />Smoking Safety Tips:<br />Completely douse butts and ashes with water before throwing ...
Fire Prevention Week<br />Provide large, deep ashtrays with a center support for smokers. Check furniture for any dropped ...
Fire Prevention Week<br />Never smoke in a home where oxygen is being used. <br />If you smoke, choose fire-safe cigarette...
Fire Prevention Week<br />To prevent a deadly cigarette fire, you must be alert. You won’t be if you are sleepy, have been...
ACA Re-accreditation <br />The Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office received re-accreditation from the American Correctional As...
Additional Information<br />www.fairfaxcounty.gov<br />www.fairfaxcounty.gov/emergency<br />9-1-1 – Emergency police, fire...
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Learn about emergency preparedness for people with disabilities, seniors or families with young children, and learn how to properly discard smoking materials to prevent fire dangers.

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Health and Safety Podcast: Sept. 22, 2010

  1. 1. Health and Safety Podcast<br />Sept. 22, 2010<br />
  2. 2. Topics<br />Emergency preparedness for people with disabilities, seniors or families with young children. <br />Learn how to properly discard smoking materials to prevent fire dangers.<br />
  3. 3. Emergency Preparedness<br />Do you or a family member have a disability?<br />Are you responsible for the care of a senior citizen?<br />Do you have small children who require special attention and supplies? <br />
  4. 4. Emergency Preparedness<br />If the answer to any of these questions is “yes,” then you should consider now what extra steps are needed in your family’s disaster plan.<br />
  5. 5. Emergency Preparedness<br />Everyone, including people with disabilities, should take time before a disaster to plan for survival at home, in a shelter or elsewhere in the event of an actual emergency. <br />
  6. 6. Emergency Preparedness<br />For those on respirators or other electric-powered medical equipment, make prior arrangements with your physician or check with your oxygen supplier about emergency plans, and be sure to have electrical backup for any medical equipment. <br />
  7. 7. Emergency Preparedness<br />Maintain a two-week supply of both prescription and non-prescription medications. <br />Keep copies of your medical records, prescriptions for medical equipment, supplies and medications. <br />
  8. 8. Emergency Preparedness<br />For your children, assemble extra items in your disaster supply kit such as diapers, baby formula, medications, favorite books, crayons and paper, puzzles, favorite toys, a favorite blanket or pillow, pictures of family and pets, and any other items that might comfort them. <br />
  9. 9. Emergency Preparedness<br />Keep a copy of your children’s immunization records, including the date of their last tetanus-diphtheria shot. <br />Remember to help seniors who live alone. They may need help evacuating from their home, preparing for a storm and dealing with the aftermath of a disaster. <br />
  10. 10. Emergency Preparedness<br />People with special needs should create a network of neighbors, relatives, friends and co-workers to aid them in an emergency. Discuss needs and make sure everyone knows how to operate necessary equipment.<br />
  11. 11. Emergency Preparedness<br />For more on emergency planning, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/emergency, or contact the Fairfax County Office of Emergency Management at 571-350-1000. <br />For more on Fairfax County’s Special Needs Registry, visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/specialneeds. <br />
  12. 12. Fire Prevention Week (Oct 3-9)<br />Smoking Safety Tips:<br />Completely douse butts and ashes with water before throwing them away, as they can smolder and cause a fire.<br />Never smoke in bed.  <br />
  13. 13. Fire Prevention Week<br />Provide large, deep ashtrays with a center support for smokers. Check furniture for any dropped ashes before going to bed. Empty ashes into a fireproof container with water and sand.<br />Keep smoking materials away from anything that can burn.<br />
  14. 14. Fire Prevention Week<br />Never smoke in a home where oxygen is being used. <br />If you smoke, choose fire-safe cigarettes. They are less likely to cause fires. <br />
  15. 15. Fire Prevention Week<br />To prevent a deadly cigarette fire, you must be alert. You won’t be if you are sleepy, have been drinking, or have taken medicine or other drugs. <br />Keep matches and lighters up high, out of children’s sight and reach.<br />www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fr<br />
  16. 16. ACA Re-accreditation <br />The Fairfax County Sheriff’s Office received re-accreditation from the American Correctional Association for excellence in the operation of the Fairfax County Adult Detention Center.<br />ACA standards are the national benchmark for the effective operation of correctional facilities across the country.<br />
  17. 17. 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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