Health & Safety Podcast: April 21, 2010

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Fairfax County's Health and Safety podcast for April 21, 2010, that includes getting tips for calling 9-1-1, learning how to become involved in your community and ways to stay informed from the Police Department.

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Health & Safety Podcast: April 21, 2010

  1. 1. Health and Safety Podcast<br />April 21, 2010<br />
  2. 2. Topics<br />Tips for calling 9-1-1.<br />Become involved in community emergency preparedness / response.<br />Stay informed from the Police Department.<br />www.fairfaxcounty.gov<br />
  3. 3. 9-1-1<br />
  4. 4. 9-1-1<br />Don’t waste precious seconds. <br />Dial 9-1-1 from the nearest telephone.<br />9-1-1 is only for emergencies. <br />Non-emergencies, 703-691-2131.<br />
  5. 5. 9-1-1<br />Stay calm<br />Dispatchers can't help you if they can't understand you. <br />Take a deep breath.<br />Think before you talk. <br />Speak slowlyand clearly.<br />
  6. 6. 9-1-1<br />State the nature of the emergency and the exact address where helpis needed. <br />Stay on the lineto answer furtherquestions fromthe dispatcher.<br />
  7. 7. 9-1-1<br />Send someone to meet the emergency equipment.<br />It's hard to find an address on a dimly lit street in the middle of the night.<br />www.fairfaxcounty.gov/911<br />
  8. 8. National Volunteer Week<br />Fairfax County Citizen Corps programs offer many volunteer opportunities.<br />Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) volunteers participated in recent responses to H1N1 and the Winter Storm of 2010. <br />
  9. 9. Citizen Corps Programs<br />Volunteers are needed for outreach and training efforts. Interested?<br />www.fairfaxcounty.gov/oem/citizencorps<br />Call the Office of Emergency Management 571-350-1000.<br />
  10. 10. Police Facebook Fan Page<br />No cost to join.<br />Become a police department fan at www.facebook.com/fairfaxcountypolice. <br />
  11. 11. Police CEAN Group<br />Geographically targeted alerts:<br />Timely information.<br />Significant criminal incidents.<br />Important announcements.<br />Register several addresses.<br />www.fairfaxcounty.gov/cean<br />
  12. 12. 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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