An emergency arises and you call 9-1-1 for help, but you don’t know what to tell the dispatcher because you’ve suddenly forgotten your address. Being prepared can help eliminate some of the stress that sets in during emergencies. National Public Safety Telecommunicator’s Week and 9-1-1 Education Month serve as important reminders that being prepared can make all the difference.
According to SafeKids.org, window falls account for about eight deaths and 3,300 injuries among children five and younger each year. National Window Safety Week is designed to heighten the awareness of what can be done to help keep families safe from the risk of accidental falls or injuries in the home. Falls from a window are extremely dangerous, especially for children, and can cause serious injuries or death.
Hazardous materials, more commonly referred to as chemicals, are used regularly in our daily lives. A hazardous material is any solid, liquid, or gas that can cause harm to humans and other living organisms. Many products containing hazardous chemicals are routinely used and stored in homes. They are used to grow our food, clean our homes, fuel our cars, and purify our water, which means we have to be careful about how we use and store these chemicals.
Romance scams affect thousands of people every year, but many victims do not believe they are victims and continue sending money. The average loss per person is about $9,000-$10,000 and some have lost as much as $500,000, have mortgaged homes, sold vehicles, pawned family heirlooms, and taken out loans to send money.
According the the American Burn Association, burn injuries continue to be one of the leading causes of accidental death and injury in our nation where tragically, children, the elderly, and the disabled are especially vulnerable to burn injuries, and almost one- third of all burn injuries occur in children under the age of 15.
Long Term Power Outage Continuity of Operations Workshops
DHSEM Private Sector Liaison recommends these workshops for our private sector stakeholders. The workshop is available on:
Preparedness starts with you. As you begin considering your 2018 resolutions we ask you to consider dedicating this year to preparedness. We hope you will join us in making Colorado the most prepared state in the nation.
You can start today by “Resolving to be #COReady in 2019”. Take action today with any of these steps:
The holiday season is upon us! READYColorado hopes your festivities are filled with friends, family, and safety!
Whenever winter weather arrives, remember this simple message: Get to where you need to be before the weather gets bad. In other words, stay off the roads when it snows.