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Water Safety at Home

August 14th, 2012 by

The home environment has many hidden drowning hazards for children. Drowning deaths can occur not only in pools and spas, but in bathtubs, toilets and buckets. Keep these safety tips in mind to make your home safer from these hidden hazards.

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  • Keep doors to bathrooms and laundry rooms closed.
  • Large 5-gallon buckets are common household items and may be a potential hazard. Empty all buckets, containers and wading pools immediately after use. Store them upside-down and out of children’s reach.
  • Keep toilet lids closed and use toilet seat locks. According to the CPSC, toilets are overlooked as a source of drowning in the home – toddlers can fall headfirst into the toilet.
  • Once bath time is over, immediately drain the tub.

 

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  • Always stay within an arm’s reach of your child when he or she is in or near pools, spas, bathtubs, toilets or buckets.
  • Never leave your child unattended in a tub or around any other body of water, even if he or she knows how to swim.
  • Never leave your child alone or in the care of older children during bath time.
  • Children in baby bath seats and rings must be watched every second.

 

LEARN

  • Learn adult and infant CPR.

 

DID YOU KNOW?

  • One-third as many children under age 5 drown from other hazards around the home as drown in pools (CPSC).
  • Two-thirds of drowning deaths in the home, not including pools, occur in bathtubs (CPSC).
  • Home swimming pools are the most common place for a child younger than age 5 to drown.

 

DOWNLOADS

  • Tips to Prevent Drownings at Home

http://www.safekids.org/assets/docs/safety-basics/safety-tips-by-risk-area/tips-to-prevent-drownings-at-home.pdf

 

For more info please visit: Safety Kids USA

Photo by Will Merydith

 

 

 

 

 

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Walmart’s Grant Deadline Ending Soon

November 28th, 2011 by

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Walmart and Sam’s Club have been providing community grants for years now and their latest grant application process is coming to an end. If you have heard of this and would like to apply you still have a few weeks! This grant covers a broad range of public and private organizations:

Eligibility Requirements:

The following organizations are eligible to seek funding from the Walmart Store and Sam’s Club Giving Programs:

  • Organizations with current tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3), (4), (6), or (19) of the Internal Revenue Code and must be listed in the most current IRS 50 State Master File at the time of application.
  • Recognized government entities: State, County and City agencies, including law enforcement and fire departments.
  • Volunteer Fire Departments with current tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; or that operate as an entity of a recognized government agency, as demonstrated by primary funding and documented by a letter from that agency.
  • K-12 Public Schools/Districts, Charter Schools, Community/Junior Colleges, State Colleges and Universities.
  • Private schools and colleges with current tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Churches and other faith based organizations with propose projects that address and benefit the needs of the community at large. Examples of such projects include:
  • Food Banks
  • Shelters
  • Job Skills Training
For more information about this grant and how to apply, please visit their website by clicking here
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NEW: Order Directly from our Website!

November 28th, 2011 by


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We are pleased to announce that you are now able to purchase your safety education gear online! We are very excited to give you this option and if you have any questions please let us know. Also, we still love phone calls and would love to answer any questions you might have! Click here to contact
us.

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