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As summer draws to a close, back-to-school season is in full effect. Safety should be a priority for every family as children return to classrooms this fall. It is important for parents to stay up-to-date on the proper safety precautions and share this information with their children to keep them safe throughout the school year.
  
'''Chief’s Message June 1, 2013'''
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;[http://www.nsc.org/safety_home/SafetyObservances/Documents/Back%20to%20School/Back%20to%20School%20Safety%20Checklist.pdf Back-to-School Safety Checklist]
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:Use this checklist to review important safety procedures to make sure your children are fully prepared for the school year.
  
  
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;Transportation Safety
 
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'''Summer Safety Tips''' ''PDF File''
 
  
:Nearly 70 percent of Americans, according to the American Red Cross, have been involved in some kind of summer emergency, ranging from insect bites to heat stroke and other life-threatening situations. Here is a file with some tips on how to keep you and your kids safe this summer.  
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;[http://www.nsc.org/safety_home/SafetyObservances/Documents/Back%20to%20School/Traveling%20to%20School%20Safety.pdf Traveling to School Safely]
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:Whether children walk, ride their bicycle or take the bus to school, it is extremely important that they take proper safety precautions.
  
[http://montpelierpd.com/MPDWiki/images/d/d3/Press_Release_Summer_Safety_Tips.pdf Summer Safety Tips PDF File]
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;[http://www.nsc.org/safety_home/SafetyObservances/Documents/Back%20to%20School/Back%20to%20School%20Safety%20Tips%20for%20Motorists.pdf Back to School Safety Tips for Motorists]
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:Not just parents, but all motorists, need to know how to safely share the road with school buses, pedestrians and bicyclists.
  
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;[http://www.nsc.org/safety_home/SafetyObservances/Documents/Back%20to%20School/Teen%20Driving.pdf Teen Driving Safety]
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:The back-to-school season is a great time to learn about Graduated Driver Licensing and what practices will work best for your family.
  
;Summer is the peak season for lightning-related deaths and injuries, though people are struck by lightning year-round.
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:The National Weather Service provides a wide range of information about lightning, [http://www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov/ including these facts and tips:]
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;[http://www.nsc.org/safety_home/SafetyObservances/Documents/Back%20to%20School/Playground%20Safety.pdf Playground Safety]
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:In 2009, more than 230,000 children visited hospital emergency rooms because of playground injuries, many of which could have been prevented.
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;[http://www.nsc.org/safety_home/SafetyObservances/Documents/Back%20to%20School/Backpack%20Safety.pdf Backpack Safety]
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:Overloaded backpacks continue to cause injuries, including bruises, sprains and strains to the back and shoulder and fractures.
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;[http://www.nsc.org/safety_home/SafetyObservances/Documents/Back%20to%20School/Preventing%20Bullying.pdf Preventing Bullying]
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:Every adult plays an important role in addressing bullying and making schools a safe and respectful place for all children.
  
;General Tips
 
*No outdoor area is safe when you hear thunder.
 
*If you hear thunder, find a safe indoor shelter (a substantial building or enclosed, metal-topped vehicle with the windows up).
 
  
;Indoor Safety Tips
 
*Stay off corded phones, computers, and other electrical equipment.
 
*Avoid plumbing, including sinks, baths, and faucets.
 
*Stay away from porches, windows, and doors.
 
*Never lie on concrete floors or lean against concrete walls.
 
  
;Outdoor Safety Tips
 
:No outdoor area is safe during a thunderstorm, but if you're caught outside with no safe shelter options,
 
:take these steps to reduce your risk of being struck by lightning:
 
[[File:Thunderroars goindoors.jpg|320px|right]]
 
*Come down from elevated areas.
 
*Never lie flat on the ground.
 
*Never shelter under an isolated tree.
 
*Never use a cliff or rocky overhang for shelter.
 
*Immediately get out and away from ponds, lakes, and other bodies of water.
 
*Stay away from objects that conduct electricity, such as wire fences.
 
 
  
;Read some interesting myths and [http://www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov/facts_truth.htm facts about lightning.]
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Latest revision as of 14:37, 8 August 2014

RETURN TO SCHOOL SAFETY TIPS

School safety sign.jpg

As summer draws to a close, back-to-school season is in full effect. Safety should be a priority for every family as children return to classrooms this fall. It is important for parents to stay up-to-date on the proper safety precautions and share this information with their children to keep them safe throughout the school year.

Back-to-School Safety Checklist
Use this checklist to review important safety procedures to make sure your children are fully prepared for the school year.


Transportation Safety

Traveling to School Safely
Whether children walk, ride their bicycle or take the bus to school, it is extremely important that they take proper safety precautions.
Back to School Safety Tips for Motorists
Not just parents, but all motorists, need to know how to safely share the road with school buses, pedestrians and bicyclists.
Teen Driving Safety
The back-to-school season is a great time to learn about Graduated Driver Licensing and what practices will work best for your family.


School Safety

Playground Safety
In 2009, more than 230,000 children visited hospital emergency rooms because of playground injuries, many of which could have been prevented.
Backpack Safety
Overloaded backpacks continue to cause injuries, including bruises, sprains and strains to the back and shoulder and fractures.
Preventing Bullying
Every adult plays an important role in addressing bullying and making schools a safe and respectful place for all children.



Contact
Chief Russell Roper
534 Washington Street
Montpelier, ID 83254
Work: 208-847-1324
Fax  : 208-847-1346
russr@montpelierpd.com