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'''Chief’s Message June 1, 2013'''
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'''Summer Safety Tips''' ''PDF File''
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: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://montpelierpd.com/MPDWiki/images/d/d3/Press_Release_Summer_Safety_Tips.pdf Summer Safety Tips PDF File]
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;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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;General Tips
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*No outdoor area is safe when you hear thunder.
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*If you hear thunder, find a safe indoor shelter (a substantial building or enclosed, metal-topped vehicle with the windows up).
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;Indoor Safety Tips
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*Stay off corded phones, computers, and other electrical equipment.
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*Avoid plumbing, including sinks, baths, and faucets.
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*Stay away from porches, windows, and doors.
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*Never lie on concrete floors or lean against concrete walls.
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;Outdoor Safety Tips
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:No outdoor area is safe during a thunderstorm, but if you're caught outside with no safe shelter options,
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:take these steps to reduce your risk of being struck by lightning:
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*Come down from elevated areas.
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*Never lie flat on the ground.
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*Never shelter under an isolated tree.
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*Never use a cliff or rocky overhang for shelter.
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*Immediately get out and away from ponds, lakes, and other bodies of water.
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*Stay away from objects that conduct electricity, such as wire fences.
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;Read some interesting myths and [http://www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov/facts_truth.htm facts about lightning.]
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Revision as of 19:17, 4 October 2013

2013 Halloween Safety Tips

Montpelier Police Department
534 Washington St.
Montpelier, ID 83254
208-847-1324
Chief Russell Roper

The following safety tips are recommended by the
Center for Missing and Exploited Children
and the Montpelier Police Department



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  • Don't let children go "Trick or Treating" alone. Be sure older children use the BUDDY SYSTEM. An adult should always accompany young children.
  • Accompany young children to the door of every house they approach. Stay within sight of the door.
  • Parents should be familiar with every house and with all people from whom the children receive treats.
  • Make sure that all children carry a glow-stick or flashlight and wear reflective clothing.
  • When using face masks, make sure the child can see and breathe properly and easily.
  • All costumes and masks should be clearly marked as flame resistant.
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  • Children should be warned to never approach any house that isn't well lit and does not have a porch light on.
  • Children should be warned to never approach any house that isn’t well lit and that does not have a porch light on.
  • Parents should inspect all treats and dispose of anything that has been opened or has never been wrapped and police should be notified if something has been tampered with.
  • Children should be cautioned to remember any suspicious incidents and report them to their parents or the police.
  • Children should be instructed to scream and make a scene if anyone tried to grab them or force them into a home or vehicle or make them go with them.
  • Children should be cautioned to run away immediately from people who try to lure them with special treats.
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  • Costumes should be made of flame-retardant materials. They should be short to prevent tripping.
  • Use light colors and reflective materials.
  • Try using make-up on the child’s face instead of a mask, as a mask can obstruct a child’s view.
  • Feed children a meal before trick-or-treating.
  • Check all treats at home in a well lighted place. Inspect fruit and homemade treats very carefully and eat only unopened candy.

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