Stories tagged with: safety

July 2, 2010 - 5:05pm
4 years 34 weeks ago

While they may seem harmless, the fireworks that you pick up at your local convenience store could cause some damage.

While the Zanesville Fire Department discourages using fireworks all together, many children like playing with sparklers and fire crackers around the fourth. Fire Chief Dave Lacy says that kids need supervision.

"We also recommend that if you do use them, that you keep a bucket of water nearby and once the thing has been ignited and done its thing, that you...

June 29, 2010 - 4:15pm
4 years 34 weeks ago

While family picnics may be at the top of your "to do" list for the holiday weekend, we can't forget about our four-legged friends.

If your pets aren't fond of thunderstorms, there's a good chance they won't like fireworks either. The Muskingum County Animal Shelter wants people to take proactive steps in preparing their animals.

"The Fourth of July holidays can always be a stressful time for your pets especially with my personal animals I have a couple that...

May 25, 2010 - 6:08pm
4 years 39 weeks ago

This holiday weekend marks the unofficial start to summer.

For the State Fire Marshall's Office, it also means dealing with more campfires, outdoor grilling, and fireworks.

19 people died last year and more than 200 were injured in fire-related incidents during the summer months.

So, it's offering some safety tips it hopes the public will recognize: It says the only fireworks that can be bought and used in the state are those that smoke, sparkle, snap, and snake. It says to...

May 24, 2010 - 4:21pm
4 years 40 weeks ago

A taste of summer-like weather and the approaching holiday weekend means more people will be engaging in water activities, including swimming.

State parks offer about 80 beaches and 20 pools that nearly four-point-five million people visited last year, and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Parks and Recreation have a few key points to keep you and your family safe.

It's important for parents to keep an eye of their kids. Families should only enter the water in...

May 23, 2010 - 5:55pm
4 years 40 weeks ago

Memorial Day Weekend is approaching, which is the unofficial kick-off to summer. It's also a time when more people partake in water recreational sports.

That's why the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Watercraft is launching its campaign titled, "Wear It Ohio."

Division of Watercraft Chief, Pamela Dillion, says life jackets are extremely important, considering four people already died this year in boating-related incidents. She says none of those...

May 11, 2010 - 5:52pm
4 years 41 weeks ago

Conditions this time of year are prime for severe weather, and some of those severe storms can be capable of producing tornados. Tornados can develop so quickly and are extremely powerful.

"Tornadoes not only will kill you but create enough utter devastation. Your stuff can be in the next county. Your house can be in your neighbor's yard. It's very traumatic seeing everything you own destroyed in a matter of 30 seconds, much different than a flood and much different than a fire...

May 7, 2010 - 4:01pm
4 years 42 weeks ago

The warm weather is a huge draw for summer water activities.

That's why the Ohio Department of Natural Resources will be offering 70 boating safety inspections across the state through June. Several of those inspections will take place at water sites in Salt Fork State Park, Dillion State Park, and Seneca Lake during the weekend of May 22nd and 23rd.

Inspectors look at the condition of safety equipment on the boats and make sure they are readily accessible in case of an emergency...

May 3, 2010 - 5:06pm
4 years 43 weeks ago

You will be hearing more of the phrase "Click It or Ticket" this month.

The Ohio State Highway Patrol wants to make sure people are protecting themselves while driving, but some aren't heeding the warning.

"A lot of the crashes that we show up to, arrive, and investigate, they're still not wearing their seatbelts, which could potentially have saved their lives, " says Zanesville Post Commander Lieutenant Steven Rine.

Because it's the law, troopers will...

April 21, 2010 - 5:08pm
4 years 44 weeks ago

Drivers will encounter a lot of construction zones this spring and summer, especially after ODOT announced its plan to work on two billion dollars in projects a couple of weeks ago.

Because there were five thousand accidents in these areas last year alone, with 18 hundred of those involving injuries and 13 drivers killed, ODOT is asking people to "slow for the cone zone."

"Put my foot on the brake. Slow down a little bit. Relax. Try to stay in the proper lane that...

April 17, 2010 - 9:02pm
4 years 45 weeks ago

The Ohio Department of Transportation wants to reduce the number of accidents that take place in work zones.

It says motorists need to slow down in these areas and pay attention to their surroundings so they don't get hurt and construction works don't get hurt either. To get out the message, ODOT plans to light buildings across the state in orange, starting tomorrow at eight p.m.

There were about five thousand accidents in work zones last year and that resulted in 13 people dying...

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