Stories tagged with: safety

July 6, 2010 - 5:22pm
4 years 47 weeks ago

Staying cool may seem like common sense, but often times the effects of heat can catch you by surprise.

When conditions are particularly humid, our bodies can't sufficiently cool off, and that's when we need to take precautions. The Muskingum Valley Red Cross urges you to stay inside, but here are some tips for those that are required to be in the heat.

"If you have things you have to do around the house, mow the lawn or whatever, do that really early morning or late...

July 2, 2010 - 6:05pm
4 years 47 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 - 5:15pm
4 years 48 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 - 7:08pm
5 years 1 week 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 - 5:21pm
5 years 1 week 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 - 6:55pm
5 years 1 week 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 - 6:52pm
5 years 3 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 - 5:01pm
5 years 3 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 - 6:06pm
5 years 4 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 - 6:08pm
5 years 6 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...

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