Overview Halloween Safety Sept Mishaps Oct Beacon
Tips for Kids Get on the internet and check your local state website for sex offenders. Make sure that your kids stay away from these houses! Know the route your kids will be taking if you aren't going with them. Check in with you every hour. Make sure that they know not to deviate. In most cities it not safe to let kids walk the streets, Trick or Treating by themselves. Your best bet is to make sure that an adult is going with them. If they are going to be at a friends home, get the phone number and make sure that you've met the parents. Make sure you set a time that your kids should be home by.
Tips for kids Kids will be kids. Explain to kids of all ages the difference between tricks and vandalism. Some sick people find Halloween a great night to hurt cats. Explain that animal cruelty of any kind is not acceptable Serve your kids a filling meal before trick or treating so they won't be as tempted to eat any candy before they bring it home for you to check. Teach your kids about not getting into strangers cars or talking to strangers. Be sure to show your children know how to cross a street properly. Looking both ways before crossing the street and should only cross at corners or crosswalks.
Costume safety Make sure that if your child is carrying a prop, it is smooth and flexible enough to not cause injury if fallen on. Costumes should be made of flame retardant material. If they are home made, use either a fire retardant spray or fabric that has been treated with fire retardant. Make sure to work into your child's costume reflector strips, a flash light or light stick to make them more visible at night. This will assure that they are seen by drivers and that you can keep an eye on them as well if they get ahead of you while trick or treating. Make sure that costumes won't get in the way when they are walking. Do not include high heel shoes or long dangling pieces of costume that your child could trip over. A scraped knee or bloody nose can really ruin their fun.
Costume safety If your child is wearing a mask, make sure that the eye holes are big enough to see not only in front but peripherally as well. You may have to cut them open further yourself. If so, use some black or gray grease paint around the eye socket to cover skin. If you and your child are going out with a group, make their costume a unique one so you can spot them easily in a crowded area. Use flashing lights or jewelry to make them stand out.
Party Safety If using dry ice in a punch bowl, use a large punch bowl and a smaller one that fits inside. The smaller one is for the punch, the larger one is to put the dry ice and hot water. If you are holding your party in your house, make sure that you move any breakable pieces.
Trick or treat Children should always go out trick or treating accompanied by a responsible adult. If you have a group of kids going, the parents should choose two or three of them to go along and keep an eye on things. Some towns set a curfew for trick or treating which makes it easier for townsfolk to know who's coming to their door. Make sure and stick to the curfew times and stick to subdivisions and areas with a lot of homes so your kids can get in as much trick or treating as possible in a few hours time. Plan a safe route so parents know where their older kids will be at all times. Set a time for their return home. Make sure that your child is old enough and responsible enough to go out by themselves. Make sure that they have a cell phone.
Trick or treat Let your children know not to cut through back alleys and fields if they are out alone. Make sure they know to stay in populated areas and not to go off the beaten track. Let them know to stay in well lighted areas with lots of people around. Instruct your children not to eat any treats until they bring them home to be examined by you. Make sure your child carries a flashlight, glow stick or has reflective tape on their costume to make them more visible to cars. Let them know that they should stay together as a group if going out to Trick or Treat without an adult.
Driving Safety Don't use a cell phone or other electronic device while driving on Halloween night. Pay extra attention, particularly to crosswalks, intersections and the side of the road. Kids tend to walk along the curbs, cutting across the street to get to other homes. Keep scanning all around you as you drive, whether as thru traffic or along with your kids as they trick-or-treat. Drive below the posted speed limit in residential areas during trick-or- treating hours. Do not pass other vehicles that have stopped in the roadway, they could be dropping off children. This is more common in rural areas but can happen anywhere.
Driving Safety Instruct your child to never get into the car of a stranger. It is easy to mistake another car for yours. Put a lighted plastic Jack-O-Lantern on your dashboard to make your car more recognizable to your child, It's also a night that child predators are looking for victims. Make sure your child carries a flashlight, glow stick or has reflective tape on their costume to make them more visible to cars. Left them know if they carry a flash light to never shine it in the eyes of a driver. If you are dropping off or picking up your kids in an area, pull off the road into a safe spot and turn on your hazard lights to alert other motorists. If you go with your kids from door to door, leave the hazard lights on so other drivers can see your car parked there.
Pet Safety As much as your dog or cat may beg for some of your Halloween candy, always remember that chocolate is deadly to them in any amount. There's a chemical that naturally occurs in chocolate that they can not tolerate. If you work in a pet store, remember that this is the time of year that can be deadly for black cats. Some sick people who play at being what they'll call a Satanist will buy them to "sacrifice The wrappers, such as tin foil, can get stuck in your pets digestive tract and make them ill or cause death. There are plenty of recipes for making home made dog and cat treats, you can always make them on a Halloween theme if you want to make something special for your pet. Large dogs can have lethal tails when it comes to wagging them and clear a coffee table in seconds if excited. Don't leave any lighted candles or Jack-O-Lanterns where they could be knocked over by a swinging tail or by a curious cat.
Pet Safety If you are going to dress your pet in a costume, keep in mind that unless the dog or cat is extremely receptive to this kind of thing, you could be causing it discomfort and stress. Some animals don't mind at all but others do not want to be bothered with this kind of thing. They'll be under enough stress with the festivities going on outside and people constantly at the door so don't cause them any more stress then you have to. You may love to dress in costume but then, you aren't a dog or a cat. Don’t use a pet costume comes with a mask. Most dogs aren't too keen on masks. If you do use a mask on your pet, make sure that it's eyes have plenty of room to see and that there is nothing covering it's nose or confining it's mouth. If you are having a indoor party, make sure that you put your dog or cat in a room where they won't be disturbed. Be careful your cat or dog doesn't dart out through the open door as you hand out candy
Mishaps 29 Sept. CADETS WERE PARTICIPATING IN CAPTURE THE FLAG CONTEST. TWO CADETS COLLIDED WITH EACH WHILE RUNNING AND BUMPED HEADS. ONE OF THE CADETS RECEIVED A CUT NEAR HIS EYE FROM HIS GLASSES. THE CUT WILL LIKELY NEED STITCHES. FIRST AID WAS ADMINISTERED AND THE CADETS MOTHER PICKED HIM UP FROM THE ACTIVITY.
Mishaps 17 Sep. CADET INJURED HIS FOOT/ANKLE DURING ROUTINE WALKING FROM THE RAMP/TAXIWAY. CADET STONE HAS HAD MINOR IRRITATION IN THE SAME FOOT PREVIOUSLY BUT HAS NOT HAD SUFFICIENT PAIN TO CAUSE HIM TO LIMP OR STOP WALKING. CADET HAS APPLIED ICE TO THE FOOT AND WILL CONTINUE TO ICE THE INJURED AREA FOR THE NEXT 24 HRS.
Mishaps 22 Sep. CADET RAN DOWN A HILL TO GET OFF A ROAD FOR APPROACHING TRAFFIC AND ROLLED HIS LEFT ANKLE. NO SWELLING, NO SIGN OF OTHER INJURY. CADET IS AMBULATORY BUT IS IN SOME PAIN. CADETS WERE WARMING UP IN PREPARATION FOR A MILE RUN. CADET HAD APPLIED ICE TO THE AFFECTED AREA AND WILL CONTINUE TO DO SO FOR THE NEXT 24 HOURS. HE HAS BEEN ADVISED TO TAKE ANTI-INFLAMATORY OTC MEDICATION, IF HIS PARENTS CONCUR.
Safety Education Integration with the FAA Wings Program A cooperative agreement between the FAA and CAP will allow safety education data sharing for members actively participating in the Wings Program. Implementation will come in two phases. Phase 1, which started on 15 September 2011, is for collecting CAP ID information only Phase 2, which should start by 30 November 2011, will begin the data sharing process.
Safety Education Integration with the FAA Wings Program Once, a Wings Program accredited activity is completed, safety education credit will be automatically uploaded into eServices. Additionally, for rated pilots, Biennial Flight Reviews will be automatically uploaded into Ops Quals. In the near future, CAP safety education courses will be created to meet Wings Program requirements.
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