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Moms Demand Action: Gun Safety Awareness

Moms Demand Action: Gun Safety Awareness

Kate Petersen, contributing writer Last month marked the four-year anniversary of the school shooting that took the lives of 20 students and six staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. In an effort to help prevent gun violence among children in...

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Distracted Driving Awareness

Distracted Driving Awareness

BreeAnn Silcox, coalition coordinator, Safe Kids Bear River One in four car crashes involve a distracted driver, according to Zero Fatalities. In 2014, more than 3,000 people were killed in car accidents involving a distracted driver. It only takes one second for...

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Protect Your Home During the Holidays

Protect Your Home During the Holidays

from the Cache County Sheriff's Office As cooler weather starts to roll in, families begin to celebrate the holidays by planning family gatherings, going on vacation and buying gifts for loved ones. These seasonal activities bring more opportunities and motives for...

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Stay Safe in Winter Sports

Stay Safe in Winter Sports

BreeAnn Silcox, coalition coordinator, Bear River Health Department Winter brings many outdoor activities for children to enjoy. However, winter activities such as sledding, skiing, snowboarding and skating result in thousands of injuries for children each year. The...

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Should My Child Play Football?

Audrey Glasby, marketing, MountainStar Healthcare  Fall officially kicks off Sept. 22, and so does another eagerly anticipated season: football! More than one million athletes played on high school football teams during the 2012-13 school year, according to the...

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Six Back-to-School Safety Tips

Six Back-to-School Safety Tips

BreeAnn Silcox, coalition coordinator, Safe Kids Bear River Back to school is a busy time for families. With school supplies, new clothes and sports tryouts, parents may not think about safety issues. Safe Kids Bear River wants to remind parents to teach their kids...

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On the Move: School Road Safety

On the Move: School Road Safety

Christie Stock, president, Discount Tire With the new school year brings a whole new set of dangers. There is a constant flow of school buses picking up children, kids on their bikes rushing to school, and parents trying to get their kids to school and themselves to...

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Summer Safety for Your Family

Summer Safety for Your Family

by Russel McKenna, DO, pediatrician, Treehouse Clinic  Keep your family safe this summer by following these tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). FIREWORKS SAFETY Be cautious. Even fireworks that are often thought to be safe, such as sparklers, can reach...

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Preventing Summer Injuries

Preventing Summer Injuries

by BreeAnn Silcox, coalition coordinator, Safe Kids Bear River Summer is one of the most exciting times of the year for kids, but it’s also when they can be at risk for severe injuries. Safe Kids Bear River recommends the following five tips to stay safe this summer...

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Plan for a Safe Trip

Plan for a Safe Trip

by Christie Stock, president, Discount Tire  Over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house we go! Yes, indeed, it’s that time again for warm weather and happy travels. Wherever your adventure leads, before hitting the road, it’s always best to be...

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Door-to-Door Sales Safety Tips

Door-to-Door Sales Safety Tips

by Erin Griffeth,  Cache County Sheriff's Office  “The Music Man” is a classic film beloved by millions. Although the film ends happily, the plot is actually about a “slippery salesman” who cons his way into the homes and hearts of many people. The “slippery salesman”...

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Choking Prevention for Kids

Choking Prevention for Kids

by BreeAnn Silcox, coalition coordinator, Bear River Health Department  Babies and small children are constantly putting things in their mouths as a way to explore their environment. However, toys, small objects and even food can be potential choking hazards. Here are...

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Car Seat Safety

Car Seat Safety

by Erin Griffeth, community services coordinator, Cache County Sheriff's Office  Hurry, hurry, hurry! There is so much to do: grocery shopping, music lessons, basketball practice, dinner, laundry, clean house, bedtime routines and sleep. Wouldn’t you love to not have...

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Spring Driving Tips

Spring Driving Tips

by Christie Stock, president, Discount Tire  Old Man Winter is starting to lose his grip, and soon spring shall make her graceful entrance. With better weather all around, you may think the roads are safe again. However, this line of thinking is not entirely true....

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Preventing Backover Accidents

Preventing Backover Accidents

by Christie Stock, president, Discount Tire With lots of visitors coming and going from your home, driveways often become jammed with vehicles, which increases the chance of accidental backovers on children. Yes, accidents do happen. However, a fair amount of these...

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Safe Sleep for Your Baby

Safe Sleep for Your Baby

by BreeAnn Silcox, coalition coordinator, Safe Kids Bear River For parents of a newborn, nothing is better than your little one soundly sleeping. However, unintentional suffocation is the leading cause of injury-related death among children under age one. By following...

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Winter Driving Tips

Winter Driving Tips

by Christie Stock, president, Discount Tire Wintertime brings the holiday season. It’s time to be with family, enjoy the warmth of indoors and count our blessings. However, wintertime also brings hazardous driving conditions such as ice, snow, rain and sleet, so it’s...

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Property Crime Prevention: How to Reduce the Risk

Property Crime Prevention: How to Reduce the Risk

by Dave Welker, detective, Cache County Sheriff’s Office You return home from your favorite vacation spot after a week. As you pull into the driveway, you notice the garage is open. You distinctly remember closing it. Then you remember your neighbor had access to your...

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Five Steps Toward National Emergency Preparedness

Five Steps Toward National Emergency Preparedness

by Erin Griffeth, community services coordinator, Cache County Sheriff’s Office In the news lately there has been a lot of encouragement for Americans to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses, schools and communities. National Preparedness Month is a part...

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Play It Safe: Preventing Playground Injuries

Play It Safe: Preventing Playground Injuries

by BreeAnn Silcox, coalition coordinator, Safe Kids Bear River Each year, more than 270,000 kids are treated in emergency rooms for injuries that occur on the playground. While most injuries at playgrounds are due to falls (75 percent), most fatalities are caused by...

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