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School Bus Stop Safety Tips

8/5/2019 (Permalink)

School Bus Stop Safety Tips!

School is about to begin a new year and children will be waiting for the bus to pick them up and then return them safely to their bus stops. Bus stops are a place for safety concerns for our children. Below are a few safety tips to help children be safe while waiting for the bus, getting on the bus and getting off the bus.

  • Always arrive at the bus stop prior to the scheduled time that your bus is suppose to arrive. This will help avoid rushing and the possibility of accidents.
  • The bus stop is not a playground and children should refrain from running and playing in this area.
  • Children and parents should always stay 8 ft. or more back from the edge of the road when waiting for the bus.
  • Always wait for the bus to come to a complete stop and the door to open before approaching the bus to enter.
  • Do not distract the driver.
  • Stay in your seat.
  • Do not put your hands, arms or head out the windows.
  • Do not put your belongs in the walkway.
  • Never walk behind the school bus and only cross in front of the bus after the driver has given you permission and at least 10 feet in front.
  • Look both ways before crossing.

Pet Safety Tips for Hot Months

8/1/2019 (Permalink)

A Few Pet Safety Tips for the Hot Months!

Pets always need our care and attention but during the hot months of the year there are a few things that require a little more attention than usual for the safety of our pets. Here are a few things that will make our pets safer and happier during those times.

  • Keep your pets free of parasites like fleas, ticks, mosquitoes and other parasites.
  • Pets hair can be trimmed during the hot months but do not shave them, they can get sunburned also.
  • Never leave pets alone in a parked vehicle.
  • Pets can get dehydrated very quickly when it is hot and humid. Make sure they have plenty of fresh, clean water.
  • The symptoms of overheating are panting heavily, difficulty breathing, increased heart rate, thick drooling and weakness.
  • Do not over exercise and it is always best to take walks in the cooler part of the day.
  • Do not leave pets alone at the pool and they should always be rinsed off after being in a pool with chemicals or in salt water.
  • Whenever possible keep your pet in the shade and remember that if it is hot outside the pavement and sidewalks are hot and can burn the paws of your pets feet.