December 21, 2014

Medina
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Family preparedness stressed during National Fire Prevention Week

The American Red Cross urges families to prepare for and take action to prevent home fires during National Fire Prevention Week in October. Home fires are not only the most common disaster that the Red Cross responds to but also the most preventable. Nationally, the number of home fires the Red Cross responds to is Read More…

Never leave children alone in or around vehicles

It happened again in Ohio recently. A mother left her toddler in a car for eight hours on a hot day while at work, and the child died. This story is becoming all too common, even occurring in Medina County a few years ago when a father made the same mistake. It is difficult to Read More…

Don’t wait until after disaster strikes

When natural or other disasters strike, many people are at a loss for what to do, when to do it and how to recover. The daily routine of life is suddenly turned upside down. A disaster also can cause significant financial loss. Your apartment or home may be severely damaged or destroyed. You may be Read More…

When the sun goes up, don’t let your guard down

In our rush to enjoy as much summer fun as we can, sometimes we overlook the many safety hazards lurking outdoors, especially the one that seems most obvious — excessive heat. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, excessive heat exposure killed more Americans (8,015) from 1979 through 2003 than hurricanes, lightning, tornadoes, Read More…

Local Red Cross measures its disaster readiness

“This is an exercise. I am calling to notify you that we have received a message that states: A flood has occurred in our chapter affecting approximately 50 dwellings. It appears that there is damage in Chippewa Lake Development among Rockwood, Shadywood and Lake. Imagine that today is Monday, June 11, 2007. If this were Read More…