CPR Class

We hosted simultaneous American Heart Association Family and Friends CPR classes Wednesday at Olean General Hospital, Jones Memorial Hospital and ALSTAR Training Center in Jamestown to promote National CPR and AED Awareness Month in June. More than 25 adults and teenagers participated. I was particularly excited because five Boy Scouts from Troop 627 in Yorkshire attended the Olean class. They are required to learn CPR as part of their first aid merit badge. The merit badge is required for becoming an Eagle Scout. The class included adult, child and infant CPR and adult, child and infant choking and AED use. I’m very grateful that we are able to offer these life-saving courses to help members of our community.

Kick-Off to a Safe Summer

I want to invite everyone to our annual Kick-Off to a Safe Summer and Mercy Flight Open House which will be held next Saturday, June 6. Once again, we’ve teamed up with Mercy Flight to sponsor the event. The Kick-Off will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Louis Magnano Mercy Flight Heliport. The event is free and open to the public. There will be giveaways and safety demonstrations including a bicycle safety rodeo. There will be a YMCA Balloon Pop with a chance to win a free week at the Y's summer camp. The Sheriff’s Department will provide car seat safety checks and Safe Child Safe ID cards. The Sheriff’s Department will also give away some bicycle helmets to children. Olean General Hospital will offer tips on good nutrition and summer sun safety. There will also be bird of prey demonstrations, K-9 demonstrations, Home Depot crafts and face painting. The goal is to give parents and children the information they need to have a happy and safe summer.
Our Child Health and Safety Team submitted an article on summer child car safety that was published in the Olean Times Herald and Wellsville Daily Reporter. The article covered the dangers of leaving a child in a vehicle and heatstroke. It offered tips from the Office of Children and Family Services to prevent hyperthermia. Those tips include placing a stuffed toy in a child’s car seat when not in use, and moving the toy to the front passenger seat when a child is in his/her car seat as a reminder that a child is in the vehicle. They also recommend leaving something you need in the back seat, such as your purse or briefcase as a reminder to ensure your child is out of the vehicle.

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CPR Class
Kick-Off to a Safe Summer

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