Clearfield-Jefferson ARC Notes

Car Safety

Cars can be unsafe, and not just because of car crashes. Children (and pets) left in a hot car can die from overheating. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates a closed car, sitting in the summer sun, quickly turns into an oven, with temperatures rising from 78 degrees to 100 degrees in just three minutes, and to 125 degrees in six to eight minutes. In addition, children can be injured while getting out of moving cars or be run or backed over by motor vehicles. To assist in keeping your young children safe in and around cars:

  • Never leave children alone in a parked vehicle, even when they are asleep or restrained, and even if the windows are open.
  • Always lock your car and keep the keys out of children’s reach. Make a habit of looking in the vehicle — front and back — before locking the door and walking away.
  • Ensure adequate supervision when children are playing in areas near parked motor vehicles.
  • If a child is missing, check the vehicle first, including the trunk.
  • Ask your childcare provider to call you if your child does not show up for childcare.
  • Do things to remind yourself that a child is in the vehicle, such as placing your purse, briefcase or something else you need in the back seat so that you will have to check the back seat when you leave the vehicle.

If you see a child alone in a hot vehicle, call the police. If they are in distress due to heat, get them out as quickly as possible. Cool the child rapidly. Call 911 or your local emergency number immediately.

Please remember, all children ages 12 and younger should ride in the back seat. Be sure they are properly restrained every time they ride with you — even during those quick trips to the corner market. Infants and toddlers should remain in rear-facing car seats until they reach the highest weight or height allowed by their car safety seat’s manufacturer. At a minimum, children should ride rear-facing until they have reached at least one year of age and weigh at least 20 pounds.

Mountain Laurel Kennel Club is sponsoring a Cat and Dog First Aid presentation at Waggin’ Trains in Clearfield on July 31 at 10:00 a.m. Participants are taught how to protect themselves and the cat or dog from further harm, injury or suffering during emergencies by teaching prompt, effective first aid action and care.   You will receive your choice of a Cat or Dog Manual and DVD. Cost for the course is $20.00. Call the office at 765-5516 to register. The Kennel club is asking for a $5.00 donation at the door.

The American Red Cross booth at the Clearfield County Fair is in the Expo I building. We will have event and class  schedules and informational brochures explaining our programs and services. Safety items, such as First aid kits and breathing barriers will be available. We have $2 raffle tickets for a 52” Sony LCD digital TV and a lottery ticket tree. Winners will be drawn at the 10:00pm on August 7.

Did you know that the Chapter offers Babysitting classes? This class is available for students from age 11-15, and teaches care-giving skills! Students will learn to handle an emergency, illness, perform minor first aid, make responsible decisions and keep children safe. 

They will also learn basic skills such as feeding, diapering, and preparing meals and snacks. Participants will receive a book, two certificates and a first aid kit. To register or for more information, please call 814-765-5516 or 814-849-2712.

First Aid for Children Today: A program to help children ages 5 to 8 understand the important role they have in managing their own health and safety as well as the health of the environment in which they live.

Poison Control: This course introduces the concept of poisonous products and/or things in our homes in a fun and entertaining way. This demonstrates prevention and the importance of telling a grown-up of a suspected occurrence of poisoning.

Basic Aid Training: Introduces children ages 8-11 to safety information and first aid procedures for breathing difficulties, bleeding, poisoning, burns, shock and other emergencies.

Scrubby Bear: This program teaches children ages 4 to 7 how germs are spread, how to prevent the spread of disease, and how to properly wash their hands.

First Aid for Children Today: A program to help children ages 5 to 8 understand the important role they have in managing their own health and safety as well as the health of the environment in which they live.

Poison Control: This course introduces the concept of poisonous products and/or things in our homes in a fun and entertaining way. This demonstrates prevention and the importance of telling a grown-up of a suspected occurrence of poisoning.

Basic Aid Training: Introduces children ages 8-11 to safety information and first aid procedures for breathing difficulties, bleeding, poisoning, burns, shock and other emergencies.

Scrubby Bear: This program teaches children ages 4 to 7 how germs are spread, how to prevent the spread of disease, and how to properly wash their hands.

Health & Safety Classes:

Adult CPR– Clearfield –July 21

                      Brookville – July 20

Infant Child CPR/AED– Clearfield – Aug. 5

First Aid – Clearfield – July 22

                  Brookville – July 22         

Call 765-5516 in Clearfield or 849-2712 in Brookville & Punxsutawney to register for classes or place an order.

Visit the Clearfield-Jefferson Chapter web site at www.clearfieldjeffersonredcross.org for all the local Red Cross news.

Clearfield Area Bloodmobiles

July 19       440 Front Place     12-6

July 22   Clearfield  Lowes  10-3

July 30   Fixed Site 440 Front St.   12-6

Aug. 5   Mountain Laurel Nursing and Rehab    10-3

Aug. 10 Emmanuel United Methodist Church   12-6

Jefferson County Bloodmobile Schedule

July 16 Brookville – Church of God 12-6
July 23 Eagles FOE 540 – Reynoldsville 1-7
Aug. 4 Brookville Hospital – Brookville 10-4
Aug. 10 SSCD – Punxsutawney 12-6
Aug. 10 Brookville – Jefferson Manor 11-4
Aug. 17 Brookville – EUM @ Pinecreek Fire Hall 12-6
Aug. 18 Brockway – Brockway Volunteer Hose 12-6
Aug. 20 Punxsutawney – Hospital 10-4

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation’s blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. We are not a government agency. We are supported by your donations, help from the United Way, United Fund and proceeds from our special event fundraisers.

Please make your checks payable to: Clearfield-Jefferson Chapter American Red Cross.  Call our offices at 765-5516 (Clearfield) or 849-2712 (Jefferson County) for further information about donating, planned giving or volunteering for the American Red Cross serving your community.

                   Red Cross is a United Way and United Fund Participating Agency and RSVP Station.

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