Clearfield-Jefferson ARC Notes

The Babysitter’s Training course has an interactive, educational format that tasks youth, ages 11 – 14 years of age, with activities such as identifying safety problems around the house and yard, selecting age-appropriate toys and games for children in their care and providing basic care. Students receive a book, first aid kit and 2 certificates. The course is scheduled for August 21, 2010 at 9:00 am at the Red Cross office. Call 765-5516 to register.

Be Ready for Food Safety

When traveling with perishable food, be sure to have a cooler and plenty of ice or freezer packs. Sometimes it is helpful to have two coolers, one cooler for food and the other for drinks. The “drink cooler” gets opened more frequently with people retrieving drinks. The “food cooler” can remain closed and will keep items cooler longer. There are choices in coolers.

Cooler Packing Tips

To keep the food as cool as possible, move it straight from the refrigerator or freezer to the cooler, packing the foods in the reverse order they will be used at the picnic or campsite. Besides ice or freezer packs, juice boxes can be frozen and used to keep other foods cold. As the juice boxes thaw, they provide cold drinks. Meat and poultry can be packed in the cooler while they are still frozen in order to keep things cooler longer. If the cooler is packed full, it will stay cooler longer than one that is partially packed. If the food items only fill part of the cooler, then top off the empty space with extra ice. Don’t forget to keep the raw meat and poultry wrapped carefully and packed in separate areas from the cooked foods or raw fruits and vegetables.

Place the cooler in the shade to help it hold its cool. Covering it with a light colored blanket, tarp, beach umbrella or poncho also helps to maintain the cool. Remember to use disposable pre-moistened wipes so that everyone has clean hands before preparing and eating the food.

Foods That Travel Well When Camping and Hiking

If you are backpacking or camping for more than just a day, here are some foods, suggested by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, that travel well:

  • Peanut butter
  • Concentrated juice boxes
  • Canned tuna, ham, chicken or beef (cans are heavy to carry, so plan accordingly)
  • Dried noodles and soups
  • Beef jerky and other dried meats
  • Dehydrated foods
  • Dried fruits and nuts
  • Powdered milk and fruit drinks.

 

There will be a Multiphasic Blood screening at the Clearfield Red Cross Office on September 11, 2010. The blood screening covers thirty-five tests for a fee. Other tests available are Prostate and Thyroid for an additional fee.  Free blood pressure and oximeter screening will also be available.  To schedule your appointment, call 765-5516 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

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 –August 18, 2010

                      Brookville – August 17, 2010

Infant Child CPR/AED– Clearfield – Sept 2, 2010

First Aid – Clearfield – August 19, 2010

                  Brookville – August 18, 2010

 

First aid and CPR classes are scheduled upon request in Punxsutawney at IUP Campus at 6pm.        

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 

Aug. 6   440 Front Place  12-6

Aug. 11   Clfd. Emmanuel United Methodist Church   12-6

Aug. 11   Karthaus, Shepard of the Hills Lutheran Church 1-7

  Aug. 14 Clearfield YMCA 9:00-2:00
  Aug. 16 Curwensville VFW #842 12:00-6:00
       
  Aug. 20 Fixed site Front, St. 12:00-6:00
  Aug. 25 Woodland – Lakestreet U.M.C. 12:00-6:00
  Aug. 26 Grampian Church of God 12:30-6:00

Jefferson County Bloodmobile Schedule 

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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