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 scheduled for Aug. 28 at the Red Cross office is in the process of rescheduling. Call 765-5516 to register and new for date and time.

There will be a Multiphasic Blood screening at the Clearfield Red Cross Office on Sept. 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.

SKATEBOARD, SCOOTER, IN-LINE SKATING AND HEELYS SAFETY
Children should never ride skateboards or scooters in or near traffic.

  • All skateboarders and scooter-riders should wear a helmet and other protective gear; wrist guards are particularly important.
  • Communities should continue to develop skateboard parks, which are more likely to be monitored for safety than ramps and jumps constructed by children at home.
  • While in-line skating or wearing Heelys, be sure to wear appropriate protective equipment and only skate on designated paths or rinks and not on the street.
  • Drivers need to be aware to use caution when you are near a child on a skateboard. They do not always use the caution they should and accidents are frequent.


LAWN MOWER SAFETY

Mowing lawns is a summer job for some children and young adults.

Try to use a mower with a control that stops the mower from moving forward if the handle is let go.

  • Children younger than 16 years should not be allowed to use ride-on mowers. Children younger than 12 years should not use walk-behind mowers.
  • Make sure that sturdy shoes (not sandals or sneakers) are worn while mowing.
  • Prevent injuries from flying objects, such as stones or toys, by picking up objects from the lawn before mowing begins. Have anyone who uses a mower wear hearing and eye protection.
  • Do not pull the mower backward or mow in reverse unless absolutely necessary, and carefully look for children behind you when you mow in reverse.
  • Always turn off the mower and wait for the blades to stop completely before removing the grass catcher, unclogging the discharge chute, or crossing gravel paths, roads, or other areas.
  • Do not allow children to ride as passengers on ride-on mowers.
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 –Aug. 18

                      Brookville – Aug. 17

Infant Child CPR/AED– Clearfield – Sept. 2

First Aid – Clearfield – Aug. 19

                  Brookville – Aug. 18

 

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

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

 

 

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

Jefferson County Bloodmobile Schedule 

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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