Emergency Preparedness Committee: Summer Update

 

From L to R: 2nd row: Jeanne Webb, Bob Gutknecht, Eileen Elvins, Rebecca Russell, Teri Sweeney, Sali Rae Perkins, Chris Beaver, Steve Stewart 1st row: Scott Lehnkering (Instructor), Michael Link

From L to R: 2nd row: Jeanne Webb, Bob Gutknecht, Eileen Elvins, Rebecca
Russell, Teri Sweeney, Sali Rae Perkins, Chris Beaver, Steve Stewart
1st row: Scott Lehnkering (Instructor), Michael Link

The above photo was taken of the residents attending our 3rd CPR/AED/First Aid Class held at the Clubhouse on April 25. Each participant learned valuable skills and techniques, and was certified for a two-year period. We will conduct another class in the fall. Don’t forget, we have our own AED just inside the clubhouse entrance.
We will also be hosting the children attending the Niguel Shores summer camp with another visit to Engine #30 Firehouse at the intersection of Niguel Road and Stonehill in July. The firefighters on duty provide Q&A on safety tips, a tour of the firehouse and display all the equipment on the fire truck.
For more information on the camp contact camperhoi@gmail.com The program runs from June 29 thru
August 14.
And while we’re talking about our children, let’s stop and think about some summer safety tips as they prepare for summer fun.
■■ Always send them outside with at least a 30 SPF sun block and reapply at least every two hours (and you, too) and, how about sunglasses? (you wear them)
■■ Don’t wait for them to ask for a drink of water (not soft drinks) but make sure they’re hydrated before they hit the pool, beach, bike ride, etc. (and, again, you too)
■■ At the pool, beach, lake, never let them out of your sight. At least do a buddy system if they’re old enough but YOU need to be vigilant.
■■ Never-Never leave them in a car for even a few minutes. anywhere, the garage, the mall, and the classic “I just ran into the cleaners for a minute” Not only for heat issues but the bad guys, too!!
■■ Bicycles and helmets go together, always! Set a good example as parents by wearing yours, too. The list goes on and on…. Make sure it’s a fun but Safe Summer.
—Kent Wellbrock

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