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Morro Bay NATIONAL NIGHT OUT – Aug 5, 2014

All Estero Bay Residents Welcome!

Hot dogs and drinks provided, Bring a dish to share.

DATE:  Tuesday,  August 5, 2014
TIME:  5-7pm
LOCATION:  Del Mar Park, North Morro Bay, enter south entrance from Ironwood Ave.

National Night Out

On the 1st Tuesday in August community members throughout the Morro Bay area are being invited to join forces with thousands of communities nationwide for the “31st Annual National Night Out” crime prevention event.

National Night Out is designed to:
  1. Heighten crime awareness
  2. Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime efforts
  3. Strengthen police – community partnerships.

National Night Out, which is sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch and co-sponsored by Morro Bay Police Department and Morro Bay Neighborhood Watch, will involve over 15,704 communities from all 50states. In all, over 37.5 million people are expected to participate in “America’s Night Out Against Crime”.

Residents and business owners throughout the Morro Bay area are invited to stop by and spend the evening with the police.  Morro Bay Police Chief Amy Christey said  “This is a night for Morro Bay to stand together to promote awareness, safety and neighborhood unity. National Night Out showcases the vital importance of police – community partnerships and citizen involvement in keeping our community safe.”

Dog Walker Watch

Lets bring this program to Morro Bay!

Dog Walker Watch (DWW) is a crime awareness program sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW) that encourages dog walkers nationwide to serve as “extra eyes and ears” for local law enforcement agencies. There are dozens, if not hundreds, of dog walkers throughout the community who are often preoccupied with texting, chatting, emailing, and phone calls during their neighborhood walks. Dog Walker Watch trains these individuals on how to effectively observe and report criminal activity.

EMERGENCY VEHICLE SHOW 2014

Presented by the Morro Bay Police and Morro Bay Fire Departments.

Sponsored by: Morro Bay Neighborhood Watch and the City of Morro Bay

Date: 2nd Saturday of APRIL (4/13/14)
Time: 9am – 3pm
Place: Main Street and Morro Bay BLVD
Downtown Morro Bay

Emergency Vehicle Show
Emergency Vehicle Show

This show is a non-profit fundraiser. All proceeds will benefit Morro Bay’s Neighborhood Watch and the The Morro Bay Community Foundation.

For further information, please visit the Morro Bay Police Department Website at http://www.mbpd.info or email Cmdr. Millard at bmillard@morro-bay.ca.us.

We look forward to having you as part of this year’s event!

Summer Safety For Children

Don’t Take A Vacation From Safety

While summer is a memorable time for most children, be more cautious as your children are spending less time in the classroom and more time going swimming, bike riding, or playing in the backyard.

Your kids love summer! But did you know that summer is the most dangerous time of the year for kids? Children will be rushed to emergency rooms nearly 3 million times this summer during “trauma season” from May to August. The greatest summertime risks include motor vehicle crashes, drownings, bike crashes, pedestrian incidents, falls and other hazards. Sadly, more than 2,000 of these children will die, unless we share information about protecting kids with our families, neighbors and friends. Don’t let your child be one of them!

Follow these simple tips with your family to protect your children from the top summertime risks:

  • Actively supervise your child when engaging in summertime activities, such as swimming and playing on playgrounds and backyards.
  • Use the appropriate safety gear for your child’s activities, such as a helmet for wheeled sports and sporting activities, a car seat or booster seat as appropriate, and a life jacket for open water swimming and boating.
  • Role model proper safety behavior. Children are more likely to follow safety rules when they see their parents doing so.
  • If you have a pool or a spa, it should be surrounded on all four sides by a fence at least four feet high with self-closing, self-latching gates, and it should be equipped with an anti-entrapment drain cover and safety vacuum release system. An inflatable pool needs to be surrounded by a fence, just like any other pool, and parents need to empty these pools when not in use.
  • Make sure your home playground is safe. Keep 12 inches safe surfacing, such as mulch, shredded rubber or fine sand, extending at least six feet in all directions around the equipment. Remove hood and neck drawstrings from your child’s clothing.
  • Keep children away from the grill area while preheating and cooking, and while the grill is cooling.
  • Remove potential poisons from your yard, including poisonous plants, pesticides and pool chemicals.
  • Walk all the way around a parked vehicle to check for children before entering a car and starting the motor. Don’t let children play in driveways, streets, parking lots or unfenced yards adjacent to busy streets.
  • Apply sunscreen rated SPF 45 or higher to your child’s exposed skin 15 to 30 minutes before going out, and reapply frequently.
  • Make sure your child drinks plenty of water. A child who seems tired or achy should rest in the shade or go inside for a while. Get immediate medical help any time a child’s skin is hot to the touch (with or without perspiration), if a child has a seizure, or if they become disoriented in hot weather.

Active supervision, proper protective gear, and other simple prevention steps will help your child avoid danger.

For more information on child safety visit www.safekids.org