August 17, 2017 ___________________________________________________ Every year we hold the annual Lou Paulson Scholarship Contest. We had nine students who wrote exceptional essays on this year’s topic: “In our glorious fight for civil rights, we must guard against being fooled by false slogans, such as 'right to work.' It is a law to rob us of our civil rights and job rights. It is supported by Southern segregationists who are trying to keep us from achieving our civil rights and our right of e...
CAL FIRE has a website where you can view and track major current wildland fire incidents throughout the State of California. To view the website click here You can also view statewide wildland fire incidents on a google map For a comparison to previous fire seasons and statistics click here The Department of Forestry and Fire Protection serves and safeguards the people and protects the property and resources of California.
Warm weather is here and so is time to enjoy the outdoors and swimming with kids. Safekids.org has published 6 safety tips for parents with kids when swimming: Pool Safety Checklist TIPS FOR PARENTS 1. Watch kids when they are in or around water, without being distracted. Keep young children within arm’s reach of an adult. Make sure older children swim with a partner every time. 2. Teach children how to swim. Every child is different, so enroll children in swim lessons when they are ready. Consi...
For 60 years, Fill the Boot has been a fire fighter tradition - giving families affected by muscular dystrophy, ALS and related diseases hope for the future and support for the present. Every year your local firefighters dedicate their time off from work to help raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s (MDA) Fill the Boot charity drive. Throughout the year, and across the nation, firefighters dressed in their firefighting gear ask for donations from drivers on street corn...
This past month Contra Costa County Fire Arson Investigator Victor Masenkoff spoke at the State Capitol on the dangers of butane honey oil fire explosions and the process employed to produce it. California's first responders and the citizens they protect are in danger with this increasingly popular drug manufacturing process.
Every year during the second week of April, the telecommunications personnel in the public safety community, are honored. This week-long event, initially set up in 1981 by Patricia Anderson of the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office in California, is a time to celebrate and thank those who dedicate their lives to serving the public. It is a week that should be set aside so everyone can be made aware of their hard work and dedication. Thank you to all of our dispatchers who work with us in ...
Mylan today (3/31/17) announced that Meridian Medical Technologies, a Pfizer company and Mylan's manufacturing partner for EpiPen® Auto-Injector, has expanded a voluntary recall of select lots of EpiPen (epinephrine injection, USP) and EpiPen Jr® (epinephrine injection, USP) Auto-Injectors to now include additional lots distributed in the U.S. and other markets in consultation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This recall is being conducted as a result of the receipt of two previ...
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