You must have the flyer with you on the 17th – PRINT FLYER HERE
You must have the flyer with you on the 17th – PRINT FLYER HERE
It’s important to supervise children while carving, but you must also exercise caution when lighting them up!
Only adults should use matches or lighters to light the candle inside the pumpkin. Store matches and lighters out of reach of children.
Make sure the candle is securely anchored inside the pumpkin.
Consider carving the pumpkin from the bottom instead of the top. This makes it easier to level the pumpkin, and it can be placed over a candle that is in a safe container.
Make sure you light the pumpkin with a long fireplace match or a bbq lighter to prevent burning your hand.
The SAFEST way to light your pumpkin is with LED candles, a small flashlight, or an electric window candle!
Tobacco Free North East (TFNE), the regional primary contractor for tobacco control and smoking prevention program in NE Pennsylvania, has been a division of the Burn Prevention Network for the past 6-years. That association ends on October 1, 2017. The State grant supporting TFNE operations has been awarded to the American Lung Association. Continue reading
Smoking has a well-documented adverse impact on overall health. It is the leading cause of preventable death in the United States. Annually, more than 480,000 people die from cigarette smoking with another 41,000 deaths due to exposure to secondhand smoke.
Tobacco Free Northeast PA (TFNE) has submitted a three-year grant proposal to the State Department of Health Division of Tobacco Prevention and Control. We have been providing tobacco cessation and prevention programs and services for over 20 years and the Division’s regional primary contractor for the northeast health district (a ten county coverage area) since 2007. TFNE’s goal, under the direction of t he Burn Prevention Network, is to remain a leader in tobacco programming for the State of Pennsylvania.
Grant funding to continue these services are generated by the Tobacco Master Settlement Act and allocated by the Pennsylvania Department of Health. We eagerly await confirmation of our 3-year continuation funding due by mid-July 2016.
Like most non-profits, the Burn Prevention Network (BPN) is governed by an elected board of directors. This board is charged with the functions of policy and governance. It hires a chief executive officer whom it holds accountable for the management of those polices and the initiatives that they authorize.
The BPN has a long and distinguished history of maintaining a dedicated and active board of directors who represent many constituency groups associated with the pursuit of our mission. Most recently, the board elected four new directors. They are:
Welcome and “thanks for your service” to our new directors!
This time of year many families experience a bitter-sweet rite of passage, shipping their children off to college, perhaps for the first time. There are a thousand-and-one details to manage during this process, not the least of which may be your parental emotions! Don’t forget to include fire safety planning on that list!
The truth is fire safety is not a top of mind issue for young people living away from home for the first time. As a result, the incidence of student on and off campus residential fires spike this time of year. This is especially true for students living off campus. According to the United States Fire Administration (USFA), 80% of student housing fires occur off campus. Roughly six out of seven of on and off campus fires are started by cooking. Dormitory fires are more common during the evening hours, between 5 – 11 pm, and on weekends.
So, how do you prepare your college student to be fire safe? Here are some tips to review with them:
Finally, counsel your child that fire safety is a responsibility of living independently. Their safety and the safety of those with whom they live are at stake. This is a part of becoming a responsible adult!
“Did you know that Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender people smoke tobacco at rates over 50% higher than non-LGBT people, and up to half of people who smoke die early as a result? LGBT health matters. Learn how tobacco impacts the LGBT community.”
Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center Public Service Announcement
Tobacco Free Northeast PA is pleased to announce a new partnership! Through a grant provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Health in May, 2015, we are now partnering with the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center. The Center serves the LGBT community of the Greater Lehigh Valley. Continue reading
Beginning in mid-September and running through the end of October you will be seeing roadside boards, television and radio spots, newsprint ads and social media posts urging you to say “Thank You!” to our area first-on-the-scene-responders. The reason is simple. Our firefighters, EMS providers and policemen are available to protect and serve us 24/7! They are on the scene in the middle of the night and on holidays when we are sleeping or enjoying time off with families. They even are called away from their own special family celebrations when the alarm goes off – all to serve us and our communities! The least we can do is say, “Thanks!”
So here’s our goal. We want to create an avalanche of responses from you, the general public, showing our responders how much they are appreciated! When you see the media invitations appear, visit the special online “Thank You” landing page given and post a simple thank you note there. You can be specific in your note to a special firefighter or police officer, an individual department or simply add your name to the ‘Thank You Honor Roll’.
We will share these expressions of appreciation directly to our area responders and in the public media. Everyone appreciates a simple and sincere expression of thanks for their service. Let’s create a flood of these for some very deserving folks!
It is important for children to not only know what a smoke alarm is, why we have them and how to make sure they are working properly, but it is also crucial to teach your children WHAT THEY SOUND LIKE – in a house fire things will be chaotic and loud, and the loud beeping from a smoke alarm may scare children even more If they are not familiar with the noise. Allow your children to help you test your alarms every month so they become aware of what the alarm sounds like.
Next, teach them what it means, and WHAT THEY SHOULD DO when they hear the smoke alarm—plan and practice your family’s escape, and make sure your children know where to go outside for your meeting spot!
In 1989, the World Health Organization declared May 31st to be annually known as World No Tobacco Day. On this day, attention is drawn to the health problems associated with tobacco use. This year’s theme is the illegal tobacco trade. Continue reading
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