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Community Calendar
Here are some of the free community programs being offered by Catherine McAuley
Health Center throughout the winter and spring.
For more information on these events, call 572-4000.
6 Volutering at CMHC-Informational Meeting SJMH Education Center 7 p.m.
11 Volunteering at CMHC-Informational Meeting SJMH Education Center 9:30 a.m.
15 CPR Days SJMH Education Center 9 a.m.
1:30 p.m.
16 CPR Days SJMH Education Center 1:30 p.m.
4 Volunteering at CMHC-Informational Meeting SJMH Education Center 10:30 a.m.

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Learn Not to Burn With Fire Safety Education

It's too early to tell if Ricki
Overdorf wants to be a firefighter,
but at least she's off to a good start.
Ricki's father, Rick, of Clinton,
filled out a home-fire safety check-
list at the Chelsea Fair during the
Health Promotion Van's program on
burns awareness and won a Husky
Hauler Fire Engine for his daughter
when his name was drawn from the
510 entries in the contest. Now 18-
month-old Ricki can be seen driv-
ing around in search of fires and
fire hazards.
'After our trip to the (Health
Promotion) Van, we went home and
installed two smoke detectors and
planned a fire escape route," Rick
says.
'And now we know what to do
when they go off," Rick's wife Lynn
says of the smoke alarms.
John Boshoven of Catherine
McAuley Health Center's Office of
Health Promotion reminds us that
fires in the home are most frequent
during the winter months thanks to
holiday lights, space heaters, fire
places and faulty furnaces. Cigarettes
continue to be a big factor in starting
home fires also.
Here are some tips to help pre-
vent fires:
" Keep portable heaters away from
combustibles-drapes, furniture,
paper. The surface of some por-
table heaters may reach 500 de-
grees, so make sure children don't
get too close.
" After parties, make sure there are
no smoldering cigarette butts,
either in ashtrays or on furniture.
Most house fires occur between
10 p.m. and 6 a.m., when people
are asleep. Many fires are started
by smoldering cigarettes.
" Have at least one smoke detec-
tor in your home and make sure
children know what to do when
the alarm sounds. It's best to

3 Antique Show Preview Party
4-5 Michigan Antique Show and Sale
6 Michigan Antique Show and Sale
17-19 Health-O-Rama
28 Volunteering at CMHC-Informational Meeting
30 Volunteering at CMHC-Informational Meeting
6 V unteering at CMHC-Informational Meeting
8 Vunteering at CMHC-Informational Meeting
17 Spring Tune-Up and Health Fair

Eighteen-month-old Ricki Overdorf is now aproud owner of a
Husky Hauler Fire Engine. Her father won thefire engine during
the Health Promotion Van's trip to the Chelsea Fair.

Crisler Arena
Crisler Arena
Crisler Arena
Arborland Mall
SJMH Education Center
SJMH Education Center
SJMH Education Center
SJMH Education Center
CMHC Campus

6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
All day
6:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
4 p.m.
7 p.m.
All Day

change smoke detector batteries
and perform home fire drills
regularly.
" Have at least two escape routes
from each bedroom in case of fire.
Residential fires claim more than
5,000 lives each year.
" Teach your children to STOP,
DROP and ROLL in case their
clothes catch on fire. Children are
the most frequent victims of burn
accidents.
" Keep your chimney clean and use
a fire screen with your fireplace.
" Teach your children about the safe
use of matches and lighters.
" Keep your hot water heater turned
down to around 124 degrees. This
precaution could save lives and
dollars.

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