Monthly Archives: February 2014

Gilpin Residents & Homeowners Flood Assistance Availability

Due to a generous grant from the United Ways of Colorado Flood Recovery Fund, Gilpin County is able to offer monetary assistance to Gilpin County residents and property owners impacted by the September flood. For more information or questions, go to http://www.co.gilpin.co.us and click on the “Public Hearings, Notices & Announcements” box or call 303-582-5214.

FROZEN POND AND LAKE SAFETY

Remember, you take a risk anytime you go out onto the #ice. Ice thickness is not consistent. Be aware of ice-covered snow. It can serve as insulation or prevent the surface from freezing. For tips and preparedness info, follow:  Twitter – @READYColorado; YouTube – http://www.youtube.com/READYColorado ; Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/READYColoardo ; #COPrepare.

Hazardous Materials/Household Chemical Safety

Follow safety recommendations when using household cleaning products. 

  1. Wear gloves, long sleeves & masks.
  2. Properly ventilate when using household cleaning products. Turn on the fan & open the windows.
  3. Don’t leave chemical products unattended. Put the product away or take it with you.
  4. Post the #poison control center number (800-222-1222) by all telephones.

For tips and preparedness information, follow:  Twitter – @READYColorado;  YouTube:  http://www.youtube.com/READYColorado; Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/READYColorado.

Hazardous Materials/Household Chemical Safety

Chemicals are used in our daily lives. Do you know how to properly use/store them? #Keep products containing #hazardous materials in their original containers. Properly mark & store all household #chemicals. Keep these on a high shelf, out of the reach of children.  Post #poison control center number (800-222-1222) by all telephones. For tips and preparedness information, follow:  Twitter @READYColorado;  http://facebook.com/READYColoradohttp://www.youtube.com/READYColorado.

Love Is In The Air and So Are The Scams

Did you know that romance #scams affect thousands of people every year? Don’t get scammed by a con artist Casanova! Millions of Americans use online dating and social networking sites to meet people, but scammers also use these sites. The average loss per person during a romance scam is about $10,000 and some victims have lost up to $500,000. Be cautious if you have a new #love interest that claims to be a US citizen living or working in another country. Don’t send or wire money to someone you’ve just met over the internet. Love is in the air and so are the #scams. Report romance scams to local law enforcement or contact the CBI ID Theft & Fraud Unit. For tips and preparedness information, follow Twitter – @READYColorado; Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/READYColorado; YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/readycolorado.

BURN AWARENESS WEEK!

According to the American Burn Association, approximately 4,000 deaths occur from fire and burn injuries and 600,00 people receive medical treatment in emergency departments for burn injuries. Close to half of all burn injuries treated in hospital emergency departments and one-third of admissions to burn centers are scald injuries. 60% of all scald injuries are suffered by children ages 0-4. Young children are curious and are often just trying to be helpful. Make a kid-free zone on the floor with tape. At a young age, they can understand “NO” when it refers to entering that zone. #COPrepare.
For tips and preparedness information, follow Twitter – @READYColorado; Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/READYColorado; YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/readycolorado.