Clackamas County Transportation Safety Action Plan Now Available
The Clackamas County Transportation Safety Action Plan (TSAP) is one of the first plans to be completed for an Oregon County. This plan outlines a strategy for the County to build and implement a County-wide Safety Culture. Its ultimate goal is to reduce transportation-related fatalities and serious injuries by 50% over the next ten years. In order to create this culture and effectively meet the goal, the TSAP employs a 5E's approach, with action items related to engineering, education, enforcement, emergency medical services, and evaluation activities.
NEW - You can now TEXT 211 Info and get local resource information
211info.org would like getting resources to be as easy as possible. That's why you can call toll-free, search on a website, subscribe to emails and now text 211info. As of this week anyone can text their zip code to 898211 to get information and guidance about resources just like you can on the phone. Our hope is texting will expand our ability to serve new populations who prefer a texting conversation above all else (like kids!). This is a pilot program we are very excited about, and we hope you will be excited about it too!
Pool Safety Saves Lives - Free Materials to Keep Your Pool Safe This Summer
Poolsafety.gov provides essential safety tips for safety professionals or pool owners at no charge. Whether you have a portable pool, built in pool or spa this website has family friendly education tools that may help safe a life. Have a fun, safe summer around the pool.
Winter Driving Tips from ODOT
Whenever theres a chance of stormy conditions, Oregon Department of Transportation officials encourage drivers to prepare their vehicles for winter driving conditions and drive with extra caution. Click on the attached file for a comprehensive list of things you can do to drive safe this winter.
Recycling Outdated and/or Damaged Car Safety Seats - New Free Service
Legacy Health System's Sustainability Department offers recycling outdated and/or damaged car safety seats.
Child Friendly Poison Prevention Worksheet
This downloadable worksheet is presented in a child friendly format to help parents and other family members keep their homes safe from poisoning risks.
Clackamas County Sheriff's Office Child Identification Kit
Help law enforcement in the event of an emergency. Download this easy to use form to help identify your child.
Carbon Monoxide -- The Silent, Cold Weather Killer
Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, invisible, toxic gas that can build up near fuel-burning appliances such as ovens, generators and supplemental heaters. Each year, nearly 5,000 people in the United States are treated in hospital emergency rooms for CO poisoning. CO gas has no warning properties, even at toxic or life threatening levels, and since so many deaths occur as the result of defective or poorly operated home heating devices, CO has been termed the "silent, cold weather killer."
Visit the Smokey the Bear Vault
Did you know the cartoon Smokey Bear is based upon an actual baby black bear that was found alone, charred, and scared after a devastating wildfire burned through New Mexico?
Practice Your Escape Plan!
"Practice Your Escape Plan!" is the theme of Fire Prevention Week 2008. It's not enough to have a home fire escape plan. To escape safely, you've got to make sure that everyone in the home has practiced the plan. According to an NFPA poll , the majority of Americans have a fire escape plan, but most haven't practiced it.
Five Steps to Proper Helmet Fitting
Head injuries are the number one cause of serious injury and death resulting from collisions and falls when riding on bicycles, skateboards, scooters and in-line skates, as well as when sking and snowboarding.