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Naloxone Kits Will Now be in the Hands of All First Responders in Porter County

Naloxone-Initiative 2An announcement was made on June 12, 2015 that will save hundreds of lives in the future in Northwest Indiana. Porter County Community Foundation, Porter Regional Hospital, Porter-Starke Services, Fagen Pharmacy and Empower Porter County came together at Porter Regional Hospital to announce the expansion of the availability of the innovative and life changing Naloxone rescue kits to all Porter County police departments.

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Keep Pets Safe During the Summer

dogs-with-stickSummer is here and you want to get yourself and your animals outside! But there are some things to remember when it comes to keeping your four-legged family members safe and healthy during the summer months. Below are some dos and don’ts for animal safety.

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How to Protect your Child from Harmful Poisons

Toddler household poisonsThis information was submitted by Jennifer Mullen,Trauma Nurse Coordinator.

Children Act Fast….So Do Poisons!

Poisoning occurs when any substance interferes with normal body functions after it is swallowed, inhaled, injected, or absorbed and is now the leading cause of death from injuries in the United States, as reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A poison can be any substance that is used in the wrong way, by the wrong person, or in the wrong amount.

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Porter Career Center hosts Drive Safe Chicago’s PSA Contest winners

DrivesafePSAwinner2Two students from the Porter County Career Center, Rachel Diaz and Ryan Malarik, took first and second place, respectively, for the Drive Safe Chicago PSA contest, sponsored by The National Road Safety Foundation.

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NIPSCO Reminds Customers of Home Heating Safety

Furnace inspections and carbon monoxide detectors help keep homes safe and warm

rot6With colder temperatures settling in, Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO) reminds customers of the importance of maintaining a safe home heating system.

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Extra Mile Kicks Off National Running Safety Month

fire-up-runExtra Mile Fitness kicked off National Running Safety Awareness Month with a "FIRE UP YOUR RUN" fun run. Runners of all paces gathered at the Extra Mile location in Valpo to take part in the run.

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Runners and Drivers: Stay Safe with these Tips from Extra Mile Fitness Company

extra-mile-2013-oneStay Safe Out There! Road Running in the Winter
Hey Runners! Daylight becomes a rare commodity as fall and winter descend on Northwest Indiana. After beating the heat with early-morning runs all summer, for the next few months runners will be hard-pressed to find a time to run with sunlight. Don’t hope that drivers will be looking out for you, make yourselves seen! The RRCA advises runners to wear reflective material when running before dawn or after dusk. Make yourself as visible as possible by wearing several points of light and a combination of reflective material and LED lights. At the Extra Mile we carry everything you need to be seen: reflective jackets and vests; LED light spurs from Nathan; and flashing and strobe light clip-ons.

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