Information About Joining Us
Information about E.M.S.
We hope to be able to use this page to bring some important information to you on topics such as car seat safety, injury prevention, signs and symptoms of illnesses, and other information that will assist you in your daily life. Most injuries and some illnesses can be prevented at times, and we hope to be able to offer suggestions through the information here to help you stay safe.
Privacy Practices for Union Fire Protection District
As required by Federal Law, we are posting the Privacy Practices for the Union Fire Protection District. If you are transported by one of our ambulances, information that we collect can be used by our agency for billing and legal purposes. We will safeguard any information that we collect.
CLICK HERE to View our Notice of Privacy Practices (H.I.P.A.A.) for a more detailed description of our practices.
Car Seat Safety Information
Car seats are an important part of keeping your children safe while driving. Often times, however, they are improperly installed, the wrong size, or have been recalled due to safety concerns. Following the manufacturers directions and precautions are a good start for helping you install your seating options safely. We, at Union Fire/Rescue, have been trained to instruct you on Car Seat Safety and will check your installation for free. Please contact us to schedule an appointment. Here are a few sites to help you make informed decisions about car seat safety.
- American Academy of Pediatrics – Car seat safety guide for 2012.
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration – General car seat safety information/statistics and recalls.
- PreventInjury.org – General information and Special needs children seating information.
- SafetyBeltSafe USA – General information and recalls.
When to Call 911?
Teaching your children how and when to call 911 can be a lifesaver, not only for you and your family, but for friends and neighbors. Knowing when to call 911 for help can be confusing and scary for small children. Here are a few tips to share with them about calling 911:
- Talk to your children about what a true emergency is and isn’t. A fire or intruder definitely is, however a skinned knee or broken toy isn’t.
- Calling 911 as a prank is punishable by law in most states, and in Boone County, if 911 is accidentally called or pranked, chances are that a police officer will be responding to verify it.
- Make sure your child knows that when talking to a 911 operator, it is ok to give their name and address if requested. This can sometimes be a conflicting set of lessons for a child as they are often taught not to talk to strangers.
- Have a list of emergency names, contact phone numbers, and other vital information that is easily accessible to your child. This will help them and 911 responders to make contact with other people if needed.
- Teach your child to know their phone number and, at minimum, their street address so that they can give that information as needed.
First Aid and Safety Information
In an effort to bring user-friendly information about multiple types of emergency and first aid situations, we will link to other large sources of broad based information. One such good source that is unique is KidsHealth.org because they have information sheets that can be printed for quick reference, along with seasonal and home safety tips and information.