I would encourage all members of the community to keep up with their daily habits of proper hand-washing and ‘social-distancing’ during this declared State of Emergency.
If you have to go out at all, I would suggest that these trips be for your basic necessities; therefore, reducing your chances of exposure to this virus.
I would also remind members of the public that if they are in a position of taking care of loved ones who are sick, whether they are suspected of having the virus or not, that they should also isolate themselves as much as possible from the public even if they are healthy. It is possible that even a healthy individual could be unknowingly carrying the virus and possibly infecting others. This is the whole premise behind the effort to ‘social-distance’.
Please take care of yourselves and look after one another, including any neighbors that may need help. How we choose to carry ourselves throughout these times, defines our community character.
Finally, I want to thank everyone whose efforts to help their community during this time do not go unnoticed, as they are inspiring acts and are truly appreciated by our Officers.
-Lt. Michael N. Brennan (Acting Chief of Police)
The Ludlow Police Department will be participating in the Home Base No-Shave 2019 campaign in support of Home Base, a Red Sox Foundation and the Massachusetts General Hospital Program. The rules are simple: Each participant donates or fundraises $100 to forego facial restrictions during the month of November. But, just in case there are additional questions you are itching to ask, please refer to our FAQs below.
• How can we donate?
1.) Credit Card: You can donate online to the Ludlow Police Department’s fundraising page. Click on,https://because.massgeneral.org/fundraiser/2405301 to find the Ludlow Police Department’s page. Once you click on the page and you’ll see a red “Donate” button. All credit card donations will receive an immediate confirmation email and tax acknowledgment.
2.) You can write a check to Home Base and mail it to:
ATTN: Maureen Wade
125 Nashua Street, Ste. 540
Boston, MA 02114
*Please be sure to include which police department you are supporting. All check
donations will be added to the department’s online fundraising page.
• When are donations due? Can we bring donations to the Shave Off event at Fenway on 12/4?
We’d love to have all donations in before the Shave Off event at Fenway Park on December 4th so that we’re able to announce the total raised and include it on the big check for a photo. You are welcome to bring donations to the event. If you don’t have the funds in-hand, you could always let us know any donations that you are confident we’ll receive so we can add it to the total raised. If donations come in after December 4th, they will still be added to your Department’s page and towards the overall total raised for this year’s campaign.
As the summer approaches and the weather begins to heat up, The Ludlow Police Department would like to remind you of a few simple summer swimming safety tips for you and your family to follow. Be SAFE have FUN and ENJOY the summer.
Drowning: It Can Happen in an Instant
Not including boating incidents, on average about ten people die from drowning every day in the United States, according to Injury Facts® the annual statistical report on unintentional injuries produced by the National Safety Council.
Pool Safely This Summer; Take the Pledge
NSC and the Consumer Product Safety Commission are encouraging everyone to keep water safety top of mind and reduce child drowning in pools and spas. The Pool Safely campaign reminds everyone to follow five simple steps to stay safer in and around water.
More than 75,000 adults and children have signed the Pool Safely Pledge last summer. Take the Pledge today and get a free Pool Safely Toolkit.
The USA Swimming Foundation reports nearly 90 children younger than 15 drowned in a pool or spa from January through May 2018, and every year about 19 children drown during the July 4 holiday. CPSC also reports:
Teens and Young Adults Often Don’t Think About Water Safety
While drowning deaths peak among one and two-year-olds, drownings continue to be the second leading cause of preventable death through age 15. According to NSC research, 353 people ages 5 to 24 drowned in 2017.
Swimmers should keep a few safety precautions in mind:
The Younger the Child, the Greater the Risk
Most parents think water safety is first and foremost on their minds whenever they are enjoying summer activities with their young kids. But when the unthinkable happens, caregivers often say, “I only looked away for a second.”
NSC statistics point to drowning as a leading cause of death for young children – mostly due to children falling into a pool or being left alone in the bathtub. Of the 3,709 drownings in 2017, more than 12% were children age 4 and younger, according to Injury Facts. Bathtubs, toilets and even buckets also can pose a danger for very young children.
Distractions Make for Tragedies
Parents are cautioned all the time about water safety, but drownings still occur. Always be aware and be in the present moment with your children. Following are a few water safety precautions:
Every pool, every lake and every warm summer day holds the possibility of new, fun summer experiences. All you need to add is your undivided attention. For more information please Visit https://www.nsc.org/home-safety/tools-resources/seasonal-safety/drowning
National Safety Council, “Water Safety”, www.nsc.org
https://www.nsc.org/home-safety/tools-resources/seasonal-safety/drowning (Accessed June 19, 2019)
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