Halloween Safety Tips

10/26/2018

Happy Halloween! Prudential Security wishes everyone a safe and spooky holiday!One of the most exciting times of the year for your kids is Halloween, and to help parents provide a safe experience, here are some Halloween safety tips: 

ALL DRESSED UP:

  • Plan costumes that are bright and reflective. Make sure that shoes fit well and that costumes are short enough to prevent tripping, entanglement or contact with flame.
  • Consider adding reflective tape or striping to costumes and trick-or-treat bags for greater visibility.
  • Because masks can limit or block eyesight, consider non-toxic makeup and decorative hats as safer alternatives. Hats should fit properly to prevent them from sliding over eyes. Makeup should be tested ahead of time on a small patch of skin to ensure there are no unpleasant surprises on the big day.
  • When shopping for costumes, wigs and accessories look for and purchase those with a label clearly indicating they are flame resistant.
  • If a sword, cane, or stick is a part of your child's costume, make sure it is not sharp or long. A child may be easily hurt by these accessories if he stumbles or trips.
  • Do not use decorative contact lenses without an eye examination and a prescription from an eye care professional. While the packaging on decorative lenses will often make claims such as "one size fits all," or "no need to see an eye specialist," obtaining decorative contact lenses without a prescription is both dangerous and illegal. This can cause pain, inflammation, and serious eye disorders and infections, which may lead to permanent vision loss.
  • Review with children how to call 9-1-1 (or their local emergency number) if they ever have an emergency or become lost.

CARVING A NICHE: 

  • Small children should never carve pumpkins. Children can draw a face with markers. Then parents can do the cutting.
  • Consider using a flashlight or glow stick instead of a candle to light your pumpkin. If you do use a candle, a votive candle is safest.
  • Candlelit pumpkins should be placed on a sturdy table, away from curtains and other flammable objects, and not on a porch or any path where visitors may pass close by. They should never be left unattended.

 
HOME SAFE HOME:

  • To keep homes safe for visiting trick-or-treaters, parents should remove from the porch and front yard anything a child could trip over such as garden hoses, toys, bikes and lawn decorations.
  • Parents should check outdoor lights and replace burned-out bulbs.
  • Wet leaves or snow should be swept from sidewalks and steps.
  • Restrain pets so they do not inadvertently jump on or bite a trick-or-treater.

 
ON THE TRICK-OR-TREAT TRAIL:

  • A parent or responsible adult should always accompany young children on their neighborhood rounds.
  • Obtain flashlights with fresh batteries for all children and their escorts.
  • If your older children are going alone, plan and review the route that is acceptable to you. Agree on a specific time when they should return home.
  • Only go to homes with a porch light on and never enter a home or car for a treat.
  • Because pedestrian injuries are the most common injuries to children on Halloween, remind Trick-or-Treaters:
  • Stay in a group and communicate where they will be going.
  • Remember reflective tape for costumes and trick-or-treat bags.
  • Carry a cellphone for quick communication.
  • Remain on well-lit streets and always use the sidewalk.
  • If no sidewalk is available, walk at the far edge of the roadway facing traffic.
  • Never cut across yards or use alleys.
  • Only cross the street as a group in established crosswalks (as recognized by local custom). Never cross between parked cars or out driveways.
  • Don't assume the right of way. Motorists may have trouble seeing Trick-or-Treaters. Just because one car stops, doesn't mean others will!
  • Law enforcement authorities should be notified immediately of any suspicious or unlawful activity.

HEALTHY HALLOWEEN:

  • A good meal prior to parties and trick-or-treating will discourage youngsters from filling up on Halloween treats.
  • Consider purchasing non-food treats for those who visit your home, such as coloring books or pens and pencils.
  • Wait until children are home to sort and check treats. Though tampering is rare, a responsible adult should closely examine all treats and throw away any spoiled, unwrapped or suspicious items.
  • Try to ration treats for the days and weeks following Halloween.

 

 

 

©2017 American Academy of Pediatrics

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Driver Responsibility Fees Come to an End - Expect a long line at Secretary of State on Monday

9/30/2018

Marc Daalder, Detroit Free Press Published 12:49 p.m. ET Sept. 27, 2018

Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson describes a program that allows drivers to waive driver responsibility fees through community service on January 21, 2015, prior to the elimination of the fees. (Photo: Eric. D. Lawrence, Detroit Free Press)

Michigan Secretary of State Ruth Johnson describes a program that allows drivers to waive driver responsibility fees through community service on January 21, 2015, prior to the elimination of the fees. (Photo: Eric. D. Lawrence, Detroit Free Press)

If you have to renew your license, you should try to get it done this week.

Starting Monday, long lines are expected in at Michigan Secretary of State offices as driver responsibility fees are officially eliminated.

Gov. Rick Snyder signed a bill in March that ended the driver responsibility fee program and forgave almost $650 million in debt owed by nearly 350,000 drivers.

Drivers who owed too much under the previous law were stripped of their licenses. They will be eligible to apply for reinstatement beginning Oct. 1. Anyone who applies between Monday and Dec. 31 can avoid having to pay the $125 reinstatement fee.

In anticipation of long lines, the Secretary of State's office has hired more clerks to "address the expected increase in customer volume," Secretary of State Ruth Johnson said in a statement.

Original Detroit Free Press article here: https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2018/09/27/driver-responsibility-fee-michigan/1442651002/

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Prudential Security Above and Beyond Award 2018 - Renaldo Crawford

8/16/2018

Pictured center is the recipient of our Above & Beyond award Renaldo Crawford. On the left is his Supervisor Monica savage and on the right is Operations Manager Eli Hall.

On Wednesday, August 1, 2018, Security Officer Crawford responded to an aggressive trespasser who was very disruptive and disrespectful to the people at the businesses at his assigned site.  With minimal assistance from building staff and without using physical force, Officer Crawford was able to maneuver this individual to the loading dock away from patrons and tenants, where the Detroit Police were able to respond. During this incident, Officer Crawford was being verbally assaulted but was able to maintain his composure, remain calm and exhibit true professionalism. Congratulations Officer Crawford on receiving this prestigious award for your efforts.  Keep up the great work!


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Prudential Security Officer Charles Hunt Passes Away

6/29/2018

It's with great sadness we announce that one of Prudential Security's finest officers Charles Hunt, who was assigned out of our Knoxville office, was killed in a tragic accident. Our thoughts & prayers go out to his friends & family. Born 5/30/46 and passed 6/27/18 Rest in Peace.


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Prudential Security Above and Beyond Award 2018 - Desmond Vanleer

6/28/2018

Pictured on the right is Officer Desmond Vanleer and on the left is Supervisor Derek Wroblewski.  Mr. Vanleer has earned one of the highest awards Prudential Security gives to our employee's who go Above & Beyond.  Mr. Vanleer responded to a business we protect in Farmington Hills, MI.  While patrolling he came upon a woman who was on top of a parking structure and threatening to jump off.  Mr. Vanleer immediately made conversation with the female, gained her trust and successfully talked her into coming down from the railing.  Afterward, he stayed with the woman until Farmington Hills Officer's arrived. If it wasn't for his quick actions and calming demeanor, the female may have jumped from the structure.  It should also be noted that Mr. Vanleer received a Civilian Citation from the Chief of Police in Farmington Hills.  Mr. Vanleer Thank you for your service and quick action in saving a life.  Congratulations on receiving this prestigious award. 


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