Wishing All a Happy and Safe Super Sunday!
Though the NFL officially formed in 1920, the Super Bowl didn’t happen until more than 40 years later.
The first Super Bowl, which featured the AFL and NFL champions, took place in 1966. The game was originally called the “AFL-NFL World Championship Game,” which wasn’t exactly catchy. The AFL Kansas City Chief’s owner, Lamar Hunt, proposed using the term “Super Bowl” to refer to the championship game.
The AFL Kansas City Chief’s owner, Lamar Hunt, proposed using the term “Super Bowl” to refer to the championship game.
After the leagues merged, the NFL split into two main conferences: the American Football Conference (AFC) and the National Football Conference (NFC). The champions of each now play in the Super Bowl.
Super Bowl Fun Facts
1. The Chiefs and the 49ers have never met in a Super Bowl. But this is the SECOND Kansas City versus San Francisco championship. In 2014, the Giants beat the Royals in the World Series.
2. This is the first appearance for the Chiefs in 50 years. In 1970, they beat the Minnesota Vikings in Super Bowl 4 for their first and only Lombardi Trophy.
3. This is the 49ers’ seventh appearance. San Francisco went to five Super Bowls between 1982 and 1995, and won all five of them. They returned to the big game in 2013, but lost to the Baltimore Ravens.
4. If the Niners win, they will tie the New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers for the most Super Bowl victories in NFL history, with 6.
5, Last year, Super Bowl LIII drew 98.2 million viewers.
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Prudential Security Officer Fitzroy Clarke Receives Above & Beyond Award
Pictured on the right is Security Officer Fitzroy Clarke receiving our prestigious Above & Beyond Award, and on the left is his supervisor Mike Bard. Mr. Clarke went above and beyond during our first week of operation at a significant account in Pennsylvania. Because of his high level of vigilance, his efforts helped lead to the apprehension of an internal thief. Fitzroy noticed that the seasonal employee was exiting with multiple cell phones on his person. Our guard followed proper protocol and alerted our client's management, which leads to the arrest of the individual, and the recovery of the client's property. Thanks to Officer Clarke, Prudential Security has made an immediate impact on our client's bottom line. At the same time, we sent a message to the other employees, that what happened with the other guard company's will not occur with Prudential. Thank you, Mr. Clarke, for a job well done and Happy Holidays to you and your family!
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Prudential Security Active Shooter Training Course
In today's world, dangerous unforeseen situations arise all too often. We at Prudential Security believe that our security officers should be able to handle any situation in order to provide the best protection possible for our clients. Our Active Shooter Training Program prepares our security officers to know what to do and how to handle, and even prevent a horrific event such as this. We focus on conscious awareness of any potential developing threat, and on minimizing such a threat should it begin. Congratulations to this group of fine officers for their completion of the Prudential Security Active Shooter Training Program.
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Halloween Safety Tips
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:
CHECKING CANDY AND TREATS:
- 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 of the following candies that have:
- An unusual appearance or discoloration
- Tiny pinholes or tears in wrappers
- Spoiled or unwrapped items
- Homemade items or baked goods should be discarded unless you personally know who gave them.
- When in doubt, throw it out
- Tell children not to accept -- and, especially, not to eat--anything that isn't commercially wrapped.
- Parents of young children should also remove any choking hazards such as gum, peanuts, hard candies and small toys.
- Try to apportion treats for the days following Halloween.
- Although sharing is encouraged, make sure items that can cause choking
- (such as hard candies), are given only to those of an appropriate age.
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.
- 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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