Sunday cartoon: Family first aid reminders

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BURRILLVILLE – With the holiday season now underway, it’s important to be reminded about first aid in apartments and homes. There are many people gathering together this time of year, and accidents can happen at any time.

The below cartoon features some Fearless Dino Protector Squad First Aid reminders related to bleeding, poisons, minor burns, chocking, sprains and strains. If there is a serious medical problem or an emergency then it is strongly recommended that you contact the nearest police and fire department, or call 911 . Trained professionals and first responders are available and fully equipped to assist you in case of any emergency. These first-aid procedures are not a substitute for qualified medical treatment. In an emergency, get medical help as soon as possible.

This is a perfect, refrigerator ready coloring poster for the kids, and can actually be a great guide for family members when dealing with minor injuries in apartments and homes. It could also potentially save someone’s life.

Please keep all poisonous materials hidden and locked away from children. Keep kids away from space heaters, hot stoves, fireplaces, candles, matches and lighters to help prevent burns. Do not leave small items out and in plain view where little hands can reach and they can end up potentially choking a child. Keep floors clear and accessible, and if you have a child, or children, please remind them to put toys away to help avoid trips and falls.

Have a safe and happy holiday season.

Jim Weicherding is a Burrillville resident, and the founder and creator of an award-winning traffic safety effort Seasons of Safety. Weicherding contributes kids’ coloring cartoons, which can be printed and used to help parents discuss safety issues with their children. He has a long list of police officers and firefighters in his family and has worked with law enforcement and firefighters in a creative public safety capacity for more than two decades.

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