Posts Tagged ‘children’

From the Decatur Police Department’s Jennifer Ross: 

It is the time of year where I anxiously wait for October to arrive but we have many more weeks of “Hotlanta” temperatures ahead before my wish is granted so we wanted to send out a few hot weather reminders to help make sure those who are most vulnerable stay safe.

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Never Leave Children, Seniors or Animals in Parked Vehicles. Nobody should be sitting in parked cars this time of year but children, seniors and animals are even more vulnerable. Just don’t do it.  Not even for a the few minutes it takes to run a quick errand. It does not take long for the temperature inside of a parked vehicle to become dangerous.  According to the National Weather Service, the inside of a vehicle can reach temperatures over 120 degrees in just 80 degree weather. I decided to check out the Decatur sun today and with the outside temperature at 87 degrees and a light rain shower, within just one hour the temperature inside of the car reached 106 degrees. While thankfully there has not been any incidents of children, seniors or pets left in vehicles with tragic outcomes in our community, we have responded to a few instances of children and pets in hot cars that were noticed and reported by concerned citizens before something tragic occurred.

Check On Your Senior Neighbors. This is a particularly dangerous time of year for seniors. Seniors worried about high electric bills too often forgo air conditioning which can lead to heat stroke or worse.  Please take a few minutes to check on senior neighbors and family members. Make sure they are drinking enough water and not staying in homes that are too hot for their health. Let them know about Georgia Power’s senior bill discount if they are at least 65 year of age and live on an income no more than $23,340.  They can also call 2-1-1 (United Way) to learn if there are any other financial aid programs that might help offset cooling costs.

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Make it a Camp-tastic Summer with City of Decatur summer camps!  Many camps are full and filling up for the summer season (June 2 – August 1) but there are still some spaces available.  Be sure to pick up the March Playbook and visit WebTrac to see which camps have room for your camper. Questions? Call 404-378-1082 to speak with Children and Youth Services staff.

Check out the following Camp-tastic camps:


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Want to visit the Georgia Aquarium at a discount and support the city’s Children and Youth Services (CYS) day camp and summer camp programs all at the same time? For every 25 tickets purchased through this link, Decatur’s Children and Youth Services programs will earn one free admission for use by a future camper.

The details:

SAVE 10%
On the Price of Admission at
The World’s Largest Aquarium
Courtesy of: Decatur Children and Youth Services

Purchase tickets here: www.georgiaaquarium.org/cys

Print your tickets and reserve your Dolphin Tales show time
• No waiting in line to purchase tickets
• These tickets include Dolphin Tales and 4D Deepo Movie
Ga Sales Tax and service charge are NOT included in ticket price
This is an INTERNET offer only and is not valid for use at the ticket windows at the Georgia Aquarium

Offer Valid from April 1, 2014 – December 31, 2014


Decatur Children and Youth Services Link Coupon


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Announcement from Sgt. Violante of the Decatur Fire Department:

Special Needs Informational Meeting
Wed. March 12
Two opportunities to stop by: 10 a.m. or 6:30 p.m.
Fire Station #1, 230 E. Trinity Pl.

The City of Decatur Fire Department would like to meet with any families with children with special needs or medical issues. We want to continue responding in the best way possible to care for all families, including those with special needs. The meeting will discuss medical care, large scale events, and fire scenarios with families. In addition, we want to inform families about the benefits of using Smart 911 and exchange ideas on how to better dispatchers’ responses to emergency calls from families with special needs.

We need your participation and input to do the best job possible.  Please join us on March 12 at 10 a.m. or at 6:30 p.m. at the City of Decatur Fire Station #1.

The address for Fire Station #1 is 230 E. Trinity Pl., Decatur, GA 30030. If you have any questions regarding this meeting, please contact Sergeant Violante at Ninetta.Violante@decaturga.com or via phone, at 404-457-3289.

Children interacting with CIty of Decatur firefighters last fall

Children interacting with City of Decatur firefighters last fall

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