Tag: safety

Stop the suck: Saint Louis County Department of Public Health lists ways to protect yourself from ticks this summer season

Photo by John Tann As temperatures continue to rise in the area, St. Louis County health officials have released information that hopes to put you and your family out of the way of ticks who could be carrying diseases, such as Lyme disease. Saint Louis County Department of Public Health warns that Lyme disease can be carried by the insects, and once latched on could spread to a person who the tick is feeding on. Typical […]

STL County Department of Public Health offers tips to reduce this summer’s mosquito presence

Mosquito season is almost upon residents of St. Louis County, and the county’s Department of Public Health wants to inform residents that there are some important preventive measures they can take to protect themselves. According to the Department of Health, warmer temperatures, stagnant pools of water, and flood debris all combine to form ideal conditions for mosquito breeding. Besides being an annoyance, some species of mosquitoes can transmit diseases, such as West Nile Virus. The […]

Schroer kicks off tanning bill with coalition of support

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Rep. Nick Schroer, R-O’Fallon, announced his bill, HB 1260, to prohibit minors from using indoor tanning devices. Schroer was joined by dozens of supporters of the bill, including doctors and melanoma survivors. Schroer shared startling melanoma statistics, calling them “avoidable health care costs,” including that the rate of melanoma has doubled in Missouri in the last 9 years. Artificial UV radiation is named as the leading cause of melanoma. Schroer hopes […]

RELEASE: During Cold Weather, Pet Adoption Center Urges Caution Shelter Has Many Animals Waiting For New Homes

Clayton, Mo – (December 29, 2017) –St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger and The St. Louis County Pet Adoption Center want to remind pet owners that frigid winter temperatures can be dangerous for pets left outdoors. “Please remember that if it’s too cold for you, it’s too cold for your pets,” County Executive Stenger said. The St. Louis County Pet Adoption Center, located at 10521 Baur Blvd, Olivette Mo, is also offering free hay for […]

St. Louis County Police K-9 Ben Received Ballistic/Stab Protective Vest

The St Louis County Police Department’s K9 Ben has received a bullet and stab protective vest, thanks to a charitable donation from the non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. K9 Ben’s vest was sponsored by Wayne and Sybille Macke of MO and embroidered with the sentiment: “Protection in memory of Marley”. Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, MA whose mission is to provide bullet and stab […]

Fire Prevention Week 2017 focuses on planning

Oct. 8 – 14 awareness campaign emphasizes teaching every member of the family two escape routes from each room of house and participating in home fire drill twice a year  JEFFERSON CITY – In advance of Fire Prevention Week 2017, State Fire Marshal Tim Bean is urging Missouri families to plan two escape routes from each room in their home, to teach children how to escape and to conduct family fire drills twice year. “In […]

Blunt to hold press conference on introduction of SAFE at Home Act

WASHINGTON– U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.), along with U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (Minn.), U.S. Representative Jason Smith (Mo.), Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft, and Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon, will hold a press conference tomorrow, Thursday, September 28, 2017, at 4:30 p.m. ET in room SR-485 of the Russell Senate Office Building to announce the introduction of the Safeguarding Addresses from Emerging (SAFE) at Home Act. Press Conference on the SAFE at Home […]

St. Louis County Police eligible to receive $102,380 in grant funding

The St. Louis County Police Department is eligible to receive $102,380 in grant funding from the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program. These funds will be used to purchase additional mobile data terminals for police cars which will allow officers to perform routine tasks in the field. Officers will be able to electronically receive calls for service/assignments, check for warrants on suspects, and use many of the applications developed to assist officers in […]