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  n/a n/a CAMPFIRE SMOKE ALARMS TO STUDENTS   In celebration of Fire Prevention Week, more than 2,500 smoke alarms will be distributed to elementary students in all Findlay City Schools during October 7-13 as part of the Project S.A.F.E. collaboration. Project S.A.F.E. - Smoke Alarms For Everyone - is the first effort of its kind in the community. It's a collaboration of the Findlay Fire Department, Findlay City Schools, and the American Red Cross of Hancock, Seneca and Wyandot Counties. "We are glad we can be a part of this program and make smoke alarms available to so many homes in Findlay. Helping families prepare before emergencies happen is a cornerstone of our mission and the first tip we always share is to have working smoke alarms in your home," says Red Cross Executive Director Todd James. "When Jerry Greer approached us with this idea, we said yes right away." Greer, a captain with the Findlay Fire Department, has been passionate about providing smoke alarms for homes since responding to a fire in 2006, in which three people lost their lives. "A common misconception is that all homes have working smoke detectors and Findlay has a very low rate of structure fires. It is a known fact: there are kids in this school district who go to bed every night with no working smoke detectors in their home. Every week, the Findlay Fire Department (FFD) finds residences that do not have even one working smoke detector in the home. It's not if we will have a structure fire with kids inside, it is when will we have a fire with kids still inside." Along with distributing free smoke alarms, the FFD and Red Cross will present fire safety and prevention programs at the schools during Fire Prevention Week. Barb Bish, Community Relations Coordinator for Findlay City Schools, says the schools are excited about the program. "Our principals know that these smoke alarms will help save students' lives and having the fire department and Red Cross visit the schools will be a great learning experience for the children." Support for the program is provided by Walmart, who donated $7,500 towards the purchase of the smoke alarms. Additional funding is provided by The Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation and Hancock Federal Credit Union.
 
  n/a n/a BE A VACCINE INFORMED PARENT!   BE A VACCINE INFORMED PARENT! VACCINES ON THE GO-WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW-INFORMED PARENTING GOES MOBILE --FREE APP INCLUDES: GRAPHICS SHOWING DISEASE DETAILS, INFO ON VACCINES AND THEIR SIDE EFFECTS, GAMES THAT MAKE LEARNING ABOUT VACCINES FUN, EASY WAY TO SAVE QUESTIONS UNTIL YOUR CHILD'S NEXT DOCTOR VISIT OR EMAIL QUESTIONS TO THE VACCINE EDUCATION CENTER FOR ANSWERS. GO TO VACCINE. CHOP.EDU/MOBILEAPP QUESTIONS? CALL THE SENECA COUNTY GENERAL HEALTH DISTRICT AT 419-447-3691 OR 419-435-6673.
 
  n/a n/a CAR RALLY SCAVENGER HUNT REGISTRATION, FINDLAY   DECIPHER THE CLUES AND WIN THE RACE IN THIS SPECIAL FUNDRAISER TO BENEFIT ANDY LAUREANO'S FAMILY FOR FUNERAL EXPENSES. A REGISTRATION FORM MUST BE FILLED OUT IN ADVANCE AND A $10.00 DONATION IS REQUIRED. THE DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION IS OCTOBER 13TH. SEE WILSON'S HAMBURGER SHOP IN FINDLAY FOR FORMS AND MORE DETAILS. DONATIONS CAN BE MADE TO: ANDY LAUREANO MEMORIAL FUND, C/O HUNTINGTON BANK, 236 S. MAIN ST., FINDLAY, OH 45840 DONATIONS MAY BE MADE AT ANY HUNTINGTON LOCATION IN ANY STATE.
 
  10:00AM 11:00AM TOYING WITH SCIENCE, Ritz Theatre, Tiffin   Grades 4-8, Toying with Science is a fast paced, varied and dynamic program which explores, among other things, the scientific principles of gravity, leverage, fulcrums and simple machines. Since 1995 Garry Krinsky has brought his high energy and experience of thousands of schools, theatres and festivals across the US and Canada. Combining mime, motion, humor, original music and insight Garry will involve the student audience and welcome them into his colorful universe. Together they will investigate basic scientific information and delve into the imaginations of scientists who explore our world. It is incredible how much action, fun and learning takes place in so little time!!
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