Recent Community Posts

Pool Safety

6/22/2016 (Permalink)

Summer is in full swing which means time at the pool. Dearborn Heights Fire Chief Dave Brogan's office provided some tips for keeping you and your guests safe around the pool.

Pool Area:

  • Secure pool area with a 4 foot high barrier including a self closing and self latching gate.
  • Keep a cover on the pool when not in use.
  • Consider installing a pool alarm.
  • Supervise kids at all times
  • Designate a person to watch the water when people are in the pool.
  • Never swim alone.
  • Inexperinced swimmers should wear U.S. Coast Guard approved life jackets.
  • Establish and enforce safety policies in the pool area.

Pool Chemicals:

  • Add chemicals to water; never add water to chemicals.
  • Use proper safety gear including goggles and gloves when handling chemicals.
  • Store chemicals in a well ventilated area.
  • Do not store flammable materils near gas powered equipment.

MOST IMPORTANT:

Everyone in a home with a pool should know how to respond to a emergency including:

  • How to use safety equipment
  • Succesfully complete water safety training courses
  • First aid
  • CPR courses from the Red Cross

Have a safe and fantastic summer!

Saving our Rouge River Watershed

4/25/2016 (Permalink)

Michigan offers a wealth of natural resources for our enjoyment, none more enjoyable than our water. Dearborn is particularly fortunate to be part of the Rouge River Watershed. Friends of the Rouge, a Dearborn based organization promoting stewardship of the Rouge River ecosystem, provided some easy ways we can all help the watershed.

• If you must use fertilizer, use a slow release formula.

• Be sure to keep fertilizer off paved surfaces and out of drainage paths.

• Don’t dump chemicals, paints, oils into storm drains.

• Repair vehicles in areas where leaks and spills cannot flow into storm drains.

• Clean up animal waste before it rains.

• Don’t use your hose as broom. Sweep debris off your paved areas.

• Visit www.therouge.org for more information on watershed conservation.