Sunday, June 11, 2017

Maine Security Weekly Newsletter - 20170611


Death in Whitewater Rafting Accident. A whitewater raft flipped over and seven passengers were ejected. One man died in the incident. The accident took place on a remote portion of the river in West Forks Plantation. See "York man, 67, killed in whitewater rafting accident on Dead River", Press Herald, June 3, 2017.

Boating Safety. Maine deaths in 2017 due to boating mishaps have matched its total fatalities from last year. And summer isn't even here yet! See "Boating safety gets more emphasis as Maine deaths reach 6 early in season", Portland Press Herald, June 4, 2017.

"Maine Prepares" Daily Tip. Maine.gov sends out daily safety tips via email from "Maine Prepares". You can sign up for them at the following link - https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/MEMEMA/subscriber/new.

Gun Deaths in America. The vast majority of gun deaths in the United States are not mass shootings like the recent one in Orlando, Florida where 5 people were killed. Most American gun deaths are suicides or one-on-one shootings. Read "Most Mass Shootings Are Smaller, Domestic Tragedies", by Maine Public.org, June 5, 2017.

Article about Security System Integration. "Optimal security solutions can only be achieved by integrating security systems that fit each business's unique requirements." Learn more in 7 Benefits of Having an Integrated Security System by Security Sales & Integration, June 5, 2017.

Anti-Flea Products and Animal Safety. The Maine Emergency Management Agency provides a quick tip on how to control fleas on your pets yet not hurt them. See Use anti-flea products for your pets safely published June 6, 2017.

Defenses against School Bullying. In 2016 there were a total of 746 incidents of bullying and harassment in Maine public schools. Learn how some families are coping in "Bullied Out of School: Maine families look to cyber schools for success", WLBZ 2, June 5,2017.

Benefits of Thermal Imaging Cameras. Thermal cameras let people see what their eyes can't - they register heat radiation whether it is light or dark. Thermal cameras can operate in low light environments, are immune to visual limitations, in instances where objects have similar colors or patterns, register fewer false alarms, and provide a higher return on investment. Read more in "The 5 Benefits of Thermal Imaging Cameras", SDM Magazine, May 18, 2017.

Portable Weather Radio. A portable weather radio is the best way to keep track of changing weather conditions when enjoying the outside. You can keep track of the weather with NOAA Weather Radio. http://www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr/


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