Health & Safety

Safety

Preventing Accidental 9-1-1 Calls

Each year, Calgary’s 9-1-1 Centre receives over one million emergency and non-emergency calls. It takes a team of over 300 employees working in a 24-7 environment to answer those calls and get citizens the help they need.

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Keeping Your Family Safe During the Holidays

While it may be the most wonderful time of the year, the holiday season can also be one of the most exhausting. We are all busy checking our lists twice, and it often becomes easy to overlook the simple steps you can take to protect yourself.

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Back-to-School Safety

We all know that back to school can be both exciting and stressful for parents, especially if it’s your child’s first time in school. You may be wondering how to make sure your kids will stay safe in the months and adventures ahead. That’s why I’m offering you some tips to help ease the transition as kids hit the books this Fall.

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A Real Eyeopener

How well can your child see? You may think it would be obvious, but that can actually be a very difficult question to answer. Without obvious signs such as squinting or sitting close to the TV, vision problems are easy to miss. It happens all the time. Vision problems often show up in unexpected ways. In fact, children who can’t see well are often misdiagnosed with learning or behavioral disabilities. They often find it difficult to focus, and have to work so much harder to keep up with the other children - whether it’s in the classroom or on the soccer field. That can lead to fatigue, frustration and a short attention span.

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