Category: Lake Havasu City

Lake Havasu City Poll Workers Needed

Lake Havasu City, AZ – The is seeking poll workers for both the August 26thPrimary and the November 4th General Elections.  According to Supervisor Buster Johnson, workers are desperately needed in the Lake Havasu City area.  “There are 17 precincts throughout Lake Havasu City.  Each precinct needs 6 different workers made up of 2 Republicans, 2 Democrats, and 2 individuals from another party affiliation such as a Libertarian or a Green Party Member.  The two other individuals can also be Independents or party not designated,” Johnson explained. For those interested, the job is an all-day affair usually lasting from roughly 5:30 a.m. until...

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IRS Phone Scam

The Bullhead City Police Department is warning the public about a tax scam.     Victims nationwide have reported receiving a phone call from someone claiming to be from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and stating they owe taxes. Victims are then instructed to pay using a pre-paid debit card or wire transfer. The scammers threaten those who refuse to pay with arrest, deportation or loss of a business or driver’s license.  According to the Treasury Inspector General for Taxpayer Administration, the IRS usually first contacts people by mail – not by phone – about unpaid taxes. And, the...

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Popular Babysitting/Home Safety Class Being Offered One More Week

Due to overwhelming participation and Camp I Wanna Go finishing for the summer, the Lake Havasu City Fire Department is extending its Babysitting/Home Safety class to accommodate more students this year.  There is availability for 16 students during the week of July 21 through July 24. Whether kids watch their younger siblings, baby-sit with help from a friend, are seasoned babysitters, or are alone at home, the seminars will provide valuable information. Students will learn how to handle the responsibilities and dangers of being home alone or babysitting and how to handle them safely and effectively. Subjects taught will cover fire safety, water safety, kitchen and bathroom safety, first aid, and more. There is a $30 non-refundable registration fee.  Pre-registration is required to attend the seminar.  A parent or guardian must register the student(s) for the seminar.  Scholarships, which have been provided by Lake Havasu City Kiwanis Club, are still available. For more information on the program and to register contact Kathy Black, Public Education Specialist at (928) 855-3609. Contributed by  Jerri...

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Back-to-School Safety  

  It’s that time of year again… congested morning traffic, school busses stopping frequently and kids scattered through crosswalks. It’s back to school and the Bullhead City Police Department would like to start off the new school year safely.  Over the summer, motorists have been used to driving the normal speed limit, but people need to be aware of the change. Children will be excited getting to and from school while using the intersections and crosswalks, so drivers should watch the road carefully for pedestrians and kids on bicycles. Officers will be out enforcing the 15 mile per hour school zone speed limit. Parents should also talk to their children about the rules of the road. Pedestrians walk against traffic and bicyclists ride with the traffic. For safety reasons, it’s important to wear a helmet while riding a bicycle and children should lock up their bikes when they arrive at school. In case children get on the wrong school bus, it’s a good idea to teach them their phone number, address and parents’ names. Parents may also want to practice walking with their children to school or to their bus stop so they are familiar with the route and the safe intersections to cross. Motorists need to be patient when following school busses and remember, vehicles traveling in both directions, must stop for school busses that display flashing lights and an extended...

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Free “Hands-Only CPR” (Non-Certification) Presentation Lake Havasu City

What would you do if an adult standing next to you suddenly collapsed and became unresponsive? Typically, less than 20% of bystanders in Arizona will do CPR and most are not willing to do mouth to mouth.  As part of our “Heart Safe Community” the Lake Havasu City Fire Department, along with Havasu Regional Medical Center, would like you to have a plan. The SHARE Program (Saving Hearts in Arizona Registry & Education) focuses on “Hands-Only CPR.” The Arizona Department of Health Services, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services & Trauma System, and the University of Arizona Sarver Heart Center established the SHARE Program.  This program covers all “links” in the “chain of survival” including bystander response, emergency medical dispatcher CPR instruction, Emergency Medical Services provider resuscitation, and standardized care at hospitals. SHARE also seeks to support survivors of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest by providing them with helpful resources. Someone suffering a sudden cardiac arrest will likely die unless action is taken and care is given within the first 4-6 minutes. Compression-only CPR drastically improves survival chances simply by circulating blood in the body that is already oxygenated using the researched technique. Free “Hands-only CPR” presentations will be delivered by the Lake Havasu City Fire Department and the Havasu Regional Medical Center from7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. every third Thursday of the month beginning July 17, 2014 through December 18, 2014, at Lake Havasu City Fire...

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