To be

Announced

 Child Safety Seat Installation

Not sure what size safety seat your child belongs in or your child's safety seat is installed correctly?  Chief Drew Winans of the Monmouth Beach Police Department would like to invite all Monmouth Beach residents to have their child's safety seat inspected and properly installed .  A recent study has shown that over 80% of all child safety seats are misused and that proper use of a child safety seat reduces an infant's death rate by 71% in crash.  Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for children from ages 4 to adults age 34.  It is New Jersey law that all children must be properly restrained in an appropriate child safety seat or child booster until age 8 or eighty pounds.  If you would like to  invest a few moments in your child's safety please contact Patrolman Jeffery Godwin at the Monmouth Beach Police Dept. (732-229-1313) to schedule a free inspection and installation of your child or grandchild's safety seat. 

 

H1N1 INFORMATION

 

For general information please visit  the following sites :                            http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/key_facts.htm                                                                           http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/investigation.htm                                                                     http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/masks.htm                                                                              

 

The Centers for Disease Control provides the following 

prevention techniques: 

What can I do to protect myself from getting sick? 

There is no vaccine available right now to protect against swine flu. There are

everyday actions that can help prevent the spread of germs that cause respiratory illnesses like influenza. Take these everyday steps to protect your health:

 Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in     the trash after you use it.

Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze.    Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective.

 Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread this way.

 Try to avoid close contact with sick people.

 If you get sick with influenza, CDC recommends that you stay home from work or school

and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.

What is the best way to keep from spreading the virus through coughing or sneezing?

 If you are sick, limit your contact with other people as much as possible. Do not go to work or school if ill. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick. Put your used tissue in the waste basket. Cover your cough or sneeze if you do not have a tissue. Then, clean your hands, and do so every time you cough or sneeze.

 What is the best way to keep from spreading the virus through coughing or sneezing?

 If you are sick, limit your contact with other people as much as possible. Do not go to work or school if ill. Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. It may prevent those around you from getting sick. Put your used tissue in the waste basket. Cover your cough or sneeze if you do not have a tissue. Then, clean your hands, and do so every time you cough or sneeze.

 What is the best technique for washing my hands to avoid getting the flu?

Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs. Wash with soap and water or clean with alcohol-based hand cleaner. We recommend that when you wash your hands -- with soap and warm water -- that you wash for 15 to 20 seconds. When soap and water are not available, alcohol-based disposable hand wipes or gel sanitizers may be used. You can find them in most supermarkets and drugstores. If using gel, rub your hands until the gel is dry. The gel doesn't need water to work; the alcohol in it kills the germs on your hands.

What should I do if I get sick?

If you live in areas where swine influenza cases have been identified and become ill with influenza-like symptoms, including fever, body aches, runny nose, sore throat, nausea, or vomiting or diarrhea, you may want to contact their health care provider, particularly if you are worried about your symptoms. Your health care provider will determine whether influenza testing or treatment is needed.

If you are sick, you should stay home and avoid contact with other people as much as possible to keep from spreading your illness to others.

 If you become ill and experience any of the following warning signs, seek emergency medical care.

 In children emergency warning signs that need urgent medical attention include:

 Fast breathing or trouble breathing

Bluish skin color

Not drinking enough fluids

Not waking up or not interacting

Being so irritable that the child does not want to be held

Flu-like symptoms improve but then return with fever and worse cough

Fever with a rash

 In adults, emergency warning signs that need urgent medical attention include:

 Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath

Pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen

Sudden dizziness

Confusion

Severe or persistent vomiting

EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM

CodeRED

Seconds Count In An Emergency!

The Borough of Monmouth Beach has instituted the CodeRED Emergency Notification System - an ultra high-speed telephone communication service for emergency notifications. This system allows us to telephone all or targeted areas of the town in case of an emergency situation that requires immediate action (such as a boil-water notice, missing child or evacuation notices).

The system is capable of dialing 50,000 phone numbers per hour. It then delivers our recorded message to a live person or an answering machine, making three attempts to connect to any number.

Monmouth Beach Police Chief Richard White requests that all resident enter their information and provide an alternate telephone number to be reached in the event of an emergency.

Click Here to get started.

THIS SYSTEM WILL ONLY BE USED FOR EMERGENCY PURPOSES.

Examples of times when the CodeRED system could be utilized:

  • Drinking water contamination
  • Utility outage
  • Evacuation notice & route
  • Missing person
  • Fires or Floods
  • Bomb threat
  • Hostage situation
  • Chemical spill or Gas leak and other emergency incidents where rapid and accurate notification is essential for life safety.


 

 

 

The Monmouth Beach Police Dept. is now participating in Project Child Safe. Anyone who would like free gun locks for their firearms can pick them up at Monmouth Beach Police Headquarters.

Since 2003, the nationwide distribution of safety kits that includes a cable-style gun locking device and safety education materials, has reminded gun owners to properly store firearms in the home in order to prevent a loaded firearm from falling into the hands of a child, thereby preventing tragic accidents.

Project Child Safe partners with governors, lieutenant governors, U.S. Attorneys, mayors and local law enforcement agencies. The program continues through 2006 to distribute millions more free safety kits at major public events such as state fairs, sportsmen's festivals and community safety days.

For more information click the above Project Child Safe banner.

  

Join The Police Explorers

Monmouth Beach Police Dept. is looking for a few good men and women to join our new Learning for Life Police Explorer program. Men and women ages 14 (and having completed 8th grade) to 20 years old are eligible to join.

Exploring has four specific goals:

  1. Gain practical experience in the career interest of the post.
  2. Engage in program activities centered on the five emphasis areas (Career opportunities, life skills, citizenship, character education, and leadership experience) to encorage the development of the whole person.
  3. Experience positive leadership from the adult and youth leaders and have the opportunity to take on leadership roles.
  4. Have a chance to learn and grow in a supportive, caring, and fun environment.

Anyone interested please Contact Patrolman Aaron Rock of the Monmouth Beach Police at 732-229-1313.