Welcome to Pinellas County EMS Public Outreach page. We created this page to help residents connect with important resources vital for your health, safety and welfare.
Daylight Savings Time/Spring Ahead -
March 8 – 12
Daylight Saving Time is Sunday, March 12.
Replace smoke alarm batteries and carbon monoxide detectors. Review your family emergency plan and update your first-aid kit.
- Smoke alarms should be located in every bedroom and in the common areas on each floor of a home. Mount them at least 10 feet from the stove to reduce false alarms, less than 12 inches from the ceiling and away from windows, doors and ducts. Three out of every five home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms, according to NFPA.
Patient Safety Awareness Week - March 12-18
The United in Patient Safety campaign culminates each year with Patient Safety Awareness Week, designed to mark a dedicated time and a platform to increase awareness about patient safety among health professionals and the public. This year, patient safety week is March 12-18, 2017. The National Patient Safety Foundation works to bring together and engage health care professionals and patients to help spread this important message. LINK:
- National Poison Prevention Week - March 19 – 25
Poisoning is the #1 cause of injury-related death in the U.S. The third week in March each year is designated as National Poison Prevention Week, a week dedicated to raising awareness about the burden of poisoning in the U.S. and highlighting specific ways to prevent it. Be prepared for poisoning emergencies by programming the Poison Help line in your phone today, 1(800) 222-1222.
- Brain Injury Awareness Month
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) ranges from a mild concussion to a life-threatening injury. Concussions are a source of TBI, especially in young athletes. Learn about the signs, symptoms, care and prevention of concussions. About 1.7 million TBIs occur every year. Like most injuries, TBI is preventable: Wear a seat belt. Use a helmet. Make living areas safer for seniors and children.
- Pinellas County: A National Pilot Site for the American Heart Association
- Florida Hazard Watch - Wildfire Information
On-going Programs to know....