AMR responded with three Medic Units (advanced life support ambulances) to the scene of water rescue incident on Columbia River near Dalton Point. AMR treated and transported one patient to landing zone where Lifeflight transferred patient to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. AMR transported one patient to Mount Hood Medical Center, status non-critical, and AMR's third ambulance is now transporting two patients to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center with non life-threatening injuries.
National Window Safety Week 2017
Windows rank high on the list of the top hidden hazards in the home according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Falls from windows are a preventable cause of injury to young children and can occur anytime windows are allowed to open more than 4 inches. During National Window Safety Week, April 2-9, 2017, the Stop at 4 Campaign to prevent window falls is sharing top safety tips to help prevent injuries and deaths related to windows.
According to Safe Kids Worldwide 2015 Report to the Nation: Protecting Children in Your Home, about eight children under age 5 die each year from falling out a window, and more than 3,300 are injured seriously. Around 70 percent of window falls occur from second or third-story windows. In Oregon, 26 children under age 5 fell from windows in 2016.
Have you properly safeguarded your home? As spring approaches, we open our windows. Spring is the most dangerous season for window falls, where children are most at risk. However, window falls can occur anytime windows are open. The good news is these injuries are preventable and simple steps can help prevent injuries and save lives. See window safety tips and other helpful window information at www.StopAt4.com.
Top Window Safety Tips:
- Keep windows closed and locked when not in use
- Create a kid-free play zone in front of windows, and keep furniture or anything a child can
climb on away from windows
- Limit windows from opening more than 4 inches by installing window stops*
- If you must open a window more than 4 inches, install window guards*
- If you have windows that can open from both top and bottom, open only the top and secure
the bottom window
*Use window stops and guards that can be easily opened by an adult in an emergency, and not the screw-type window stop which can loosen and become a choking hazard.
Note: Consider built-in safety devices when purchasing new windows and installing softer landscape surfaces beneath windows in your home. Parents can subscribe to tips: www.safekids.org/parents or go to www.safekids.org/checklist/home-safety-checklist-pdf for a home safety checklist
Window Safety Promotion, April 2nd -- 9th
The Stop at 4 Campaign hopes to raise awareness about window safety during Window Safety Week. Doernbecher Children's Hospital and Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel welcomes the community to visit the window safety experts at:
Doernbecher Tom Sargent Safety Center Randall Children's Hospital Safety Center
700 SW Campus Dr. 2801 N. Gantenbein Avenue
Portland, OR 97239 Portland, OR 97227
Open Mon-Fri 9:30-3:30 Monday & Wed -- noon to 3:30 pm
Support the Campaign
Go to www.StopAt4.com find information on how families can prevent childhood tragedies. Donate to the cause to help provide community education and window safety devices to low income families.
Stop at 4 Campaign partners include: AMR; the Cunningham family; Clackamas Fire District 1; Doernbecher Children's Hospital; Hillsboro Fire & Rescue; Jeff Merrick, attorney; Oregon Child Development Coalition; Oregon State Fire Marshall; Randall Children's Hospital; the Reck family; Richard Vangelisti, attorney; Rotary Clubs of Molalla, Canby and Woodburn; Safe Kids Oregon; Safe Kids Portland Metro; Safe Kids Washington County; Sandy Fire District; Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue; and Washington County Sheriff's Office.