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HOLIDAY FIRE SAFETY
 
Fire Safety! What? 
 
I know this is not a topic you expect to see on the front page of our website.  But it is something that I feel strongly about.  I wonder why?
Christmas Holidays are a time for good food, and togetherness, and fun.  Those three items are the good news/bad news about the Holidays.
Let’s talk about the food aspect.  Yes, I know.  We often keep up with our healthy eating habits during the Holidays.  It is hard.  How can we always eat healthy with all of the get-togethers (although fewer and smaller this year) and the good food that is prepared for those get-togethers.  But the eating is not a fire hazard.
 
The fire hazard is the preparations for those meals.
 
No matter what Holidays you celebrate, consider these important steps for staying safe and preventing fires
 
COOK WITH CARE
47 percent of home fires start while cooking according to the U.S. Fire Administration.  Although cooking with care is always important, it can be easy to neglect caution during chaotic holiday preparations.  More cooks, and more pots, in the kitchen can increase the risk of fire. On Thanksgiving Day in 2015, fire departments reported 1,760 cooking-related home fires, a 259% increase over a typical day, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).
 
Be sure to stay in the kitchen when you have something cooking on the stovetop or in the oven.  The NFPA recommends keeping pan lids close by so that if a fire starts you can quickly cover it with the lid and remove the pan from the burner. When food preparations are completed, make sure all the burners are turned off and the pots and pans are removed from the stove.
 
PAY ATTENTION TO INDOOR DECORATIONS
When decorating indoors, inspect all lights and cords to ensure there are no frayed wires.  Use clips instead of nails so that you don’t inadvertently damage the cord. If you burn candles indoors, keep them away from children, extinguish before going to bed, and make sure they cannot be easily knocked over.
 
Place Christmas trees or seasonal plants at least three feet from any heat source and turn off any decorative lights prior to leaving your home or going to sleep. Never use real candles to light a tree and keep the tree watered so it doesn’t become dry and brittle. Do not leave a dead and dry tree in the garage or near your house after the holidays. They are highly combustible.
 
USE OUTDOOR LIGHT DISPLAYS RESPONSIBLY
If you decorate outside, the Electrical Safety Foundation International recommends that you use only electrical decorations and extension cords manufactured for outdoor use.
Keep the cords and wires away from standing water and make sure they are not pinched by a door, a window, or under furniture.
By understanding the potential risks associated with this time of year and taking simple precautions, you can keep your home and family safe, while enjoying the holiday season.
For more fire safety tips, contact your local fire department or station.
I hope you have a fun and fire-safe Holiday Season.
 
Dennis Bagshaw, President
President@RCKW.org
 
 

 The Rotary Club of Kihei-Wailea Mission Statement:

"In the spirit of the Rotary Four-Way Test, strive to improve the lives, health, and well-being of citizens (with a special emphasis on children) in our community and that of underprivileged communities around the world. Achieve meaningful results for our service projects in an atmosphere of fun, fellowship, and aloha."

 

 

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NEW ROTARY FOUNDATION GRANT
BY MEMBER MARK BARRY, MD:
A VOCATIONAL TRAINING TEAM PROJECT
FOR  FUTURE SURGEON LEADERS IN TANZANIA
We train 3 Orthopedic surgeons in the Pediatric sub-specialty who will start their own training site
 
 
Initiated by Pediatric Orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Mark Barry from Rotary Club of Kihei-Wailea (RCKW) on Maui. RCKW has partnered with RC Honolulu Sunrise, District 5000 and the Rotary Foundation to support this unique surgeon training initiative at Muhimbili Orthopaedic Institute (MOI) in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. The host is Rotary Club of Oyster Bay in Dar Es Salaam. A Vocational Training Team (VTT) Grant was secured to sequentially bring five Pediatric Orthopedic surgeons from the United States for 3-4 weeks at a time to train 3 top local MOI surgeons in the sub-specialty of Children’s Orthopedics. This is the 5 month final stretch of a 2 year formal fellowship training program at MOI. Upon completion, these will be the only formally trained Pediatric Orthopedic surgeons in Tanzania, a country of 55 million, where half the population is below 18 years of age. The fellows plan to establish the first permanent “Center of Training Excellence” in Pediatric Orthopedics in east, central and southern Africa.
 
Project location: Tanzania, United Republic of
Project dates:
Start: 23 July 2018
End: 09 November 2018
Created: 31 October 2018
Project category: Vocational, Disease prevention and treatment
Funding: Rotary Grant
Project contacts: Dr. Mark A. Barry, Kihei-Wailea, Maui| (contact)
PartnersKihei-Wailea, Maui, HI, USA (Rotary Club)
 
 
 
 
 

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