March 22-28 is an annual, week-long, health observance that inspires dialogue about the science of drug use and addiction among youth. It provides an opportunity to bring together scientists, students, educators, healthcare providers, and community partners—to help advance the science, so that we can improve the prevention and awareness of substance misuse in our own communities and nationwide. It was launched in 2010 by scientists at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NID
Today the Guilford Fire Department teamed up with the East Shore Health District in order to provide the Covid-19 vaccination to homebound patients in town. This effort was also coordinated with the Town of Guilford Health Director, Sonia Marino as well as staff from the Guilford Community Center. Pictured are Guilford Fire Department Paramedic Jed Morrissey and East Shore Health District Nurse Kathleen Eagle.
There continues to be a Red Flag Warning throughout the area. A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are expected or occurring. A combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and dry fuels will create a significantly elevated fire growth potential. From The National Weather Service: ...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT THIS EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND DRY CONDITIONS FOR SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT... * AFFECTED AREA...Northern Fairfield, Northe
On March 14, residents will wake up and set their clocks forward one hour in observance of Daylight Saving Time. I urge everyone to take this opportunity to change the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors. Homeowners with alarms that have sealed, non-removable batteries should test the alarms to see if they are functional. Batteries in these life saving devices should be changed twice a year and homeowners should test alarms monthly. According to the
Kia tells owners to park outside as it recalls nearly 380,000 vehicles over safety concerns. Kia warned the owners of nearly 380,000 recalled vehicles that they should park outdoors because there’s a chance the cars could catch fire. The South Korean automaker is recalling certain Sportage and Cadenza models with a faulty electrical circuit that could short-circuit, potentially causing a fire in the cars’ engine compartment. The vehicles’ owners should park “outside and away
MARCH 2021 Vaccine Update Chris Jones Guilford Firefighter / Paramedic The effort to vaccinate has been one that all involved are immensely proud of, and we have only just begun. The Moderna vaccine was approved for emergency use by the FDA on December 18, 2020. Prior to its approval, a “Grading of Recommendations, Assessment, Development and Evaluation (GRADE) review” was performed on the Moderna vaccine clinical trial that encompassed 30,000 participants between the ages of