The City of Nelsonville would like to remind everyone to remember basic safety tips to ensure everyone enjoys their time at the annual Parade of The Hills Festival.
General Safety Tips
Pay attention to weather forecasts and prepare appropriately.
Be sure to use sunscreen and sunglasses to protect you from harmful UV rays.
Remember, even on overcast days UV rays are still powerful enough to burn skin so remember to use sunscreen.
On hot days make sure you drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.
Wear closed toe shoes like tennis shoes, not flip-flops or sandals, to protect your feet.
Be aware of your surroundings and know where you will go if you need to seek shelter from an unexpected thunderstorm.
Remember “If you see something, say something.” If you see people or activities that seem suspicious, report your observations to the Police Department by calling 9-1-1.
Teach kids to stay calm and stay put if they are separated from parents or other caregivers. Knowing what to do in this scary situation will help prevent a lost child from panicking and help safety officials locate them faster.
Safety tips for kids and caregivers
Keep a watchful eye on children. It’s easy for children and caregivers to become separated in large crowds.
Have an established family plan of a location where you will meet if separated.
Make a “missing parent’ contact tag your children can wear with your name and cell phone number in case your child becomes separated.
If you do become separated from your child, notify the Police Department.
Amusement Ride Safety Tips
Don’t board a ride if you see broken parts, signs of improper maintenance, or an inattentive operator.
Read all posted rules and listen to instructions given by ride operators.
Watch the ride with your child before boarding. Point out the operator and the entrance and exit locations prior to riding. Make sure they understand the instructions and warnings fully.
Keep all body parts (hands, arms, legs, long hair, etc.) inside the ride at all times. If you have long hair, keep it pulled up with a hat or hair tie.
If you can’t count on your child to stay seated with hands and feet inside, don’t let them ride.
Always use the safety equipment provided (seat belt, shoulder harness, lap bar, etc.).
Obey minimum height, age, and weight restrictions. Never sneak children onto rides if they are too small or too young. A smaller/younger child may not be physically or developmentally able to stay safely seated.
Remain in the ride until it comes to a complete stop at the unloading point. If a ride stops temporarily due to mechanical failure or other reasons. Stay seated and wait for an operator to give you further instructions.
Know your physical conditions and limitations. If you suspect that your health could be at risk for any reason, or you could aggravate a pre-existing condition of any kind, do not ride.
Have a safe and memorable time at The Parade of The Hills and always keep safety your #1 priority!
The Nelsonville Division of Fire has received reports of scam phone calls that appear to come from the Nelsonville Division of Fire telephone number. The spoofing calls have been related to amazon orders. The Nelsonville Division of Fire does not be call individuals about any orders, uncollected goods, and does not ask about any personal or financial information. DO NOT GIVE ANY OF YOUR INFORMATION TO THESE INDIVIDUALS.
This telephone scam may also utilize other numbers that you may be familiar with. If you have any doubt, simply hang up.
You can help protect yourself against telephone fraud by remembering a few basic rules.
DON’T CALL ME. The first rule of telemarketing safety is to ignore pleas and pitches of anyone who calls you uninvited, including salespeople, charities and even companies with whom you already do business. You have no way to confirm they are who they say they are. Don’t rely on your caller ID, either. That can be faked.
GIVE THEM NOTHING. Fraudsters are hunting for information. Your best defense is to tell them nothing, and we mean nothing. If they try to confirm your name, don’t tell them. If they ask if your spouse is home, don’t reply. If they want to verify your address, hang up. Any bit of information you give to scammers, including even your name, can be a tool they use to part you from your money or otherwise harm you.
I’LL CALL YOU. If the callers insist they have to speak with you — for example, they are from your bank and need to give you important information — tell them you will call them directly. At this point, fraudsters will often offer a phone number for you to call as proof they are who they say they are. Don’t believe them. Instead of accepting the phone number they offer, you’re much safer looking up the number independently — in the Yellow Pages or on the Internet. If the caller says they are with a company that you’re already doing business with — such as a utility or phone company — you can also call the number on the monthly billing statement.
STAY ALERT. Even if you initiate the call, you might not be safe. Before you give any personal or financial information over the phone, check out the company’s credentials — ask the person to mail you information, check with the Better Business Bureau, take a look at the company’s website and ask for references.
TAKE YOUR TIME. Scammers often try to create a false deadline. If you feel pressured to make a decision, hang up. You’ve spent a lifetime earning your money. You deserve a little time to choose how to spend it.
The City of Nelsonville Planning and Development Committee will hold a meeting on Thursday, August 11, 2022, at 6:30PMat City Hall. The meeting is being held to discuss solar panels for City properties and annexation.
The City of Nelsonville Finance Committee will hold a meeting on Wednesday, August 10, 2022, at 6:30PM at City Hall. The meeting is being held to discuss the Regional Income Tax Agency (ritaohio.com), and City finances.