Entries by Brian K. Austin

Proper Car Seat Use Improves Auto Safety

Putnam County Department of Health 1 Geneva Road, Brewster, New York 10509 845-808-1390 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:  Michelle Martine, 845-808-1400 x 44122 Proper Car Seat Use Improves Auto Safety BREWSTER, NY—Every September, National Child Passenger Safety Week is observed and it is a good time to review motor vehicle safety issues. According to the National […]

Partners in Preparedness 2012 Newsletter (Fall Edition)

This Partners in Preparedness newsletter is a product of the New York State Department of Health and is intended to provide information to organizational and community leaders about ways to foster individual preparedness and community resilience. We’ve all recently seen the devastating effects that natural and manmade disasters can have on a community. As a […]

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

There are a few amazing events coming up that focus on Domestic Violence Awareness. See the information below as well as the attached pdf for more information. Get involved! October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month Join Us at the St George Winery Route 6 Mohegan Lake For Our Kick-off Event “Shine A Light On Domestic […]

Free STD Testing Now Offered in Putnam County

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: September 14, 2012 Contact: Barbara Ilardi, Public Information Officer, (845) 808-1390 Free STD Testing Now Offered in Putnam County Brewster, NY— Nearly 19 million new sexually transmitted disease (STD) infections occur each year, according to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). These include diseases such as chlamydia, gonorrhea and […]

Unveiling of an exhibit of the 1962 Sesquicentennial Time Capsule

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MaryEllen Odell Putnam County Executive 845-808-1001 On Monday Sept 17th Putnam County Executive, MaryEllen Odell will be holding a press conference at 34 Gleneida Avenue, Putnam County Clerk Office.  MaryEllen will be announcing the unveiling of an exhibit of the 1962 Sesquicentennial Time Capsule and its contents for the rest of this […]

September is National Preparedness Month: Putnam County Supports Ninth Annual Observance

September is National Preparedness Month: Putnam County Supports Ninth Annual Observance  Brewster, NY- National Preparedness Month (NPM) is held each September to encourage Americans to prepare for disasters or emergencies in their homes, businesses and communities. Supported by County Executive MaryEllen Odell and her office, the Bureau of Emergency Services (BES) and the Department of […]

County Officials First in Line for Flu Shots

The Department of Health was very busy as the 2012 influenza clinic season kicked off. Executive MaryEllen Odell received her flu shot from Allen Beals, MD, Commissioner of Health, and Legislators Carl L. Albano, District 5, and Vincent Tamagna, District 1, received theirs from public health nurse Jeanette Baldanza, RN, immunization coordinator. Commissioner Beals encourages […]

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2012 AT 0900 HOURS

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2012 AT 0900 HOURS The hazmat team will meet on Wednesday, November 7th at the TOP’s Building beginning 19:30 hours. The Fire Police Team will meet on Monday, November 12th at the Sheriff’s Office starting at 19:00 hours. The Putnam County Chief’s Association Training Seminar is still scheduled to be held on […]

U.S. Fire Administration Acknowledges the New Fire Service Ethics Statement

U.S. Fire Administration Acknowledges the New Fire Service Ethics Statement To provide guidance to address complex ethical questions, the National Society of Executive Fire Officers and Congressional Fire Services Institute jointly have released a firefighter code of ethics that can be adopted by local fire and emergency medical service organizations. In acknowledgement of the importance […]