Thanks to all who came out to join us on a great day at Irondequoit Country Club for the final Jane & Larry Glazer Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit Prevention 1st. A special thank-you to our Golf Sponsors.
Congratulations to our winning golfers:
1st Place Men’s Division (Score 57): Zach Buschner, Eric Koehler, Max Koehler, Ryan Wegman
1st Place Mixed Division (Score 65): Cook Properties, Maxwell Dowd, Lindsay Joyce, George Lynch
Longest Drive #10 Men: Joe Lachiusa Longest Drive #10 Women: Shelly VanLare Closest to Pin #6 Men: Max Koehler Closest to Pin #6 Women: Maureen Bass
Skins: Team Appelbaum 3 on Hole #17 Team Koehler 3 on Hole #7
Get family involved! Enlisting their grandchildren can be a great way to help older adults receive important reminders about avoiding injuries. Kids can help check for household hazards and look to see that there are smoke alarms. Older kids and teens can help test alarms and help you with other safety checks and tasks. A few things to remember:
Check the home for tripping hazards. If there are small rugs, they can be taped down to avoid slipping.
Are all the exits clear of furniture and clutter? Would it be easy to get out of the home if the smoke alarm or CO detector goes off?
Are night lights needed in bedrooms, bathrooms and hallways? Make sure there is enough light at the top of stairs.
Are stair handrails firm?
Does the bathroom need grab bars, a non-slip mat, a shower seat?
Are there smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors on each level and outside the bedroom? Remember that smoke alarms should be replaced every ten years and CO alarms every seven years.
Test the smoke alarms (including hard-wired ones). Are they working, and just as importantly, can everyone in the home hear the alarms? Basic smoke alarms may be difficult to hear because of their high pitched sound. If your ‘grand’ can’t hear the alarm from the next room, consider a Strobe Alarm which uses an extra bright light, or a Shaker Alarm that uses a vibrating device to shake a bed to awaken someone who wouldn’t hear the alarm without hearing aids.
Try this tip from our 2020 Rogoff Scholarship winner: Add a reminder to family members’ calendars to regularly change each alarm’s battery.
When was the last time the furnace and chimney were checked or cleaned? You may need to call to schedule a service or cleaning.
Kindergartner Brielle McCarthy received a special prize for participating in the 13th Annual Prevention 1st Fire Safety Poster Contest—a ride to school in a fire truck, courtesy of the St. Paul Fire Department.
All (K-8) students in Monroe County, New York were eligible to participate in the annual Fire Safety Poster Contest sponsored by Prevention 1st, which included a raffle for the firetruck ride to school. $50 gift cards were awarded to artists in 5 grade categories and their schools received a check for $200. In addition, all teachers who submitted artwork were entered in a raffle for one of ten $500 Staples gift cards. Winning posters were displayed at various locations around the county.
More children ages 5-14 go to emergency rooms for bicycle-related injuries than with any other sport, and many of these are head injuries. Whether or not your locale requires a helmet, make sure your child wears one. A properly fitted bike helmet can save lives.
Get your child a helmet that fits now,
not one to ‘grow into.’ A helmet needs to fit well to provide protection. Here
are ‘fit tips’ from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration:
Get the right size helmet:
around your child’s head.
try on several helmets in the correct size. Size can vary a bit between
helmet should sit level on the head and low on the forehead—not tilting on
the back of the head—one or two finger-widths above the eyebrow.
Once you’ve got the right size helmet, adjust
it for the right fit:
the side straps so they form a “V” shape under, and slightly in front of, the
the chin strap and tighten it. If the straps need to be longer or shorter, take
the helmet off to pull the straps from the back of the helmet.
final step is…a big yawn! With the mouth wide open the helmet should pull down
on the head. If it doesn’t, tighten it up.
Do the same for yourself! And be a good
role model – wear a helmet for every ride.
While you shop in the Amazon app, you can help Prevention 1stat no extra cost to you. Just follow the instructions below to select
“Prevention First Foundation Inc” as your charity and activate AmazonSmile
in the app. They’ll donate a portion of your eligible mobile app purchases to
How it works:
1. Open the Amazon app on your phone
2. Select the main menu (=) & tap on
“AmazonSmile” within Programs & Features
3. Select “Prevention First Foundation Inc” as
4. Follow the on-screen instructions to activate AmazonSmile
in the mobile app
Our tournaments have raised over $250,000. With that money we have helped thousands of people better understand how dangerous unintentional injuries are and how to prevent them. We have provided training to educators, students, firefighters, professionals, parents, children and youth.
Stephen Rogoff and Harvey Bunis started this tournament to help their dear friend fulfill his dream. This year’s Prevention 1st Tournament donations will be made in their honor.
Jane L. and Larry C. Glazer Charitable Trust and The Arlayne and Stephen Rogoff
Educational Fund will also benefit from this year’s tournament. The Larry C.
Glazer and Jane L. Glazer Charitable Trust trustees will determine which
organizations will receive their funds. The Arlayne and Stephen Rogoff
Educational Fund will help special needs educators and students.
year’s tournament is the organization’s last. Prevention 1st is now
working with Lifespan to carry out its mission and community work.
Please help us make this year’s tournament the best yet. Thank you for all your support!
This year’s Prevention 1st Poster Contest received 86 entries submitted by 16 teachers representing 9 local school districts in the Rochester, New York area. Posters are being displayed at the Frederick Douglass Greater Rochester International Airport and will be going up at other public venues around town.
See the winning posters for each grade level:
First Prize: Daphne A. (West Irondequoit)
Honorable Mentions: Jacob T. (West Irondequoit), Hazel T., Natalie M., and Mallory A. (West Irondequoit)
First Prize: Moses B. (East Rochester)
Honorable Mention: Emma L. (Gates-Chili)
2nd/3rd Grade First Prize: Alyssa B. (Churchville-Chili)
Honorable Mentions: Fiona G. (East Rochester), Ezekiel S. (Churchville-Chili)
4th Grade First Prize: Giuliana C. (Rochester RC Diocese Schools)
Honorable Mention: Alissandra R. (Rochester RC Diocese Schools)
5th Grade First Prize: Anna B. (Churchville Chili)
Honorable Mentions: Wyatt S. (St. Rochester RC Diocese Schools), Abby F. (Honeoye Falls)
Winners of the Teacher Drawing for $500 Staples Gift Cards:
Even for smoke alarms that have long-life batteries—or are hard-wired—it’s still important to make sure the alarm is working. Not every single long-life battery will work for 10 years, and even hard-wired alarms can fail. So yes, you should still test your smoke alarms at least twice a year — the Daylight Saving Time change is a good reminder—and once a month is better, as recommended by the National Fire Protection Association.
Our “Test Your
Alarms” message includes your CO detector. The Consumer Product Safety
Commission recommends pushing the test button on your CO detector (which tests
whether the circuitry is operating correctly), to replace the detector at the
age recommended by the manufacturer, and most importantly to go outside to fresh air immediately if
it goes off.
That goes for
smoke alarms too: When the alarms go off, you get out. Searching for the source
of the CO or the fire could be a fatal mistake.
Why practice a
home fire drill? Because even the best alarm can only protect your family if everyone
knows what to do when it goes off. And if that happens at night when people are
sleeping—the time when most fatal fires occur—it can be harder than you think
to get up and out quickly.
hallways are kept clear of clutter and that everyone knows at least two ways of
getting out—one of them may be a window—especially from bedrooms. Make sure
everyone understands how important it is to go
to your outside meeting place,
so if there is a fire you’ll know whether everyone is out. When the fire
service arrives, tell them if everyone is at the meeting place and about any
pets that may still be inside.
You can learn more about installing and testing smoke alarms, and planning and practice your escape, at homefiredrill.org.