Register Now for the Sept. 21 Golf Tournament!

The 2020 Jane and Larry Glazer Memorial Golf Tournament to benefit Prevention 1st will be held on Monday, September 21. This year’s new location is Irondequoit Country Club, 4045 East Avenue, Rochester, NY.

Sponsorships are available, and non-golfers are welcome for dinner following the tournament.

Download the flyer and registration form here.

The event will adhere to all necessary safety guidelines, including table spacing and seating capacity. Golfers may ride two to a cart, however if a golfer wishes to maintain space they may walk and keep their clubs on the cart.

Please contact one of the following with questions:
Jessica Holly (co-chair): jbdinaburg@gmail.com
Michael Chatwin (co-chair): mchatwin@logs.com
Jack Dinaburg, (585) 766-3660

Thank you to our Sponsors!

Buckingham Properties

Sage Rutty

Abrams Fensterman

Ralph Honda

Shapiro, DiCaro & Barack, LLC

Stay Safe When Disinfecting Your Home

Cleaning and disinfecting our homes has taken on new importance during the coronavirus pandemic. To stay safe, it’s equally important to use and store cleaning and disinfecting products properly. The CDC has these tips:

  • Keep cleaning products out of reach in homes with small children and pets.
  • Never mix chlorine bleach with ammonia–or any chemical other than water. This can create deadly gasses. (Note: Bleach can appear on ingredients lists as sodium hypochlorite).
  • Just as you shouldn’t directly mix chemicals in a bottle, be careful about using one product after another on the same surface. If you must use two separate products to clean and disinfect, wipe the surface thoroughly with water to remove all residue from the first product before using the second.
  • When using bleach keep the area well-ventilated.
  • Disinfectant sprays are meant to be used on surfaces, never on the body, pets, or food.

The CDC provides these directions for a proper bleach solution: 5 tablespoons of bleach per gallon of water, OR 4 teaspoons of bleach per quart of water. Make only as much bleach solution as you’ll need right now, because it starts to lose effectiveness after only about a day.

FILMS ON FIRE! Prevention 1st Short Film Competition

FILMS ON FIRE! Prevention 1st Short Film Competition

Prevention 1st, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, invites young filmmakers to submit a short film on the topic of INJURY PREVENTION, FIRE PREVENTION, or FIRE SAFETY to the Prevention 1st Short Film Competition. No entry fee. No purchase necessary to enter or win.

IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS

SUBMIT YOUR FILM

Films on Fire proudly accepts entries via FilmFreeway.com, the world’s best online submission platform. FilmFreeway offers free HD online screeners, unlimited video storage, digital press kits, and more. Click to submit with FilmFreeway.

ELIGIBILITY
The competition is open to residents of the greater Rochester, New York area, defined as Rochester, Monroe County, and the surrounding Livingston, Ontario, Orleans, and Wayne counties.

This competition is open to individuals, classes, or groups. In the case of a class or a group, a team leader or teacher should be named as representative for submission purposes.

Staff members of Prevention 1st and their family members, as well as members of the Jury and their family members, may submit Entries, but such Entries are not eligible to be a Winner.

CATEGORIES
Middle School (grades 6 through 8)
High School (grades 9 through 12)

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS
As this is a competition for young filmmakers, all entrants under age 18 must have a parent or guardian sign off on entries. In the case of school classes or other groups, the adult in charge is responsible for securing the permission of participants’ parent or guardian.

Each video submitted to the competition must be under three minutes in length, and must comply with the rules. Entries should be “G-Rated,” containing no inappropriate language or violence.

Video Submissions must be submitted via FilmFreeway with a Vimeo or Youtube link.

Video Submissions of all genres and styles will be accepted. The videos may be recorded in any language, but English subtitles are highly encouraged for those not produced in English. All video submissions must tell a story to help raise awareness about injury prevention, fire prevention, or fire safety, as further described by the judging criteria.

Entries must be original works. If the submission contains media (including music) created by someone else, permission must be obtained and provided upon request. Prevention 1st encourages the use of royalty-free or Creative Commons music.

RELEASE FORMS
Whenever making a film that will be shown online, it’s important to get permission from anyone who appears in the final piece. That applies to music used within the film as well. To that end, Prevention 1st offers simple MUSIC RELEASE and TALENT RELEASE forms. If your film is to be considered as a finalist, you must be prepared to provide Prevention 1st with those completed forms.

ENTRY PROCEDURE
Entries must be submitted via the Prevention 1st website between 6:00 p.m. EST on October 1, 2018 and 11:59 p.m. EST January 25, 2019. The first 200 entries received will be considered for competition. See our website www.prevention1st.org/fof2019 for official rules, release forms, guidelines, and submission link. Submissions will be accepted through Film Freeway at www.filmfreeway.com/prevention1st

SCREENING PROCESS
Prevention 1st shall organize a Competition Committee. The Competition Committee will verify that the Entrant and the Entry meets the eligibility criteria. The Competition Committee may disqualify any Entry that it deems inappropriate.

JUDGING CRITERIA AND SCORING PROCEDURE
Prevention 1st will organize a committee of individuals (the “Jury”), to decide winners based on the competition criteria. Criteria can include, but are not limited to, writing, acting, educational value, editing, production value, and artistic expression. All decisions of the competition committee and jury are final.

SOCIAL MEDIA VOTING
The Competition Committee will announce its list of eligible films via email and social media. Filmmakers competing for the social media prize should share their video on Facebook and Instagram with the hashtags #Prevention1st and #FilmsOnFire. Number of shares will be counted on February 25, 2019.

PRIZES
Middle School Category:
Jury winner: $250
Social media winner: $100

High School Category:
Jury winner: $250
Social media winner: $100

NOTIFICATION AND RECEIPT OF PRIZES
Winners will be announced March 1, 2019 via email and social media. Every reasonable attempt will be made to deliver prizes before April 1, 2019.

COMPETITION TERMS
Each entrant (with parent/guardian) grants to Prevention 1st a non-exclusive license to use the film for the festival and other promotional or educational purposes for all media, worldwide in perpetuity. Filmmakers retain the copyright to their works.

The entrants shall hold Prevention 1st harmless, and discharges those involved with the competition from any and all claims, losses, or damages.

GUIDELINES FOR CONTENT
See our MESSAGING SHEET for ideas! It contains possible phrases and topics to make your movie about. Since we emphasize fire safety, the use of actual fire is prohibited in any video entry. Visit www.prevention1st.org/fof2019

FILMMAKING TIPS
See our FILMMAKING INFO SHEET for tips on as storyboarding, script-writing, good shooting practices, recording audio, editing, and finalizing your video. Visit www.prevention1st.org/fof2019

WINNER NOTIFICATION
Publicity updates and winner announcements will be posted at www.prevention1st.org as well as our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/prevention1stroc

Kindergartner Gets Ride to School in a Fire Truck

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.

Brielle’s classmates at Listwood School in West Irondequoit were on hand to greet her arrival, as were Channel 8 and Spectrum News to cover the story. Watch the video on the school’s Facebook site: https://www.facebook.com/542674739116847/videos/510604729981141

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.

See the winning posters here.

Bicycling Season: Check the Fit on Your Child’s Bike Helmet—and Your Own

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:

  1. Measure around your child’s head.
  2. Now try on several helmets in the correct size. Size can vary a bit between different manufacturers.
  3. The 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:

  1. Adjust the side straps so they form a “V” shape under, and slightly in front of, the ears.
  2. Buckle 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.
  3. The 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.

Get more bicycle and vehicle safety tips here.

Shopping on Amazon? You can help Prevention 1st

While you shop in the Amazon app, you can help Prevention 1st at 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 us.

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 your charity

4. Follow the on-screen instructions to activate AmazonSmile in the mobile app

Register now for our September 20 golf tourney

The 2021 tournament will be the most unique ever!

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.

Larry and Jane Glazer

The 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.

This 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!

Download the flyer and registration form here.

Jack Dinaburg

President

2021 Winning Fire Safety Posters Unveiled!

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:

Kindergarten:

Kindergarten 1st Prize Winner

First Prize: Daphne A. (West Irondequoit)

Honorable Mentions: Jacob T. (West Irondequoit), Hazel T., Natalie M., and Mallory A. (West Irondequoit)

First Grade:

1st Grade First Prize Winner

First Prize: Moses B. (East Rochester)

Honorable Mention: Emma L. (Gates-Chili)

Second/Third Grade:

2nd/3rd Grade First Prize: Alyssa B. (Churchville-Chili)

Honorable Mentions: Fiona G. (East Rochester), Ezekiel S. (Churchville-Chili)

Fourth Grade:

4th Grade First Prize Winner

4th Grade First Prize: Giuliana C. (Rochester RC Diocese Schools)

Honorable Mention: Alissandra R. (Rochester RC Diocese Schools)

Fifth Grade:

5th Grade First Prize Winner

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:

Ms. Tabor, Rochester RC Diocese Schools

Ms. Nassimos, West Irondequoit

Ms. Martin, East Rochester

Ms. Foehner, Churchville-Chili

Mrs. Selvaggio, Churchville-Chili

Ms. Coccia, East Rochester

Miss Hanss, St. Kateri

Mrs. Barton, Churchville-Chili

Ms. Kagel, Churchville-Chili

Ms. Gonzalez, (home school)

Clocks Change March 14: And Yes, You Should Still Test Your Alarms

Change your clocks, test your alarms, practice your home fire drill

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.

Make sure 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.

Space Heater Safety

We’re spending more time at home, and that means we’re spending more time with space heaters. For homes in regions with milder winters with no central heating, space heaters may be the main source for heating. In colder climates they may be used to supplement central heating, and to keep down heating fuel costs.

Stay safe this winter with these tips:

  • Keep the heater at least 3 feet away from anything that can burn—paper, bedding, clothing, curtains or furniture  Having combustibles too close to the heat source is the leading factor contributing to home heating fires.
  • Turn portable heaters off when leaving the room or going to bed.
  • Keep children away from space heaters, especially when they’re wearing night gowns or other loose clothing that can easily catch fire.
  • With electrical heaters, make sure the circuit isn’t overloaded. Plug space heaters directly into a wall outlet, and don’t plug any other electrical devices into the same outlet as the heater. Don’t use an extension cord or power strip; these could overheat and start a fire.
  • Place space heaters on level, flat surfaces.
  • Never place heaters on cabinets, tables, furniture, or carpet, which can overheat and start a fire.
  • Keep electrical heaters well away from water.
  • Have a qualified professional install stationary space heating equipment, water heaters or central heating equipment according to the local codes and manufacturer’s instructions.

Learn about safely using kerosene heaters here.

Send Us Your Fire Safety Posters by Jan. 22

A reminder for all student artists: the deadline for the Prevention 1st Fire Safety Poster Contest is next Friday, January 22.

Students in grades K-12 are eligible. Prizes include $50 for winners and $200 to their schools for supplies. Find all prizes and rules here.

Be sure to send you submission to our new address:

Prevention 1st

c/o Lifespan

1900 South Clinton Avenue

Rochester, NY 14618

A Year of Safety

With so much stress in our daily lives, it can seem overwhelming to add tasks for checking your home safety. The danger is that we may keep putting them off. But safety strategies don’t have to take a lot of time. In the months ahead we’ll be reminding you of simple but effective safety checks you can take to keep yourself and your family safe:

January

Be sure you’re using sanitizers and disinfectants correctly, to make them safe and effective. Learn how here.

February

Check those space heaters.

March

Plan your escape in case of fire.

April

Check for overloaded outlets and frayed cords to prevent electrical fires.

May

Review the safe pool rules with your family.

June

Check the fit on your child’s bike helmet—and your own.

July

Move that grill away from your house, and other outdoor fire safety moves.

August

Have your furnace checked before heating season begins.

September

For National Grandparents Day, do a safety and hazard check of your parents home. Better yet, have the grandchildren help do it!

October

Check your smoke (and CO) alarms.

November

Company’s coming—check your home for hazards to young children and older adults.

December

Make sure holiday lighting stays festive.

Use Disinfectants Correctly

Regular use of disinfectants has become routine in many homes. Most doctors and researchers say disinfectants are safe and effective when used correctly. This is a good time to double check how you’re using them.

Keep disinfectants on surfaces, not yourself.

Disinfecting products that use bleach or quaternary ammonium compounds (quats) are considered safe if used as directed. But be sure to use them in properly ventilated rooms to avoid inhaling them, which can cause irritation in some people, and wear gloves when applying. The EPA recommends using non-aerosol sprays or wipes.

Give them time to work.

Check the product label to know how long to leave the disinfectant on a surface before wiping. Typically they recommend leaving the surface visibly wet for 4-10 minutes

Check your hand sanitizer.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends checking that your hand sanitizer has at least a 60% concentration of alcohol to be effective. Also check to make sure it hasn’t expired—evaporation can lower the effectiveness of sanitizers—and check this FDA list of sanitizers to avoid because of toxic additions or inadequate levels of alcohol.

Be extra careful with disinfectants around children

Young children can be effected by smaller amounts of disinfectant than adults. And children are also more likely to ingest them because they put their hands in their mouths. Wipe off bleach- and quat-based products after they’ve been on the surface for the necessary amount of time to disinfect (see above).

For more tips and instructions for how to make your own bleach solution, check here.