Category Archives: Sheriff’s Blog

Creating a safety plan with your children

Now that summer is officially here, many children are spending their day with classmates, but outside of the classroom. While summer break is a great time to enjoy a bit of freedom, it also brings more concerns for parents. Creating a communication and safety plan with your child is important to make sure you know…
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Performing the Heimlich maneuver

Have you had a talk with your child and others in your family about how to react if someone chokes in their presence? The Heimlich maneuver is a simple move that could save someone’s life if performed correctly. It can be done in a variety of ways, allowing even a child to help an adult.…
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Fireworks safety tips for summer

You’ve probably seen them just as I have. Seasonal fireworks stands are popping up across the county. In the weeks leading up to the Fourth of July, many families are planning to buy fireworks to celebrate and enjoy some time together this summer. Most fireworks are legal for purchase in South Carolina, but there are…
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Limit social media use while on vacation

Booking a vacation is always an exciting time no matter your age. For teenagers, it’s an opportunity for pictures and posts – but you may want to tell your children to hold off on the selfies until you’re home. Posting a picture of your family hundreds of miles away from your home is an instant…
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