safety http://wamc.org en Bus Crash That Killed Teen Brings Calls For Increased Safety http://wamc.org/post/bus-crash-killed-teen-brings-calls-increased-safety <p>A crash earlier this month that killed a teenage boy in the Adirondacks has brought calls on New York state government to increase oversight of the rafting and tubing industries.&nbsp;</p><p>The crash that killed 15-year-old tubing guide Hunter Scofield on July 5<sup>th</sup> in Lake Luzerne is still under state police investigation, and many are now working to prevent similar accidents.</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 16:10:30 +0000 Lucas Willard 95076 at http://wamc.org Bus Crash That Killed Teen Brings Calls For Increased Safety Volunteer Fire Departments Need More Members http://wamc.org/post/volunteer-fire-departments-need-more-members <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The volunteer fire service is at a serious crossroads. Current membership is at its lowest point in nearly two decades, and further erosion could have dire consequences.</p><p>What the general public may not realize is the fire companies protecting their communities are often staffed exclusively by volunteers. When an emergency breaks out, these volunteers leave their homes and offices to respond, not the local firehouse, as paid firefighters do.</p><p> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 63212 at http://wamc.org Volunteer Fire Departments Need More Members Times Union and WAMC forum on pedestrian safety http://wamc.org/post/times-union-and-wamc-forum-pedestrian-safety <p></p> Mon, 08 Apr 2013 18:51:41 +0000 Times Union/WAMC 61724 at http://wamc.org Keeping Schools Safe http://wamc.org/post/keeping-schools-safe <p> NYS Education Commissioner John King released a statement Friday lamenting the mass shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school in Connecticut. King said, “Our schools are meant to be safe havens where children can learn, free from fear and violence.”</p><p> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 16:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 54059 at http://wamc.org Keeping Schools Safe Dave Cullen http://wamc.org/post/dave-cullen <p></p><p>What happened on Friday reminded many of us of another tragic school shooting at Columbine High School on April 20th, 1999. That is the day seniors Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold killed 12 students and one teacher, as well as injuring 24 others.</p><p> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 15:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 54057 at http://wamc.org Dave Cullen Dr. Douglas Huntley - Superintendent of the Queensbury Union Free School District http://wamc.org/post/dr-douglas-huntley-superintendent-queensbury-union-free-school-district <p>Sandy Hook Elementary School perhaps did everything right. Its staff and teachers worked every day to create a climate that valued kindness and posted the plan for all to see. They had lockedown drills that trained everyone to stay low and quiet in the event of an emergency. A security system introduced this year required visitors to ring a bell, sign-in and produce a photo ID. After 9:30 a.m., the doors were locked.</p><p>And now it's the home of the one of the worst school shootings in U.S. history, twenty children dead and eight adults, including the shooter.</p> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 54055 at http://wamc.org MA Highway Safety Chief Loses Job Over Driving Record http://wamc.org/post/ma-highway-safety-chief-loses-job-over-driving-record <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The Massachusetts&nbsp;</span><font color="red" style="font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Highway</font><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;</span><font color="red" style="font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Safety</font><span style="co Mon, 19 Nov 2012 12:35:18 +0000 Jake Sorgen 52290 at http://wamc.org NY: New Advice on Eating Fish from State Waterways http://wamc.org/post/ny-new-advice-eating-fish-state-waterways <p>New York conservation officials have updated the advice they give people about the safety of eating fish from the state&#39;s waterways.</p><p>Among this year&#39;s changes is the addition of the Lewiston Reservoir in Niagara County and part of the Beaver River in Lewis County to the advisory list. And there are changes in the fish species included in advisories for four Adirondack waters: Fall Lake in Hamilton County; Francis Lake in Lewis County; Schroon Lake in Warren and Essex counties; and Cumberland Bay on Lake Champlain.</p> Mon, 04 Jun 2012 11:08:35 +0000 40355 at http://wamc.org NY: New Advice on Eating Fish from State Waterways