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Displaying items by tag: safety - Druid City Living, Tuscaloosa's premier community newspaper.

It is full season on Lake Tuscaloosa for making memories with family and friends on the water. 

Governor Kay Ivey has issued a State of Emergency effective at 6:00 a.m. Sunday, May 27, for several Alabama counties in preparation for Subtropical Storm Alberto.This includes Tuscaloosa County.

Wait a Minute! Boats do not have brakes.

We all know that boating, whether fishing, hunting or just cruising is a popular activity; however, there are some things to be considered before launching or leaving the dock to help assure your safety and that of your passengers.

There are literally hundreds of events in our community during the month of April. But you may want to give special consideration to this one …

“Girl Talk: Overcoming Obstacles to Empower Women,” hosted by PRIDE of Tuscaloosa, will be held on April 26 at the Tuscaloosa River Market. This all-female event focuses on discussing taboo topics in an open, accepting environment. 

To prevent child sexual abuse, it is important to keep the focus on adult responsibility while teaching children skills to help them protect themselves. Consider the following tips:

Everyone needs a home fire escape plan. When seconds count, you need to be able to get out of your house. Here are some things you can do to put together your own plan.

A portable fire extinguisher can save lives and property by putting out a small fire or containing it until the fire department arrives; but portable extinguishers have limitations. Because fire grows and spreads so rapidly, the number one priority for residents is to get out safely.

By Pat Feighery 

The Coast Guard Auxiliary is reminding mariners to think safety first for the coming boating season. Locally, boaters are hitting the waters of Lake Tuscaloosa to enjoy the weather - as they'll do throughout the summer. Safety is key, and the Coast Guard Auxillary Flotilla 8 5 is offering a special boating safety class designed to help everyone recognize when a fellow boater is in trouble.

The Tuscaloosa Police Department is now accepting applications for this year's Citizens' Police Academy, which begins February 6. 

Druid City Living (DCL) is Tuscaloosa, Alabama's premier community newspaper, covering the great people, places and activities of the area.



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