CEO Update: October 14, 2022
Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors Available
According to the National Fire Protection Association, more than 66 percent of home fire deaths occurred in homes without a working smoke alarm. A working smoke alarm significantly increases your chances of surviving a deadly home fire.
Thanks to the F.T. and Anna C. Manley Trust, Safe Kids Southern Tier has teamed up with four fire departments in Cattaraugus and Allegany counties: Olean Fire Department, Salamanca Fire Department, A. E. Crandall Hook and Ladder, and Wellsville Fire Department, to provide and install two-in-one smoke and carbon monoxide detectors for families who are unable to purchase or install alarms on their own. This project will help prevent home fires and keep families safe. If you or a family you know needs a smoke detector, apply online at https://www.sthcs.org/safe-kids-events.html.
Community Health Improvement Plan
We have been collaborating with Cattaraugus County Health Department and Olean General Hospital on their Community Health Improvement Plan. One of the plan's priority areas is to "Promote Well-Being and Prevent Mental and Substance Use Disorders." As a result, STHCS has provided data regarding the numerous Narcan and mental health trainings we have hosted over the past three years.
Additionally, our work with The Addictions Subcommittee of the Cattaraugus County Community Services Board has continued. I am happy to report that Dr. Henri Lamothe, Chief Medical Officer of Upper Allegany Health System, has requested to join this subcommittee. We look forward to his expertise moving forward.
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