Police Department Warning on Heat Stroke
- Published on 30 July 2014
Heatstroke is the number one killer of children, outside of car crashes. That's why the Dobbs Ferry Police Department has joined with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to attempt to reduce these deaths by reminding parents and caregivers about the dangers of heatstroke and leaving children in hot cars. Last year 44
children lost their lives nationwide.
"As outside temperatures rise, the risks of children dying from being left alone inside a hot vehicle also rises," said P.O. Justin Kamke. "One child dies from heatstroke nearly every 10 days from being left in a hot vehicle, but what is most tragic is that the majority of these deaths could have been prevented."
The Dobbs Ferry Police Department urges all parents and caregivers to do these three things:
1) NEVER leave a child in a vehicle unattended;
2) Make it a habit to look in the backseat EVERY time you exit the car;
3) ALWAYS lock the car and put the keys out of reach. And, if you ever see a child left alone in a hot vehicle, call 911 right away.
Know the warning signs of heatstroke, which include: red, hot, and moist or dry skin; no sweating; a strong rapid pulse or a slow weak pulse; nausea; confusion; or acting strangely. If a child exhibits any of these signs after being in a hot vehicle, cool the child rapidly by spraying them with cool water or with a garden hose, NEVER an
ice bath. Call 911 or your local emergency number immediately.
Children's body temperatures can rise up to five times faster than that of an adult, and heatstroke can occur in temperatures as low as 57 degrees. On an 80-degree day, a car can reach deadly levels in just 10 minutes.
"More than half of all vehicle-related heatstroke deaths in children are caused by a child accidentally being left in the car, and 29 percent are from a child getting into a hot car on their own," said P.O. Justin Kamke. "We want to get the word out to parents and caregivers, please look before you lock."
Mayor's Newsletter - 7/2/2014
- Published on 02 July 2014
Here is a quick early-summer update on things going on in the Village of Dobbs Ferry.
We hope that everyone’s summer has gotten off to a good start, and the village wants to wish everyone a safe and happy July 4th. Independence Day is an important day recognizing the hard fought independence and freedoms we enjoy in America, and it is always celebrated seriously in Dobbs Ferry. As previously announced, due to the large construction project in process at the waterfront park, the annual picnic and fireworks display has to be suspended this year. However, we can all look forward to a big return next year, in a beautiful new park. As an alternative this year, residents might want to consider Scenic Hudson Park which offers a great view of the fireworks display by our good neighbors to the north in Irvington.
Here is a condensed update report on projects and things going on in the village:
Mayor's Newsletter - 4/27/14
- Published on 28 April 2014
Dear Residents, April 27, 2014
Here is an update on village government; recent Actions taken, projects and initiatives in progress, and some dates to mark on your calendar.
RFP - Electrical Work at Train Station and Waterfront Park
- Published on 23 April 2014
NOTICE TO BIDDERS
Sealed proposals for performing the work herein described will be received by the Village Board of Dobbs Ferry, New York, at the Office of the Village Clerk, Village Hall, 112 Main Street , Dobbs Ferry, New York 10522, on May 12, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. and immediately thereafter the bids will be publicly opened and read aloud in said office.
The work consists of performing Electrical Work located at the Dobbs Ferry Train Station and Waterfront Park. The work shall include all work necessary to install a new electrical service, transformer, conduit and wiring which will serve the existing train station and park in accordance with the plans and specifications. Other related work shall include preparing and restoring the project area all in accordance with the plans and specifications as directed by the Engineer and Village. Coordination with the Highway Department is required and expected throughout the duration of the construction project. This work is time sensitive and shall be completed and approved by July 30, 2014.
- Planning Board Continued Public Hearing - Mercy College
- 2014-2015 Tentative Budget
- RFP - Gould Park Pool Rehabilitation
- Mayor's Newsletter - 3/14/14
- 2014 Summer Camps
- 2014 Tentative Assessment Roll
- Mercy College Dorms - DEIS comment period
- Waterfront Park Groundbreaking
- Board of Trustees Resolutions referencing Rivertowns Square
- Adopted 2013-2014 Village Budget