MANGANO AND NASSAU POLICE OFFER CRITICAL WATER SAFETY TIPS

Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Acting Police Commissioner Thomas C. Krumpter would like to remind county residents that water safety is something that all parents should be aware of.  Drowning is the second leading cause of unintentional injury related death among children ages 1 – 14. It can happen very quickly and in less than 1 inch (2.5 centimeters) of water, so filled bathtubs, swimming pools, wading pools, hot tubs, and even buckets of water and sinks can be dangerous. To reduce your child’s risk of drowning:

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Never leave a small child unattended in the bath. If you must answer the telephone or door, don’t rely on an older sibling to watch the child, bring the younger child with you.

  • Never leave a small child unattended near a bucket filled with any amount of water or other liquid.
  • Never use a bathtub seat with suction cups. The seat can overturn and flip a baby headfirst into the water.
  • Install a toilet-lid locking device or keep bathroom doors closed at all times.

(Or you may want to install a doorknob cover.)

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Never leave your children alone in or near the pool, even for a moment. Do not rely on older children to watch a younger child.

  • Do not rely solely on safety aids such as water wings, arm bands or safety vests. Adult supervision is still necessary.
  • Practice ‘touch supervision’ with children younger than 5 years. This means that an adult is within an arm’s length of the child at all times.
  • If you are planning a pool party, consider hiring a certified lifeguard to supervise those who will be in the pool.
  • When entertaining have adults gather facing the pool, more eyes means better safety.
  • Encourage swimming with a buddy, never swim alone.
  • Put up a fence to separate your house from the pool. The fence should at least 4 feet high around the pool. Use gates that self-close and self-latch, with latches higher than your children’s reach.
  • Keep rescue equipment (such as a shepherd’s hook or life preserver) and a telephone by the pool.
  • Do not use air-filled “swimming aids” as a substitute for approved life vests.
  • Remove all toys from the pool after use so children aren’t tempted to reach for them.
  • After the children are done swimming, secure the pool so they can’t get back into it.
  • Drain Entrapment occurs when part of a child’s body becomes attached to a drain because of the powerful suction of a pool or hot tub filtration system. The powerful suction can trap a child underwater or cause internal injuries.  It can also occur when a child’s hair, swimsuit or jewelry becomes entangled in the drain.  Warn your children about the dangers of drain entrapment, and teach them never to play near a pool drain, with or without a cover.
  • Pin up long hair when in the water and remove loose parts of swimsuits and loose jewelry that can get ensnared.
  • Equip pools and hot tubs with an anti-entrapment drain cover and an approved safety vacuum release system and regularly check that drain covers are secure and have no cracks. Flat drain covers can be replaced with dome-shaped ones.
  • Be aware of “kiddie” pools with missing or broken drain covers. Small children have direct access to the bottom drain in “kiddie” pools and sitting on open drains can cause serious internal organ damage.
  • Learn CPR and first aid to prepare for emergencies.

Remember, teaching your child how to swim DOES NOT mean your child is safe in water.  Most young children who drown in swimming pools were last seen in the home, had only been missing from sight for a matter of minutes, and were in the care of one or both parents at the time.  There is no substitute for active adult supervision to prevent drowning.

 

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Summer Safety Tips for Drivers, Cyclists and Pedestrians

County Executive Edward P. Mangano and Acting Police Commissioner Thomas C. Krumpter would like to remind the residents of Nassau County that during the summer season they should be aware of bicyclists, joggers and walkers while traveling on the roadways.

In 2016, from May to September, Nassau County had 144 bicycle accidents with 2 fatalities and 262 pedestrian accidents resulting in 12 fatalities.

The following tips will help to ensure a safe summer for drivers, cyclists and pedestrians:

  * Drivers should watch their speed due to the increase of pedestrians and      cyclists, sudden stopping may be necessary.

  • Visibility is diminished due to overgrown trees and bushes creating blind spots while driving.
  • Be aware of large crowds attending outside street fairs, carnivals and concerts.
  • Pedestrians and cyclists should cross at designated crosswalks or intersections.
  • Increase visibility by wearing bright or reflective clothing when walking, jogging or cycling
  • Walk on a sidewalk when possible, if not walk on shoulder facing traffic.
  • Avoid distractions such as electronic devices, including texting and walking
  • Pay attention to all traffic signals.
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Mangano: 320 Veterans Added to Walls of Honor in Eisenhower Park

East Meadow, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano, Presiding Officer Norma Gonsalves and Town of Hempstead Council members Dennis Dunne and Dorothy Goosby joined local veterans at a ceremony unveiling the names of 320 veterans added to the Walls of Honor in Eisenhower Park on Saturday, June 24th.  Nearly 8,500 veterans have been added to the Walls of Honor since the Monument Committee and Nassau County Veterans Monument Fund were established in 1991.

 

“The Walls of Honor here at Eisenhower Park serve as a tribute to the heroes of Nassau County,” said County Executive Mangano. “The Walls were built for us to remember and honor the brave members of our military who risked, and many of whom gave, their lives in order to protect our freedoms. On behalf of a grateful nation, I thank you for your service and dedication.”

 

The Walls of Honor are open to all those who have served our great nation and were honorably discharged whether they served during war time or peace time.  The Nassau County Veterans Monument Fund, Inc. is a private organization that collects a $100 donation for each veteran’s name to be added to the Walls.  For applications, please call (516) 804-5802.  Donations can be mailed to The Nassau County Veterans Monument Fund, Inc., P.O. Box 7911, Hicksville, NY 11802-7911.

 

Since taking office in 2010, County Executive Mangano has enhanced services for Nassau’s 100,000 veterans, including free transportation to the Northport VA Hospital and the East Meadow Clinic.  The Mangano administration also established 42 homes, located on Mitchel Field, to provide affordable housing for veterans and their families and an additional 18 homes for active-duty military personnel.  Additionally, the County helped rehabilitate five two-bedroom townhouses in Hempstead for homeless veterans and their families.

 

For more information on Veteran Service Agency programs, veterans may visit the Nassau County Veterans Service Agency at 2201 Hempstead T

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Mangano Announces 2017 Blockbuster Summer Concert Series Line-Up at Lakeside Theatre

Free Family Fun Concerts All Summer Long

Mineola, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced the 2017 Summer Concert schedule at Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre in Eisenhower Park. All concerts are free of charge and begin at 8:00 p.m. (unless otherwise noted). Concert goers will experience a wide variety of genres that range from disco to classical and oldies to musical theatre, providing entertainment to all music lovers.

The Summer 2017 Concert schedule is as follows:

June 2017:

Friday, June 30th                               Swingtime Big Band

July 2017:

Saturday, July 1st                              TD Bank’s “Celebrate America” Fireworks & Show (5:00 p.m.)

Monday, July 3rd                               Bruce Springsteen Tribute by Tramps Like Us

Friday, July 7th                                  Stan Ziska & The Del Satins with Manhattan Skyline

Saturday, July 8th                              Eagles Tribute by Desert Highway

Friday, July 14th                                White Wedding – 80’s Tribute

Saturday, July 15th                           Rocky Horror Picture Show Movie (10:30 p.m. start)

Monday, July 17th                             Harry Chapin Tribute

Friday, July 21st                                Zac Brown Tribute

Friday, July 28th                                Oldies Show

Saturday, July 29th                           Tribute to Celine Dion/ Josh Groban/ Andrea Bocelli

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Monday, July 31st                              Selena Tribute by Genessa

August 2017:

Friday, Aug. 4th                                 Dr. K’s Motown Revue

Saturday, Aug. 5th                             Salute to Vets with Tony Orlando and the USO Liberty Bells (6:30 p.m.)           

Friday, Aug. 11th                               Nassau Pops

Saturday, Aug. 12th                           Neil Berg’s 100 Years of Broadway

Wednesday, Aug. 16th                       Elvis Anniversary Tribute by Lamar Peters

Friday, Aug. 18th                               Disco Unlimited

Saturday, Aug. 19th                           CBS-FM Saturday in the Park

Friday, Aug. 25th                               My Fair Lady by Plaza Players

Saturday, Aug. 26th                           Billy Joel Tribute by Glass Houses

There is no formal seating at the Harry Chapin Lakeside Theatre so concertgoers are urged to bring folding chairs or blankets. Special accommodations are also available for disabled patrons, including reserved parking, easily accessible restrooms, and a convenient reserved location on the hill. If doubtful weather conditions arise, please call (516) 572-0355 after 6:30 p.m. for updated performance information.

Much of the programming at the Lakeside Theatre is made possible through the Nassau County Hotel/Motel Proceeds Grant, which are proceeds from taxes on hotel and motel rooms in Nassau County. Since 2006, Nassau County has received more than ten million dollars from the Hotel/Motel Proceeds Grant, which also has assisted in historic building restoration and other cultural enhancements.

For additional information, please call (516) 572-0200 or visit the website at:www.nassaucountyny.gov/parks.

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Mangano Offers Free Heroin Overdose Prevention Seminar in Lynbrook

Mineola, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano is continuing to combat the heroin epidemic and save lives by joining with the Village of Lynbrook and Link Counseling Center—a division of Long Beach Reach outpatient counseling center—to host a free Overdose Prevention Seminar on Wednesday, June 28th from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. at the Lynbrook Library, 56 Eldert Street.  The seminar will educate residents about the current trends and dangers of drug use, how to recognize and prevent drug abuse and related deaths, and how to save the life of someone overdosing on heroin or pain pills.  Opioid abuse resulted in the deaths of at least 190 residents in 2016. Lynbrook lost at least 5 residents to overdoses last year – and a total of 18 residents since 2012. 

“This free Heroin Overdose Prevention Seminar is just one part of my administration’s four-pronged approach to fighting this public health crisis – including education, awareness, enforcement and treatment,” said County Executive Mangano. “These trainings prevent drug-related deaths in our community, save residents lives and keep families whole.”

During the seminar, residents will be trained to administer Naloxone – the lifesaving antidote to a heroin overdose – and learn the warning signs of drug addiction, new and effective treatment options, personal stories of recovery, and more.  Hundreds of residents were saved from overdoses by those trained to administer Naloxone, which has been used by paramedics and emergency room doctors for decades to save lives. A 2006 State law allows citizens to administer Naloxone in an attempt to save a life, without fear of liability. Nassau County has provided Naloxone training for more than 8,600 people, at approximately 170 seminars, since September 2012.  At least 60 trainees have reported using that knowledge – and the Naloxone kit they were provided – to revive someone overdosing on heroin or painkillers, and save their lives. Naloxone is administered through a nasal spray and is provided at no charge to trainees over the age of 18.

Social Work and OASAS Continuing Education Credits are available for the training, as the Nassau County Office of Mental Health and Chemical Dependency – and the Mental Health Association of Nassau County – is recognized by the NYS Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers.

All residents are welcome to attend, but seating is limited.  To attend the two-hour seminar provided by the Nassau County Department of Human Services, please RSVP at www.nassaucountyny.gov/overdosetraining   For dates and locations of additional Overdose Prevention Seminars, visitwww.nassaucountyny.gov/overdose.

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Mangano Attends Grand Opening of Newly Relocated Dealertrack Technologies

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Pictured from left to right: Frank Castagna, Castagna Realty Co, Inc; Mark Spector, Spectorgroup; Anna Kaplan, TOH Councilwoman; Sandy Schwartz, President of Cox Automotive; Cathy Hochul, Lt. Gov. of NY; Behind is Marvin Natiss, Mayor of North Hills; Mark F. O’Neil, COO of Cox Automotive; Keith Jezek, President of Software, Cox Automotive; John J. Cutleber, CEO, Castagna Realty Co, Inc; Kevin Law, CEO LI Association; Joseph Kearney, IDA; and Nicholas Terzulli, IDA

North Hills, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano joined New York State Lieutenant Governor Cathy Hochul and North Hills Mayor Marvin Natiss at a ribbon cutting for the newly relocated Dealertrack Technologies headquarters, on Wednesday, June 21 at 3400 New Hyde Park Road in North Hills. This relocation was part of a Nassau County Industrial Development Authority (IDA) economic development compact, approved in 2014 in partnership with the State Economic Development Corp., which is estimated to create 350 new jobs and retain over 300 more, ultimately providing a $3 billion boost to Nassau’s economy.

“Dealertrack is an anchor in our technology sector. Brick and mortar investments like this are a great boost for Nassau County’s economy,” said County Executive Mangano. “I want to thank Governor Cuomo, Lt. Governor Hochul and Empire State Development for their partnership in this project, and for helping to ensure that Nassau’s economy stays strong.”

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Mangano Announces Free Support Services Event for Disadvantaged Veterans

Mineola, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and the Nassau County Veterans Service Agency –in conjunction with assistance from volunteers representing all service organizations – today announced a free Veterans Assistance Day event will take place on Tuesday, July 11th from 10:00am-2:00pm at the American Legion, 160 Marvin Ave, Hempstead.

“My administration is committed to serving our veterans and ensuring resources are provided to them once they return home from service,” said County Executive Mangano.  “Nassau County Veterans events like this one have assisted veterans in securing benefits, job counseling, legal advice and dental care.  I want to thank Ralph Esposito and the entire Veterans Service Agency for all they do each and every day to enhance the quality of life for Nassau’s veterans.”

Veterans will receive assistance with securing entitled benefits, job counseling and legal advice.  Clothes and food donated from the community will be available to the veterans, as well as a BBQ, haircuts, medical screenings, enrollment in the Veterans Affairs (VA) health care system and dental cleaning offered by Dental on the Go.

Representatives from Nassau County government agencies will be participating, including the departments of Social Services, Health, and Human Services, as well as The Salvation Army, the New York State Department of Labor, The Department of Veterans Affairs, New York State Division of Veterans Affairs and The Red Cross.

For more information, please contact the Nassau County Veterans Service Agency at 516-572-6565, or email resposito1@nassaucountyny.gov.

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