Enjoy Fun in the Water, BUT BE SAFE

June 1, 2017 | Kids & Families, Recreation, Safety

The Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) is sending an important message to water enthusiasts this month: play it safe while out enjoying fun in the water this summer. “We know that Montanans are excited for summer, but water-related illness and injury can sure put a damper on that fun,” said DPHHS Director […]

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Building this Summer?

May 3, 2017 | Environmental Health, Safety

  By Environmental Health Services Do you have any building projects planned this summer? With the spring cleaning out of the way, it’s time to start on that home to-do list that we all have in the back of our minds. Perhaps the list includes building a new shop, adding on an extra room, or […]

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Safe Drug Disposal

March 15, 2017 | Environmental Health, Safety

  Is your medicine cabinet filled with expired drugs or medications you no longer use? Before you just toss them in the trash, please read further… Unused and expired pharmaceuticals are a public safety issue, with the potential to lead to poisoning, overdose, and abuse. If they are disposed of in the trash, they may […]

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Stay Safe This New Year’s Eve

New Year’s can mean a lot of different things for people in Gallatin County: a fresh new start, a chance for new adventures or to meet new people, a beginning of a New Year’s resolution…all great reasons to celebrate! We’ve compiled a list of great safety tips to follow on New Year’s Eve, no matter your […]

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Winter Driving Tips

November 21, 2016 | Emergency Preparedness, Safety

Winter driving in Gallatin County can be a scary, nerve-wracking, or flat out dreaded experience for some. And since here in Montana, we are bound to have many days of extreme winter driving conditions, we might as well learn to make the best of it. As holiday travel begins, we’ve compiled some of the the […]

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West Nile Virus: Tips for Prevention

Ahhh the Sun. Summertime is here again in Montana: the season of long days, swimming, BBQs, and outdoor fun of all kinds. But before charging off into the great outdoors, take a few minutes to familiarize yourself with West Nile Virus and what the CDC says you can do to prevent it. A few minutes […]

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When Lightning Strikes

July 19, 2016 | Emergency Preparedness, Safety

By Emergency Preparedness When thunder roars, go indoors In Gallatin County, it’s that time of year when the hot, sun-filled afternoons are quickly overtaken by black rain clouds. Although it can be a relief to have some rain to help cool down these blazing hot days, oftentimes these summer storms come with thunder and lightning. […]

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Tips for a FUN & SAFE 4th of July Weekend

July 3, 2016 | Kids & Families, Recreation, Safety

Happy 4th of July Weekend! Here in Montana, the 4th of July always seems to represent the start of summer. After a rainy June in Gallatin County, it’s time for fun in the sun and celebrations with friends and family. Along with the celebration—and with fireworks—there are some safety issues to consider in order to […]

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Spring Break Savvy

March 9, 2016 | Health, Healthy Living, Recreation, Safety

It’s coming– a week of freedom and fun from school. But because our job is to promote healthy living, we wouldn’t feel right if we didn’t offer a few “reminders” before the festivities begin. Keep in mind; this isn’t a lecture, it’s common sense. Get vaccinated.  If you’re traveling out of the U.S., vaccinations are […]

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Grill like a PRO!

August 26, 2015 | Food, Nutrition, Safety

Labor Day is right around the corner and it’s the perfect time for grilling and cookouts! While grilling outside with friends and family can be fun, it can also be dangerous if food is not properly handled or thoroughly cooked. This summer, the USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service is reminding Americans everywhere that “Grilling […]

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