Tips for a FUN & SAFE 4th of July!

July 2, 2018 | Kids & Families, Recreation, Safety

Happy Independence Day! 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 make sure […]

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It’s that Bat Time of Year!

By Environmental Health Services Bats & Rabies Although they can be difficult to spot, since they come out after dark, bats do thrive here in Gallatin County. But is there any need to worry about rabies? Actually, it’s a fact that most bats don’t have rabies. For example, out of the bats that have been […]

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Safety is Infectious!!

As much as we love to pride ourselves on our individuality, we are also humans who admire and follow the example of others. Who admires someone else the most? Our kids! Our kids idolize us and they follow our lead. What they see is what they believe is right and normal. How can we influence […]

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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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