Moreno Valley Fire Department Offers Halloween Safety Tips
Children should always be accompanied by an adult when trick-or-treating.

When choosing a costume for your child, please consider the following:

  • Avoid billowing or long trailing fabric.

  • Choose material that will not easily ignite if it comes into contact with heat or a flame. Look for a flame resistant label on costumes.

  • Ensure the eye holes in masks are large enough to provide full visibility.

  • Monitor your child’s hydration level when wearing thick material costumes.

  • Provide children with flashlights to carry for lighting, or provide glow sticks as part of their costume.

It is safest to use a flashlight or battery-operated candles in a jack-o-lantern. If you use a real candle, use extreme caution. Make sure children are monitored at all times when candles are lit. When lighting candles inside jack-o-lanterns, use long fireplace-style matches or a utility lighter. Be sure to place lit pumpkins well away from anything that can burn and out of the way of trick-or-treaters, doorsteps, walkways and yards.
 
Please keep dried flowers, cornstalks and crepe paper away from open flames and heat sources as they are highly flammable.

Use flashlights as alternatives to candles or torch lights when decorating walkways and yards. They are much safer for trick-or-treaters, whose costumes may brush against the lighting.

Remember to keep exits clear of decorations, so nothing blocks escape routes.

Remind kids to look left, right, and left again before crossing the street, then remind them to continue looking until safely across. It’s always best to walk on sidewalks or paths and cross at street corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks.
Tell children to stay away from open flames and Halloween candles.

Be sure they know how to stop, drop and roll if their clothing or costume catches fire. Have them practice stopping immediately, dropping to the ground, covering their face with hands, and rolling over and over to put the flames out.
 
If your children will be going to Halloween parties, have them look for ways out of the home and plan how they would get out in an emergency.

Closely inspect all candy before allowing children to eat it. Discard any unwrapped treats from a stranger. When in doubt, throw it out .
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The Great California Shakeout
This year’s Great Shakeout Earthquake Drill will be on October 19, 2017 at 10:19 a.m. The Shakeout drill is an opportunity for your family, business, school, organization and government agencies to better prepare for a major earthquake. Participants are encouraged to practice Drop , Cover and Hold On or have a more extensive emergency drill at your home, school or place of business.

The goal of the Shakeout is to learn what to do before, during and after an earthquake. You may only have seconds to protect yourself in an earthquake, before strong shaking knocks you down or drops something on you. Practicing helps you be ready to respond.

If you are inside a building, move no more than a few steps, then Drop, Cover and Hold On:
  • DROP to the ground,
  • Take COVER by getting under a sturdy desk or table, and
  • HOLD ON until the shaking stops.

Stay indoors until the shaking stops and you are sure it is safe to exit. In most buildings you are safer if you stay where you are until the shaking stops.

I f you are outdoors when the shaking starts, you should find a clear spot away from buildings, trees, streetlights, and power lines, then Drop, Cover and Hold On. Stay there until the shaking stops.

If you are driving, pull over to a clear location, stop and stay there with your seatbelt fastened until the shaking stops. Once the shaking stops proceed with caution and avoid bridges or ramps that might have been damaged.

Ground shaking during an earthquake is seldom the cause of injury. Most earthquake-related injuries and deaths are caused by collapsing walls and roofs, flying glass and falling objects.

Look around you now, before an earthquake. Identify safe places such as under a sturdy piece of furniture or against an interior wall in your home, office or school so that when the shaking starts you can respond quickly. An immediate response to move to the safe place can save lives; that safe place should be within a few steps to avoid injury from flying debris.

For more information, please visit http://shakeout.org .

Moreno Valley Fire Department's Heart Health Information
A heart attack occurs when blood flow to the heart is blocked. This is typically caused by a build-up of fat, cholesterol and other substances. Without proper blood flow, the heart tissue loses oxygen and begins to die.
 
A heart attack, also called a myocardial infarction, can range from minor to fatal. It’s important to call 911 or emergency medical help immediately if you think you might be having a heart attack. 
 
People may experience:
  • Pain in the area between shoulder blades, arm, chest, jaw, left arm, or upper abdomen
  • Pain can feel like burning in the chest or like a clenched fist in the chest
  • Pain can occur during rest
  • Whole body dizziness, fatigue, lightheadedness, clammy skin, cold sweat, or sweating
  • Indigestion, nausea, or vomiting
  • Discomfort or tightness in the: neck, arm, chest
  • Other symptoms include, but not limited to: anxiety, feeling of impending doom, sensation of an abnormal heartbeat, shortness of breath, or shoulder discomfort

Taking appropriate action before these symptoms occur can prevent or limit the risk of a heart attack. A healthy diet, exercise and routine medical checkups are suggested to keep the heart healthy and strong.  
Moreno Valley Employment Resource Center
A One-Stop Shop for Holiday Hiring
Looking to find a job this holiday season? Looking to make some extra money for the holidays? Did you know that some of the top employers in Moreno Valley are now hiring?

Find out about jobs with top employers that have recently used the ERC to advertise hot jobs! The list includes Amazon, Karma Automotive, DB Schenker, Hyundai of Moreno Valley, Moreno Valley College, UC Riverside and Kaiser Permanente.

Whether you are unemployed or looking to polish your resume and interview skills the ERC can help!

At the ERC, the City of Moreno partners with the Riverside County Workforce Development Center to provide the following services at NO COST to job seekers:

  • Access to computers, copiers and fax machines
  • Resume preparation and workshops
  • Employment information workshops
  • Job boards
  • Interview preparation (mock interviews)
  • Wi-Fi for jobseekers

Job seekers can also connect with one of our many local educational partners like California Baptist University to conveniently access the training needed to be competitive for the jobs of today and the future. 
 
Ask about our monthly workshops featuring tips for getting hired with top employers, resume writing or interviewing skills.
 
The Moreno Valley ERC is located 12625 Frederick Street, Suite K-3 in the Towngate Shopping Center. The facility is open Monday-Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please call 951.413.3920, email erc@moval.org or visit moval.org/erc for more information or to join the Hire MoVal Job Seekers list and receive job alerts delivered straight to your inbox.
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Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen and Pieology Restaurants Open
The City of Moreno Valley is proud to congratulate Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen on its second Moreno Valley location. We encourage residents to visit the popular chain’s newest restaurant located in the Towngate Square shopping center, at 12835 Day Street, near the northeast corner of Campus Parkway and Day Street in Moreno Valley. 
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Originating in New Orleans, Louisiana, Popeye’s offers Louisiana-style fried chicken with a host of Cajun inspired side dishes. Popeye’s has been serving its famous dishes for more than 45 years, and we are proud to serve-it-up here in Moreno Valley.
The City of Moreno Valley is also extremely proud to welcome Pieology Pizzeria. Pieology is a fast-casual, custom, artisan style pizzeria founded by Carl Chang in Fullerton, California in 2011. Recently partnered with the Panda Restaurant Group in 2016, this “customized-pizza-in-five-minutes” concept is thrilling pizza enthusiasts and foodies nationwide, and is rising to the top in the business world. They have expanded their restaurants worldwide. Moreno Valley is excited to have Pieology join the culinary options this City boasts. Pieology is also located in the TownGate Square shopping center, at 12835 Day Street.

Other restaurants slated to open in the near future include:
 
  • Café Rio – TownGate Promenade (under construction)
  • Fatburger – The Quarter (lease signed)
  • Habit Burger – TownGate Promenade (under construction)
  • IHOP – Iris Plaza (under construction)

For more information about the City’s new businesses or to learn more about establishing a business in Moreno Valley, please visit MorenoValleyBusiness.com and contact the Economic Development Department at 951.413.3460 or by email at EDTeam@moval.org .
Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years
The Moreno Valley Fire Department is committed to ensuring the safety and security of all those living in and visiting the City.

Fire is a serious public safety concern and only a small percentage of people know how and when to test their smoke alarms, when to change the batteries, know the manufacture date of their smoke alarms, or how often they need to be replaced.
 
The Fire Prevention Bureau would like to remind residents of the following:

  • Smoke alarms should be installed in every sleeping room, outside each sleeping area, and on every level of the home.
  • Residents should test the alarm and change the batteries when you change your clocks (twice per year).
  •  Know the manufacture date on all smoke alarms in your home.
  • Replace smoke alarms every 10 years.
  • Never take smoke alarm batteries out to put into other items like games or remote controls.
  • Teach children what the smoke alarm sounds like and what to do when they hear the alarm sound.
  • If there is a fire, leave the home right away by crawling low under the smoke and never go back inside.

If you are a renter, talk to your landlord about placing a working smoke alarm in your home. For more information, please call the Fire Prevention Bureau at 951.413.3370.
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