Jackson county EMS PIO

Jackson county EMS PIO Official public information outlet for Jackson County EMS in Altus Oklahoma.

02/03/2019
Blair Fire Department

High fire danger today. Please be careful.

***High Fire Danger***
Temperatures in the mid 70s and winds gusting to 30mph this afternoon will raise the fire danger this afternoon. Firefighters were busy with several fires in the Panhandles yesterday, and today looks to be even more of an elevated day for fire in the area. Please avoid any activities that could ignite a fire when possible! Any fire that does ignite will spread uncontrollably almost immediately. Report any smoke to 911.

01/11/2019
Ambulance

An old video getting the message out with a bit of humor. Pull to the right for sirens and lights.

Thanks from Jackson County EMS.

Speed up...slow down...pull to the NO CAN'T BE THAT EASY!

US National Weather Service Norman Oklahoma
01/03/2019

US National Weather Service Norman Oklahoma

930pm update - here are the latest snow and ice accumulation forecast maps. These have changed a little bit since this afternoon, and you should expect them to change a few more times.

It’s important to remember that this forecast is very complicated, and that a one degree change in temperature will make the difference in whether you see a cold rain or snow. We think the heaviest snow will most likely fall in a narrow band about a county or two wide, and it’s impossible to nail down exactly where that will be.

Bottom line - keep checking back for the very latest information.

01/02/2019
Winter Weather Update - January 1st 2019

Stay tuned to weather reports for updates. Be careful driving in ice and snow.

-------------------------------------- National Weather Service Norman, Oklahoma weather.gov/norman

Tragic event in our county.
01/01/2019

Tragic event in our county.

Unfortunately, OHP worked one fatality wreck early this morning where impairment is suspected.

Just after 1:30 am, OHP Troopers in Jackson County were called to a one-vehicle crash on the outskirts of Altus. Other motorists had stopped at the scene and noticed Jason Darnell Lenard, a 28-year-old male from Lawton, standing next to an overturned Dodge. Lenard was asking for help for his one-month-old infant who was trapped in the Dodge.

Lenard fled the scene on foot as bystanders worked to help the infant. Lenard was located within moments by Altus Police Officers who found him hiding nearby.

During the investigation, troopers determined that Angila Lenard, a 31-year-old female from Altus, was killed and pinned in the wreckage. Troopers also found that LJ Lenard, an 80-year-old male from Altus, was dead outside the overturned Dodge.

The OHP Traffic Homicide Unit has several troopers working this double-fatality motor vehicle death investigation along with Troopers from Troop M.

OHP is seeking information from anyone who:
• Was at the scene of the collision
• Has information on the pre-trip events of any of the involved parties on New Years Eve

OHP asks anyone with information to call the Troop M Headquarters at 580-477-2765

HAPPY NEW YEAR.  Stay safe out there.  From Jackson County EMS.
01/01/2019

HAPPY NEW YEAR. Stay safe out there. From Jackson County EMS.

Merry Christmas everyone.  Be safe and enjoy the holidays.
12/25/2018

Merry Christmas everyone. Be safe and enjoy the holidays.

Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management
12/23/2018

Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management

It's important to know how to spot frostbite and hypothermia during cold weather. Spotting it quickly allows you to get treatment before the condition worsens. Use these tips from the CDC to learn the signs and symptoms of frostbite and hypothermia.

Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management
12/06/2018

Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management

Governor Mary Fallin has declared a State of Emergency for the entire state in preparation for the incoming winter weather this weekend https://bit.ly/2El3r0S

Watch the weather forecasts and be prepared.
12/05/2018

Watch the weather forecasts and be prepared.

These are forecasts from early this morning. But it does offer insight as a guide of what to expect. As stated in the bottom picture "Forecast amounts will likely increase event gets closer!"

Continue to monitor Local TV, Radio, and Social Media for updates!

Altus Emergency Management
11/09/2018

Altus Emergency Management

Looks like we will see a mix of rain and snow Sunday night into Monday

Come join us in support of the volunteer fire departments.
11/07/2018

Come join us in support of the volunteer fire departments.

11/07/2018
NBC25 News

NBC25 News

The Westland, Michigan Police department has done everything it can to get people not to pass school busses with red flashing lights, and people wouldn't listen. Then they did this.

Don't forget to set your clocks tonight.
11/03/2018

Don't forget to set your clocks tonight.

11/01/2018
Altus Police Department

Statement from Altus police department.

We would like to address a concern regarding a student who made a threat and/or was arrested by Police. This is a false rumor circulating that began on social media. The Altus Police/Campus Police did not make any juvenile arrests. Contact was made with Campus Police who confirmed nothing of that nature happened.

Have a safe and happy Halloween everyone.
10/31/2018

Have a safe and happy Halloween everyone.

10/16/2018
UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute

Watch this from Altus Fire.

In a house fire, are you safer sleeping with your bedroom doors open or closed? See the dramatic, life-saving difference a door can make. #CloseBeforeYouDoze

Find more resources to share with your community online at closeyourdoor.org!

From our friends at OKC Fire.
10/16/2018

From our friends at OKC Fire.

Often called the invisible killer, carbon monoxide is an invisible, odorless, colorless gas created when fuels (such as gasoline, wood, coal, natural gas, propane, oil, and methane) burn incompletely. In the home, heating and cooking equipment that burn fuel can be sources of carbon monoxide.

• CO alarms should be installed in a central location outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home and in other locations where required by applicable laws, codes or standards. For the best protection, interconnect all CO alarms throughout the home. When one sounds, they all sound.
• Test CO alarms at least once a month; replace them according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
• If the audible trouble signal sounds, check for low batteries. If the battery is low, replace it. If it still sounds, call the fire department.
• If the CO alarm sounds, immediately move to a fresh air location outdoors or by an open window or door. Make sure everyone inside the home is accounted for. Call for help from a fresh air location and stay there until emergency personnel declare that it is safe to re-enter the home.
• If you need to warm a vehicle, remove it from the garage immediately after starting it. Do not run a vehicle or other fueled engine or motor indoors, even if garage doors are open.
• Gas or charcoal grills can produce CO — only use outside.

Western Oklahoma Weather " WOW "
10/06/2018

Western Oklahoma Weather " WOW "

10/05/2018

ALTUS, Oklahoma - A Silver Alert has been canceled after 88-year-old George Burlingame Jr. was found safe in Texas.

Altus police issued a Silver Alert after Burlingame seemed confused while trying to drive home from Ardmore.

Burlingame was found safe in Denton. His family is going to there to bring him home.

Already noticed some areas with high water on residential streets.  Be safe out there.
09/21/2018

Already noticed some areas with high water on residential streets. Be safe out there.

As heavy rain moves across our area today, flooding will be more of a concern. Stay safe!

09/19/2018
City of Altus

City of Altus

Use caution at Falcon Rd. & Main St. intersection as street improvements continue through the end of the week. We appreciate your patience with the progress!

Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics
09/17/2018

Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics

STATE AND FEDERAL AUTHORITIES WARN OF DEADLY COUNTERFEIT PILLS ON THE STREETS OF OKLAHOMA

The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics (OBN), Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI), and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) are working to identify the source of a deadly counterfeit prescription drug. OBN Spokesman Mark Woodward says in recent weeks, one person has died and another victim was hospitalized after purchasing the drug on the streets.

“It appears both victims bought what they thought was the prescription painkiller, Oxycodone. However, a sample of a pill submitted to the OSBI Lab tested positive for Fentanyl, a very powerful and cheap synthetic opioid often sold on the black-market by itself or used as filler in such drugs as heroin. These counterfeit pills have been pressed into the same shape, with the same color and brand markings as legitimate pharmaceutical Oxycodone, so it’s almost impossible to tell the difference out on the streets.” ---Mark Woodward, OBN Spokesman

The victim who survived the overdose from this counterfeit drug was saved by the administration of Narcan, a drug that can reverse an opioid overdose. Woodward says authorities want the public to be aware of this new threat to help prevent any additional victims of this drug. Anyone with information that could help investigators identify the source of these pills is urged to call OBN at 1-800-522-8031. Callers can remain anonymous.

City of Altus
09/13/2018

City of Altus

FALCON ROAD CLOSURE (from MAIN to GRADY)
Next MONDAY and TUESDAY, Sept. 17-18

Falcon Road closed from Main Street to Grady

Since street work will be done during the day, the traffic flow will be normal at night. The traffic lights at Falcon and Main will be on a timer for a few weeks.

We appreciate your patience and understanding during the progress and street improvements.

Never forget.
09/11/2018

Never forget.

City of Altus
09/04/2018

City of Altus

DRIVE WITH CAUTION - NORTH PARK LANE

Altus Power (Electric Department) is doing some work along North Park Lane between Falcon Road and trailer park at 2101 N. Park Lane. The outside (curbside) lane will be closed, marked off with orange traffic cones. The work is anticipated to take about 3 weeks. We appreciate your cooperation and patience.

09/04/2018
Safe Kids Worldwide

Safe Kids Worldwide

September is #BabySafetyMonth, a campaign to raise awareness of properly choosing and using baby products. Don’t forget a sure-fire way to prevent injury is direct supervision!

Go to www.babysafetymonth.org for more info

#BSM2018

CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response
09/01/2018

CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response

Happy National Preparedness Month! Learn more about this year's campaign, The Power of Preparedness: Prepare Your Health (#PrepYourHealth), and the various topics, including a look back at the #1918Flu pandemic, we will explore in September: http://ow.ly/t3H530lCNzk

Be safe.  Be aware of your surroundings.
09/01/2018
Department of Homeland Security

Be safe. Be aware of your surroundings.

Learn the signs of suspicious activity and if you see something suspicious, report who or what you saw, when you saw it, where it occurred and why it's suspicious to local authorities. https://bit.ly/2MCfVSE. #SeeSay #ProtectYourEveryDay

Safe Kids Oklahoma
08/29/2018
Safe Kids Oklahoma

Safe Kids Oklahoma

From the moment your baby starts to crawl, the world is a magical place filled with new adventures and discoveries. From a child’s perspective, everything is a potential mountain to climb, obstacle to overcome or mysterious place to investigate. Unintentional falls are the leading cause of non-fatal injuries for children in the United States. These injuries result from activities such as climbing on furniture, playing near an unsecured window, falling down stairs or playing on playgrounds. Parents please be cautious and mindful when allowing your children to crawl around the house or in new places. Please click the link below for some tips on preventing falls. #SafeKidsOK Safe Kids Worldwide

Safe Kids Oklahoma
08/27/2018

Safe Kids Oklahoma

At times parents can underestimate what they’re children are capable of doing. It is important that even when you think a child can’t get into your medicine, you keep them stored up and away and out of sight at all times. Help us keep Oklahoma children safe. #SafeKidsOK Oklahoma Center for Poison and Drug Information

Oklahoma Center for Poison and Drug Information
08/27/2018

Oklahoma Center for Poison and Drug Information

Taking a supplement could change the way a prescription drug works. Poison Centers receive many calls about interactions between medications and over-the-counter products or herbals. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist, or call a pharmacist at the Poison Helpline with your questions.

-Tell your pharmacist and doctor about any herbal, natural or homeopathic supplements your are taking.
-Follow the package instructions carefully when taking over-the-counter or "natural" supplements.
-Ask if there are any over-the-counter medications you should not be taking while on your prescription medications.

Safe Kids Oklahoma
08/24/2018
Safe Kids Oklahoma

Safe Kids Oklahoma

Carbon monoxide is a gas that you cannot see, taste or smell and results in the death of 184 children in the U.S. each year. Every year more than 20,000 children visit the emergency room because of carbon monoxide poisoning. You should have a carbon monoxide alarm on every level of your house. These alarms could save your life. Help us keep Oklahoma children safe. #SafeKidsOK Oklahoma Center for Poison and Drug Information

American Association of Poison Control Centers
08/21/2018

American Association of Poison Control Centers

Due to the increase in medicines, older adults are twice as likely as others to come to emergency departments for adverse drug events and nearly seven times more likely to be hospitalized after an emergency. Keep the Poison Help number handy and call if you have questions or suspect poisoning, 1-800-222-1222! #SeniorCitizensDay #OAMS

Always be prepared.  You never know when a disaster could happen.
08/17/2018

Always be prepared. You never know when a disaster could happen.

Be prepared for a disaster year-round. Gather and store your medications, medical supplies, prescriptions, and medical equipment. Include copies of your prescriptions, glasses or contacts, medical equipment and assistive technology, and personal hygiene and sanitation items.

KWHW AM/FM
08/15/2018

KWHW AM/FM

FIREFIGHTERS FROM ACROSS THE STATE LINE UP TO HONOR CLINTON
Funeral services for Madison Lee "Maddy" Clinton, Jr., 54, of Friendship, were held Wednesday, Aug. 15. Clinton passed away Friday, August 10, 2018 while battling a house fire north of Altus. Funeral services were held at the First Baptist Church of Altus, with Rev. Jim Brown officiating. Burial was to follow in the Navajoe Cemetery under the direction of the Kincannon Funeral Home and Cremation Service.
Along with family and friends, firemen from across the state lined up with their emergency vehicles outside the church to pay their respects. Police, EMS and other emergency responders were also in attendance. A firetruck parked on Main Street, with ladder extended, flew a large American flag over the street as the funeral procession passed.
Maddy served as a volunteer firefighter for the Friendship Fire Department for many years and was the assistant chief.
To view the full obituary, or for online tributes, visit kincannonfuneralhome.com

08/15/2018
Safe Kids Oklahoma

Safe Kids Oklahoma

Childproofing a home can be tricky. Use this new interactive tool to help find the six surprising household risks that even the most conscientious parents might overlook. #SafeKidsOK #homesafety Oklahoma Center for Poison and Drug Information

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