Be the one who knows what to do until help arrives

You called 9-1-1. Now what? Battalion Chief Mike Riebel and Dublin Emergency Dispatchers will offer information and skills that could make you a lifesaver on the scene of an emergency. Learn what you can do to help an injured person while you wait for …Read More

Students may not know or follow rules when crossing street

Dublin Schools students returned to school August 14. Many are excited, preoccupied in conversation with friends, or using their cell phone as they walk, run, bicycle, or scooter to and from school. Don’t assume students will know when it is safe to cross a …Read More

Recycle bins should contain only six kinds of recyclables

Manufacturers who make products using recyclables create the demand for recyclables to be collected, processed and marketed. To make their businesses profitable, they need at supply of recyclables that is free of contamination. Please make sure you put only these items in your recycle …Read More

Get ALERTed of local and county-wide emergencies

Receive emergency notifications about severe weather and disasters as well as location-specific information regarding crime alerts, road closures, transportation incidents, utility outages, government closings and other important community news. Register for ALERT Franklin County at

Store, maintain and use propane with care

It’s grilling season which also makes it the season for propane tanks. Propane is a clean-burning, economical, and convenient fuel source. But, as with any fuel source, especially one that is in a pressurized tank, care, caution and proper use is important. Cylinder tanks must …Read More

Before you move your child into campus housing

Before moving in to campus housing, confirm the necessary equipment and policies are in place that help reduce the risk of injury or even death from fire. Is it equipped with an automatic fire sprinkler system? Sprinklers provide a vital first line of defense …Read More

Friends by the fire

Fire pits are allowed in Dublin as long as the fire container is at least 15 feet from any structure or burnable surface and the size of the fire does not exceed three feet wide by two feet high. Avoid burning during windy conditions …Read More

Keep Fireworks to the 4th

Americans celebrate our Nation’s birthday in many ways, with food, family, friends and fireworks being among the most common ingredients in 4th of July celebrations. Of these, fireworks are probably the most intrusive for the loud popping, hissing and cracking sounds they make. So when the …Read More

Know the flow before you row

Before you venture into the Scioto River with your kayak or canoe, check the river’s water level and speed to determine if conditions are safe. They can change rapidly after a rain event or snow melt, becoming too dangerous for even an experienced paddler. …Read More

Start swimming lessons around age 1

Drowning is the leading cause of injury-related death in U.S. children ages 1 to 4, and the third-leading cause of unintentional injury-related death in kids ages 5 to 19, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). In its newest water safety guidelines, the AAP …Read More