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Health department inspections:  July 21-25

Cindy Corley, Garland Health Department |  July 28, 2014

Each week the city of Garland Health Department conducts inspections of establishments where food is served.  Inspections include day care centers, retirement homes, school cafeterias, restaurants - fast food and dine-in, convenience stores, and grocery stores.

A failing grade includes anything below 60.  Any establishment scoring less than 70 is deemed "high risk" and inspection frequency of that establishment is increased.  Establishments scoring less than 50 are subject to mandatory closure.

Two of the three food preparation areas at Hawaiian Falls were partially closed for a few hours July 16 then reopened.

FACILITY NAME

STREET NUMBER

STREET NAME

ACTIVITY DATE

SCORE

7-ELEVEN #34114

11405

LBJ

7/25/2014

91

7-ELEVEN #36372

2435

MILLER

7/24/2014

70

AAA ADULT DAY CARE

3306

WALNUT

7/24/2014

77

CAPRISSI II PIZZA

3443

CAMPBELL

7/22/2014

91

CHICK-FIL-A

5425

GEORGE BUSH

7/21/2014

92

DENNY'S RESTAURANT

457

INTERSTATE 30

7/24/2014

79

EXPRESS WAY

3925

BROADWAY

7/23/2014

75

FLYING FISH

4430

LAVON

7/24/2014

61

III FELLA'S BBQ

2121

NORTHWEST

7/24/2014

90

JUDY'S CAFE

3443

CAMPBELL

7/23/2014

63

LA FITNESS JUICE BAR

1201

CENTERVILLE

7/21/2014

69

LA QUINTA INN & SUITES

375

I-30

7/24/2014

77

LITTLE CAESAR'S

6018

BROADWAY

7/24/2014

86

MAGIC LAND CHILD CARE CENTER

1517

BUCKINGHAM

7/22/2014

84

MCDONALD'S

1404

WALNUT

7/21/2014

81

MONTCLAIR ESTATES

801

LA PRADA

7/21/2014

85

OKAY GROCERY

2433

PARKCREST

7/25/2014

75

OLD TOWN STORE

509

AVENUE D

7/21/2014

87

ONE STOP SHOPPING

3620

WALNUT

7/25/2014

92

PANDA EXPRESS #1025

5345

GARLAND

7/21/2014

95

PETE'S

695

TOWN SQUARE BLVD

7/22/2014

66

PIZZA HUT

6850

SHILOH

7/24/2014

85

REMINGTON COLLEGE-DALLAS CAMPUS

1810

EASTGATE

7/23/2014

81

SAC QUICK STOP

3464

CAMPBELL

7/24/2014

84

SHOWPLACE CAFE

1950

MARKETPLACE

7/22/2014

69

S-K FOOD

1420

GLENBROOK

7/22/2014

84

STARBUCKS

5345

GARLAND

7/21/2014

94

STARBUCKS COFFEE

1101

CENTERVILLE

7/21/2014

92

SUBWAY

1801

MARKET PLACE

7/21/2014

80

SUBWAY #4740

3324

BROADWAY

7/19/2014

86

TEXAS LAND & CATTLE STEAK HOUSE

4881

BASS PRO

7/22/2014

72

VIDA SALUDABLE

3420

BROADWAY

7/22/2014

92

WAFFLE HOUSE #1637

3109

JUPITER

7/25/2014

93

WENDY'S

5235

GARLAND

7/21/2014

86

WING CITY

1456

BELTLINE

7/21/2014

89

 


Heat-related illness prevention tips

Posted July 28, 2014

With daily temperatures hovering around 100 degrees, it is important to be aware of the symptoms and treatment of heat-related illnesses as well as how to prevent them.

Heat-related illness is the result when the body cannot properly cool itself by sweating. Some conditions are too severe and sweating is not enough. When this happens, body temperature increases quickly and these high temperatures can cause damage to the brain and other vital organs.

Elderly and very young people, as well as those with mental illness and chronic diseases are at highest risk. However, even young, healthy people are at risk when participating in strenuous activities during extreme heat.

The following tips from the Center for Disease Control can help prevent heat-related illness and death:

  • Drink more fluids (nonalcoholic), regardless of activity level. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink. If your health care professional limits the amount of fluid you drink or if you take water pills, ask him/her how much you should drink during hot weather.
  • Don’t drink liquids that contain alcohol or large amounts of sugar as they cause you to lose more body fluid.
  • Avoid very cold drinks as they can cause stomach cramps.
  • Stay indoors and, if possible, in an air-conditioned place. If your home does not have air conditioning, go to the mall or library. Check with local health department to see if there are any heat-relief shelters in your area.
  • Electric fans may provide comfort, but when the heat is extreme, fans will not prevent heat-related illness. Taking a cool shower or bath, or moving to an air-conditioned place is more effective.
  • Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing.
  • NEVER leave anyone in a closed, parked vehicle.

·         Check regularly on infants and young children; people 65 or older; people who have mental illness; those who have chronic conditions such as heart disease or high blood pressure.

  • Visit at risk individuals at least twice a day and watch for signs of heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Infants and young children, of course, need much more frequent watching.

If you must be out in the heat:

  • Limit outdoor activity to morning and evening hours.
  • Cut down on exercise. If you must exercise, drink two to four glasses of cool, nonalcoholic fluids each hour.  A sports beverage can replace the salt and minerals you lose in sweat. However, if you are on a low-salt diet, talk with your health care professional before drinking a sports beverage.
  • Rest often in shady areas.
  • Protect yourself from the sun by wearing a wide-brimmed hat, which will keep you cooler) and sunglasses and by applying sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher (the most effective products say “broad spectrum” or “UVA/UVB protection” on labels.

Mosquitoes in Dallas County test positive for WNV

 

Kim Everett | July 27, 2014

 

Garland Health Department Environmental Health Manager, Cindy Corley, confirmed that as of Friday, July 25, no mosquitoes have tested positive for West Nile Virus in Garland this year.

 

That is not the case in other Dallas County cities including Balch Springs, Mesquite, Irving, Duncanville, Carrollton, Cedar Hill, Coppell and Dallas where 13 mosquito pools have tested positive as of that date.

 

Although there have been no positive results, GHD’s policy is to spray insecticide with truck-mounted equipment in areas where trap counts exceed 100. According to the city of Garland’s website, in addition to spraying, the Health Department also treats standing water and requires property owners to remove standing water.

 

GHD also asks residents to report dead blue jays or crows because they are an indication of WNV activity. Call 972-205-3720 to report dead birds or standing water.

The GDH suggests the following prevention methods:

 

·         Avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.
·         Limit outdoor activity near dawn and dusk. 
·         When outdoors during peak mosquito activity, consider wearing long pants and long sleeved, loose-fitting shirts. 
·         Treat exposed skin with a repellent that contains DEET and use according to label directions. Avoid getting repellent in eyes.
·         Ensure that window screens fit tightly and are in good condition. 
·         Eliminate any containers in yard that can hold water. 
·         Report properties where there are neglected swimming pools or stagnant water.

 

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, repellent can be safely used on children, with the exception of those containing oil of lemon eucalyptus, which should not to be used on children under the age of three. The EPA website also indicates that repellent is safe for pregnant and nursing women.

 

They offer the following safety tips:

 

  • Use only according to instructions on product label.

  • Apply repellents only to exposed skin and/or clothing. Do not apply under clothing.

  • Never use repellents over cuts, wounds or irritated skin.

  • Do not apply to eyes or mouth, and apply sparingly around ears.

  • Do not spray directly on your face—spray on your hands first and then apply to your face.

  • Do not allow children to handle or spray the product. When using on children, apply to your own hands first and then put it on the child.

  • Avoid applying repellent to children’s hands because they frequently put their hands in their eyes and mouths.

  • Use just enough to cover exposed skin and/or clothing. Heavy application does not offer better or longer lasting protection.

  • After going indoors, wash treated skin with soap and water or bathe. This is particularly important when repellents are used repeatedly in a day or on consecutive days.

  • If you (or your child) get a rash or other reaction from a repellent, stop using the repellent, wash the repellent off with mild soap and water, and call a local poison control center for further guidance. If you go to a doctor, take the product with you.

 

There is no specific treatment for West Nile Virus. Symptoms include fever, headache, muscle aches, confusion, nausea, rash and stiff neck. Anyone who experiences symptoms of WNV should see a doctor as soon as possible. 

 

Approximately one in five infected individuals will experience the symptoms above. Most recover quickly, but fatigue and weakness can last for weeks or months. Less than 1 percent of infected people will develop a serious neurologic illness such as encephalitis or meningitis.

 

The incubation period (time between getting bitten by infected mosquito and showing symptoms) can vary from three to 15 days.


Health department inspections:  July 14-18

Cindy Corley, Garland Health Department |  July 21, 2014

Each week the city of Garland Health Department conducts inspections of establishments where food is served.  Inspections include day care centers, retirement homes, school cafeterias, restaurants - fast food and dine-in, convenience stores, and grocery stores.

A failing grade includes anything below 60.  Any establishment scoring less than 70 is deemed "high risk" and inspection frequency of that establishment is increased.  Establishments scoring less than 50 are subject to mandatory closure.

Two of the three food preparation areas at Hawaiian Falls were partially closed for a few hours July 16 then reopened.

FACILITY NAME

STREET NUMBER

STREET NAME

ACTIVITY DATE

SCORE

ANOTHER SOUTHERN MAID

301

BUCKINGHAM

7/15/2014

95

BASS PRO BEVERAGES

4400

BASS PRO

7/15/2014

92

 

 

 

 

78

BENITO'S BAKERY

3160

SATURN

7/15/2014

89

BESA'S PIZZA, PASTA & SUBS

7602

JUPITER

7/15/2014

74

BEST WESTERN - LAKEVIEW INN

1635

INTERSTATE 30

7/15/2014

95

BRAUM'S ICE CREAM #55

5435

BROADWAY

7/14/2014

81

CHICKEN  & SEAFOOD

3246

WALNUT

7/14/2014

71

CORNER STORE #2171

829

MILLER

7/17/2014

89

ERNESTO'S MEXICAN RESTAURANT

1202

NORTHWEST

7/15/2014

71

E-Z MART #486

4102

BOBTOWN

7/18/2014

85

FAMILY DONUTS

833

MILLER

7/16/2014

84

FIRST MINIT MARKET

5150

DUCK CREEK

7/18/2014

97

FOOD MART ONE

2430

WALNUT

7/15/2014

88

GOLD MINE RESTAURANT

3127

FIRST

7/15/2014

81

HAWAIIAN FALLS ADVENTURE PARK

4550

GARLAND

7/16/2014

45

JACK IN THE BOX

1382

BELTLINE

7/18/2014

77

KROGER FOOD STORE #559

1406

WALNUT

7/17/2014

88

 

 

 

 

83

LA ESPIGA DE ORO

565

OATES

7/16/2014

73

MARKET LATINA RESTAURANT

3050

FIRST

7/14/2014

71

MCDONALD'S

5302

GARLAND

7/18/2014

86

MILLENNIUM DONUTS

503

GARLAND

7/14/2014

90

MINI-MART

1106

ROWLETT

7/18/2014

79

PIZZA HUT T1489

5301

GARLAND

7/17/2014

95

PUPUSERIA Y TAQUERIA EL MANA

1016

LAVON

7/15/2014

89

QUOC BAO BAKERY LO BANH MI

3419

WALNUT

7/15/2014

83

RALPH'S CHEVRON

1401

BELTLINE

7/16/2014

91

ROSI'S PUPUSERIA

1910

FIRST

7/18/2014

78

SMALL MIRACLES ACADEMY

5902

JUPITER

7/17/2014

87

SMARTWAY EXXON

2020

STATE HWY 66

7/18/2014

83

STAR FOOD MART

2014

JUPITER

7/17/2014

80

STARBUCKS

5301

GARLAND

7/17/2014

94

STARBUCKS #9932

4280

LAVON

7/18/2014

92

STARBUCKS COFFEE #9668

6075

BROADWAY

7/16/2014

81

SUBWAY #4740

3324

BROADWAY

7/19/2014

86

SUNDIAS FRESH

6531

DUCK CREEK

7/14/2014

92

SUNNY'S MART 2

1538

INTERSTATE 30

7/18/2014

90

SUNNY'S MART I

1502

INTERSTATE 30

7/17/2014

84

 

 

 

 

53

T.C. SHAVED ICE

3353

BROADWAY

7/14/2014

84

TAQUERIA "EL PRIMO"

3345

BROADWAY

7/18/2014

74

TAQUERIA MORELOS

2430

WALNUT

7/15/2014

74

WALMART SUPERCENTER #1800

1801

MARKET PLACE

7/17/2014

84

 

 

 

 

80

WALNUT BEER & WINE

3246

WALNUT

7/14/2014

95

WHATABURGER

4500

BASS PRO

7/15/2014

74

 


July:  National UV protection month

 
Kim  Everett | July 19, 2014
 
July is National UV protection month and a great time to learn more about sun safety for our skin. It protects us, so we must protect it. Overexposure to ultraviolet radiation from the sun can lead to numerous health problems including skin cancer, cataracts, other eye damage and immune system suppression. In addition, overexposure to the sun can cause premature skin aging, wrinkles and age spots.

 

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the U.S. with more than 3.5 million cases diagnosed each year. But you can enjoy time in the sun by taking some simple precautionary measures.

 

According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services website, the following steps are helpful:

 

Wear proper clothing and accessories. Long sleeved shirts and pants, wide-brimmed hats and wrap-around UV-resistant sunglasses provide the most effective protection.

 

Avoid the sun between 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. whenever possible. Try to stay in the shade when outdoors during these hours.

 

Use caution when near reflective surfaces including water, snow and sand. Skin can burn skin more quickly under these conditions.

 

Use caution at higher altitudes where there is less atmosphere to absorb UV radiation.

 

Apply sunscreen generously to exposed skin at least 20 minutes before going outside. The broad spectrum type protects against both UVA and UVB rays. The SPF value should be at least 15. Reapply sunscreen at least every two hours even if it is water-resistant.

 

Protect children. Getting even one severe sunburn can increase a child’s risk of developing melanoma later in life.

 

Make regular visits to a dermatologist. Early detection of melanoma can save your life. A new or changing mole should be evaluated by a dermatologist. Talk to your dermatologist about how often you should see him or her.

 


Health department inspections:  July 7-11

Cindy Corley, Garland Health Department |  July 16, 2014

Each week the city of Garland Health Department conducts inspections of establishments where food is served.  Inspections include day care centers, retirement homes, school cafeterias, restaurants - fast food and dine-in, convenience stores, and grocery stores.

A failing grade includes anything below 60.  Any establishment scoring less than 70 is deemed "high risk" and inspection frequency of that establishment is increased.  Establishments scoring less than 50 are subject to mandatory closure.

FACILITY NAME

STREET NUMBER

STREET NAME

ACTIVITY DATE

SCORE

6AM - 11PM FOOD STORE

2006

BUCKINGHAM

7/8/2014

84

7 MARES OSTIONERIA

3317

WALNUT

7/7/2014

84

ASIAN VILLAGE

3212

JUPITER

7/10/2014

85

CAMBIANDO VIDAS

4310

SATURN

7/7/2014

94

CHILDREN'S TREEHOUSE BUCKINGHAM

3317

BUCKINGHAM

7/9/2014

99

CHINA CAFE

906

INTERSTATE 30

7/9/2014

67

COOL CONES SHAVE ICE

3845

GARLAND

7/11/2014

89

GLENWOOD DAY SCHOOL

2446

APOLLO

7/10/2014

92

HOLLYWOOD USA MOVIES 15

4040

SHILOH

7/11/2014

98

HOME GROCERY

1225

BELTLINE

7/8/2014

85

I HEART YOGURT

305

CONEFLOWER

7/7/2014

75

JACK IN THE BOX

3480

ARAPAHO

7/8/2014

72

JACK IN THE BOX #711

335

GARLAND

7/9/2014

85

JACK IN THE BOX #785

1001

CENTERVILLE

7/8/2014

77

KONA ICE LLC

6202

LENNOX

7/10/2014

100

LITTLE CAESARS

1250

NORTHWEST

7/9/2014

81

LUCKY STAR FOOD STORE

3101

SATURN

7/7/2014

92

MAMA RUGI'S PIZZERIA

4040

SHILOH

7/11/2014

92

MCDONALD'S

7201

GEORGE BUSH

7/11/2014

80

MI COMIDA HONDURENA RESTAURANT

220

KINGSLEY

7/7/2014

82

MT. HEBRON DAYCARE

901

DAIRY

7/10/2014

93

OAK PARK SCHOOL

2402

FIREWHEEL

7/8/2014

96

OAKHILL DAY SCHOOL

1025

BRAND

7/11/2014

96

PANADERIA GUATEMALTECA LA MEJOR

1840

FIRST

7/9/2014

90

POPEYE'S CHICKEN & BISCUITS

1436

BELTLINE

7/8/2014

84

POTBELLY SANDWICH WORKS

4430

LAVON

7/7/2014

84

SMOOTHIE KING #995

5129

GARLAND

7/7/2014

83

SONIC DRIVE IN #3688

6130

JUPITER

7/10/2014

85

SUBWAY

5970

BROADWAY

7/10/2014

75

TACO BELL #27867

1050

NORTHWEST

7/9/2014

83

TACO BUENO #3059

5724

BROADWAY

7/10/2014

71

TOM THUMB #1783

2645

ARAPAHO

7/9/2014

80

 


Health department inspections:  June 30 - July 3

Cindy Corley, Garland Health Department |  July 8, 2014

Each week the city of Garland Health Department conducts inspections of establishments where food is served.  Inspections include day care centers, retirement homes, school cafeterias, restaurants - fast food and dine-in, convenience stores, and grocery stores.

A failing grade includes anything below 60.  Any establishment scoring less than 70 is deemed "high risk" and inspection frequency of that establishment is increased.  Establishments scoring less than 50 are subject to mandatory closure.

FACILITY NAME

STREET NUMBER

STREET NAME

ACTIVITY DATE

SCORE

BOBA HEAVEN

3112

JUPITER

7/2/2014

58

CARNICERIA Y TAQUERIA LA PRIMERA

119

KINGSLEY

7/1/2014

83

CHILDTIME LEARNING CENTER

985

BRAND

6/30/2014

93

CHINA STAR

2425

WALNUT

7/1/2014

80

CHURCH'S CHICKEN

2520

WALNUT

6/30/2014

82

CONCORDIA LEARNING CENTER

5702

JUPITER

7/2/2014

99

CRAZY CATFISH

805

CENTERVILLE

7/1/2014

80

DUNKIN DONUTS

803

CENTERVILLE

7/2/2014

75

EASTSIDE CHILD DEVELOPMENT CTR

2000

FIRST

7/2/2014

88

EL POLLO REGIO

1440

WALNUT

6/30/2014

74

EL RIO GRANDE SUPERMARKET

3460

WALNUT

6/30/2014

66

FIESTA MART

2940

FIRST

7/1/2014

77

G & G FOOD MART

1432

BUCKINGHAM

7/1/2014

68

GARLAND GRILL

3421

KINGSLEY

7/1/2014

82

GOAL FOOD MARKET- CONV. STORE

717

FIFTH

6/30/2014

95

GOAL FOOD MARKET-DELI

717

FIFTH

6/30/2014

90

LUPILLO'S TAQUERIA

100

AVENUE D

7/2/2014

83

MEKONG MARKET

1609

BUCKINGHAM

7/2/2014

82

MONTERREY TAQUERIAS

901

BELTLINE

7/2/2014

85

OAK CREEK SCHOOL

3429

COLLINS

7/2/2014

97

ONE STAR FOOD MART #2

1102

LAVON

7/1/2014

95

PANADERIA SANTA ANA

1016

LAVON

7/1/2014

91

PANDA-JR CHINESE RESTAURANT

834

BELTLINE

7/2/2014

77

SALUD Y VIDA

1701

FIFTH

6/30/2014

91

SHIPLEY DONUTS

4750

JUPITER

7/1/2014

86

STAR BUKRI'S CATERING

2026

JUPITER

7/2/2014

75

STOP N SAK

530

NICKENS

6/30/2014

90

SUBWAY

3112

JUPITER

7/1/2014

90

TIENDA GUANACO

1718

FIRST

6/30/2014

89

WHIP IN #109

3405

BROADWAY

6/30/2014

91

 


Health department inspections:  June 23-27

Cindy Corley, Garland Health Department |  June 30, 2014

Each week the city of Garland Health Department conducts inspections of establishments where food is served.  Inspections include day care centers, retirement homes, school cafeterias, restaurants - fast food and dine-in, convenience stores, and grocery stores.

A failing grade includes anything below 60.  Any establishment scoring less than 70 is deemed "high risk" and inspection frequency of that establishment is increased.  Establishments scoring less than 50 are subject to mandatory closure.

FACILITY NAME

STREET NUMBER

STREET NAME

ACTIVITY DATE

SCORE

BIEN XANH

3465

WALNUT

6/23/2014

70

CHUCK E. CHEESE

4992

GEORGE BUSH

6/25/2014

71

DAVID'S MEAT MARKET, INC.

4010

JUPITER

6/26/2014

94

DONG QUE

3555

WALNUT

6/25/2014

55

DUCK CREEK GOLF CLUB

2800

DIAMOND OAKS

6/23/2014

89

EGG ROLL CITY

1721

BELTLINE

6/24/2014

93

EL RIO GRANDE #4

901

MILLER

6/26/2014

84

EZ GOOD FOOD MART

1560

FIRST

6/23/2014

81

FIREWHEEL MONTESSORI ACADEMY

1951

PLEASANT VALLEY

6/24/2014

91

FUZZY'S TACO SHOP

5125

GEORGE BUSH

6/23/2014

68

GARDEN RESTAURANT

3555

WALNUT

6/24/2014

69

GARLAND FISH CITY GRILL, L.P.

445

CONEFLOWER

6/24/2014

54

GRANPA'S BARNYARD SCHOOL

1521

ROWLETT

6/25/2014

95

GRILL 64

600

CAMPBELL

6/23/2014

91

HANA JAPANESE HIBACHI & SUSHI

1201

BELTLINE

6/24/2014

74

JAIMES DONUTS

6850

SHILOH

6/27/2014

89

LA CENTROAMERICANA

1437

KINGSLEY

6/23/2014

97

LIFETIME FITNESS

5602

NAAMAN FOREST

6/25/2014

63

MCDONALD'S

119

BUCKINGHAM

6/25/2014

97

 

3285

BROADWAY

6/26/2014

72

OCEAN BUFFET

1328

CENTERVILLE

6/25/2014

76

OLIVE OIL PIZZERIA

552

I-30

6/24/2014

84

ON THE BORDER MEXICAN CAFE

1350

NORTHWEST

6/23/2014

82

OUTBACK STEAKHOUSE

4902

GEORGE BUSH

6/26/2014

89

PANCHO'S RESTAURANT

1201

MILLER

6/23/2014

70

PICOSITOS CANTINA

1456

BELTLINE

6/25/2014

51

PIZZA PATRON

2930

FIRST

6/24/2014

83

PRIMROSE SCHOOL OF FIREWHEEL

5074

GEORGE BUSH

6/26/2014

96

RESTAURANTE DE DOÑA MARY

2918

JUPITER

6/27/2014

79

RICE XPRESS

2402

WALNUT

6/23/2014

65

SALVAGE PUB & GRILL

601

STATE

6/24/2014

94

SOULMAN'S BBQ

3410

BROADWAY

6/26/2014

70

SPRING CREEK BBQ

3335

GEORGE BUSH

6/26/2014

83

TANGO BAKERY & CAFE

4436

WALNUT

6/24/2014

77

TIENDA Y RESTAURANTE SANTA ROSA

149

KINGSLEY

6/23/2014

76

VIET TOFU

3555

WALNUT

6/26/2014

68

WALMART SUPERCENTER #1800

1801

MARKET PLACE

6/25/2014

87

WAYNE'S GROCERY

609

DAIRY

6/27/2014

89

YOGURTLAND

4170

LAVON

6/27/2014

79

Z MAGIC CAFE

405

COUNTRY CLUB

6/24/2014

86

 


Firefighters urge caution near fireworks

 

Posted June 28, 2014

 

Independence Day, unfortunately, is one of the busiest days of the year for firefighters. According to the National Fire Protection Association, more fires are reported on the Fourth of July than on any other day of the year, and two out of five are fireworks-related incidents.

 

IAFF Local 1293 advises that the best way to enjoy fireworks and prevent injury is to watch a professional show. “Consumer fireworks are dangerous and the risks to personal safety and the safety of the community are significant,” Local 1293 spokesperson David Riggs said.

 

Fireworks injured 9,600 people in the United States in 2011, according to NFPA. Celebrating July 4th with fireworks, cookouts and community events can quickly turn to disaster if proper precautions are not taken.

 

Children are especially at risk. In 2011, 26 percent of victims with injuries were under 15 according to NFPA. Children should never play with fireworks. Even sparklers can reach 1200º Fahrenheit.

“Fireworks are not legal in Garland. Legal or not, if you decide to ignore these words of caution and set off your own fireworks display, precautions need to be taken, and taken seriously,” Riggs said. “While pretty, fireworks can be very, very dangerous.”

 

Please only call 9-1-1 for potentially life-threatening situations so fire fighters are available to respond quickly when lives are in danger.

“If you are reporting a noise complaint, there is another number to call for that,” Riggs said. “Dial 972-485-4840 for all non-life-threatening situations.”

 

For more information about fireworks safety, visit http://www.nfpa.org/fireworks. To check the legality of fireworks in your state, visit http://www.usfireworks.biz/legal/legal.htm.

 

Local 1293 July 4 Public Safety Checklist

 

If you insist on setting off your own fireworks, the NFPA recommends taking these precautions. Local 1293 members want you and your family to be safe.

 

·      Only buy fireworks from a licensed seller - not someone on the street or from someone’s house.

·      Read and follow instructions on the fireworks before lighting.

·      Have water handy in case of an emergency.

·      Only use fireworks in an open, outdoor area.

·      Light the fireworks on a hard surface and be cautious of any wind.

·      Have a designated person to set off the fireworks who avoids alcohol and does not wear loose clothing.

·      Make sure that the designated person wears safety goggles and close toed shoes.

·      Do not alter or combine fireworks.

·      Aim the firework away from houses, dry leaves, flammable materials and people.

·      Never extend a body part over the device.

·      Light only one at a time.

·      Never relight a “dud” firework.

·      Wait 20 minutes after setting off the firework to approach it, and then soak it in water.

 

Remember, the best way to enjoy fireworks and prevent injury is to watch a professional show.

 

Firewheel Town Center is hosting the Star Spangled Spectacular which ends with a firework show.


Health department inspections:  June 16-20

Cindy Corley, Garland Health Department |  June 23, 2014

Each week the city of Garland Health Department conducts inspections of establishments where food is served.  Inspections include day care centers, retirement homes, school cafeterias, restaurants - fast food and dine-in, convenience stores, and grocery stores.

A failing grade includes anything below 60.  Any establishment scoring less than 70 is deemed "high risk" and inspection frequency of that establishment is increased.  Establishments scoring less than 50 are subject to mandatory closure.

FACILITY NAME

STREET NUMBER

STREET NAME

ACTIVITY DATE

SCORE

AUNTIE ANNE'S

295

CEDAR SAGE

6/20/2014

89

BARNES & NOBLE BOOKSELLERS, INC.

190

CEDAR SAGE

6/20/2014

89

BLUE IVEY SCHOOL

2101

FIREWHEEL

6/18/2014

96

BOZZANO PRODUCE PACKING COMPANY

2717

MARKET

6/16/2014

94

CAFE MAI

3465

WALNUT

6/17/2014

77

CHARLEY'S GRILLED SUBS

635

TOWN SQUARE

6/20/2014

96

CHILL ZONE BEER & WINE #2

3115

FIRST

6/17/2014

97

CHOPSTICK EXPRESS

2321

WALNUT

6/18/2014

65

CHURCH'S CHICKEN #1564

5602

BROADWAY

6/18/2014

85

CRISTINA'S FINE MEXICAN RESTAURANT

4170

LAVON

6/19/2014

84

DANG XUA CAFE

4460

WALNUT

6/18/2014

71

DONUT PLAZA

1745

COUNTRY CLUB

6/19/2014

90

EDDIE'S NAPOLI'S ITALIAN BISTRO

4280

LAVON

6/19/2014

82

FIRST CHINESE BBQ

3465

WALNUT

6/17/2014

73

FURRS FRESH BUFFET #148

1540

EASTGATE

6/18/2014

74

GENERATOR COFFEE HOUSE & BAKERY

107

SIXTH

6/19/2014

96

GOLDEN WOK

1311

MARKETPLACE

6/19/2014

61

GRAN MACHU PICCHU PERUVIAN REST.

1425

NORTHWEST

6/18/2014

88

JEWELLS PALACE

830

BELTLINE

6/19/2014

69

KIDS GREEN ACRE SCHOOL

675

OATES

6/18/2014

97

KIM LAN FOOD TO GO

3347

WALNUT

6/18/2014

74

KINDER CARE LEARNING CENTER

1321

NORTHWEST

6/18/2014

99

LA MICHOACANA

2114

KINGSLEY

6/19/2014

69

 

 

 

 

68

LA REAL MICHOACANA #5

1101

NORTHWEST

6/16/2014

90

LAS BRISAS ANNEX CAFE

2101

WALNUT

6/17/2014

72

LAVON BEER & WINE FOOD STORE

2376

LAVON

6/20/2014

90

LIGHT HOUSE ACADEMY

4222

ROSEHILL

6/19/2014

98

LITTLE CAESARS

1835

GARLAND

6/20/2014

92

ORCHARD HILLS GROCERY

1326

KINGSLEY

6/18/2014

89

PAPA MURPHY'S

3015

ARAPAHO

6/19/2014

80

PHO CA DAO NOODLE & GRILL

4545

WALNUT

6/18/2014

83

PHUONG NAM RESTAURANT

4413

WALNUT

6/19/2014

76

PUPUSERIA Y RESTAURANTE MAMA TITA

618

JUPITER

6/19/2014

80

REGALO DE VIDA Y SALUD

3419

WALNUT

6/20/2014

92

STERLING EARLY LEARNING CENTER

1238

BELTLINE

6/20/2014

82

TACO BUENO #3095

1936

FIRST

6/16/2014

80

TIENDA HONDURAS MAYA

2602

WALNUT

6/20/2014

94

TIENDA HONDURAS MAYA- TAQUERIA

2602

WALNUT

6/20/2014

71

TOM YUM THAI RESTAURANT

3313

BELTLINE

6/17/2014

57

TONY'S DINER

3112

JUPITER

6/16/2014

72

YOBERRY

909

NORTHWEST

6/16/2014

99

 


Health department inspections:  June 9-13

Cindy Corley, Garland Health Department |  June 16, 2014

Each week the city of Garland Health Department conducts inspections of establishments where food is served.  Inspections include day care centers, retirement homes, school cafeterias, restaurants - fast food and dine-in, convenience stores, and grocery stores.

A failing grade includes anything below 60.  Any establishment scoring less than 70 is deemed "high risk" and inspection frequency of that establishment is increased.  Establishments scoring less than 50 are subject to mandatory closure.

FACILITY NAME

STREET NUMBER

STREET NAME

ACTIVITY DATE

SCORE

BANH MI #1

3212

JUPITER

6/9/2014

68

BON TON DONUTS

1225

BELTLINE

6/9/2014

82

BURGER ISLAND

1250

NORTHWEST

6/9/2014

66

CHILI'S GRILL & BAR

1775

NORTHWEST

6/11/2014

91

 

3271

GEORGE BUSH

6/9/2014

76

CHINA CITY

6022

BROADWAY

6/12/2014

73

CORNER FOOD MART

4460

WALNUT

6/11/2014

54

CORNER STOP

775

BUCKINGHAM

6/11/2014

95

 

 

 

 

75

DONUTS DONUTS

141

CENTERVILLE

6/12/2014

64

DUONG GIO CHA

3801

WALNUT

6/10/2014

77

FOR KIDS ONLY CHILD LEARNING CTR

5210

DUCK CREEK

6/11/2014

99

FRUTILANDIA/WATER INC.

1402

NORTHWEST

6/11/2014

76

GAURI BHIMANI DELI

1935

JUPITER

6/12/2014

76

GENGHIS GRILL - MONGOLIAN STIRFRY

215

CONEFLOWER

6/9/2014

81

HEAVEN KITCHEN

2376

LAVON

6/11/2014

73

HYATT PLACE - GARLAND

5101

GEORGE BUSH

6/11/2014

67

INDIA GARDEN

433

INTERSTATE 30

6/9/2014

63

IRON WOK EXPRESS

3235

GARLAND

6/9/2014

84

JACK IN THE BOX #716

3101

FIRST

6/12/2014

88

LA FRANCAISE FRENCH BAKERY

201

GOLD

6/11/2014

68

LAS PRIMITAS PANADERIA

813

CASTLE

6/11/2014

88

MARISCOS DEL GOLFO

1444

CASTLE

6/9/2014

86

MARK III CATERING

2621

INDUSTRIAL

6/10/2014

96

MARLEN TAQUERIA Y PUPUSERIA

1901

JUPITER

6/12/2014

52

MAYBERRY GARDENS

3262

GARLAND

6/12/2014

98

 

3264

GARLAND

6/12/2014

97

MCDONALD'S

509

INTERSTATE 30

6/9/2014

85

MY CANH

4535

WALNUT

6/12/2014

56

NENA'S MEXICAN RESTAURANT

1440

CASTLE

6/9/2014

86

NEW CENTURY MONTESSORI ACADEMY

1625

FERRIS

6/12/2014

95

ON THE BORDER MEX GRILL-CANTINA

4970

GEORGE BUSH

6/12/2014

59

PRIMO'S TEX-MEX GRILLE

4861

BASS PRO

6/11/2014

75

QUOC HUONG RESTAURANT

3112

JUPITER

6/11/2014

64

RAZZOO'S CAJUN CAFE

310

CONEFLOWER

6/10/2014

67

S & T FOOD STORE

3845

GARLAND

6/13/2014

84

SALI'S PIZZA & PASTA

1238

BELTLINE

6/9/2014

57

SCOOTERS

1401

NORTHWEST

6/11/2014

81

SNS FOOD MART

2518

KINGSLEY

6/9/2014

87

 

 

 

 

77

SURF AND SWIM

440

OATES

6/11/2014

92

TAJ BIRIYANI HOUSE

6246

BROADWAY

6/12/2014

61

THACH THAO

3212

JUPITER

6/12/2014

73

TONY'S CRAWFISH & BANH CUON THANG LONG

3347

BELTLINE

6/10/2014

71

VICTOR'S TAQUERIA

2441

WALNUT

6/12/2014

66

WILLIAMS CHICKEN #23

809

CENTERVILLE

6/11/2014

71

WOWDY DONUT

3035

SHILOH

6/12/2014

94

 


Health department inspections:  May 31 - June 5

Cindy Corley, Garland Health Department |  June 9, 2014

Each week the city of Garland Health Department conducts inspections of establishments where food is served.  Inspections include day care centers, retirement homes, school cafeterias, restaurants - fast food and dine-in, convenience stores, and grocery stores.

A failing grade includes anything below 60.  Any establishment scoring less than 70 is deemed "high risk" and inspection frequency of that establishment is increased.  Establishments scoring less than 50 are subject to mandatory closure.

FACILITY NAME

STREET NUMBER

STREET NAME

ACTIVITY DATE

SCORE

7-ELEVEN CONVENIENCE STORE #35761

1426

BELTLINE

6/2/2014

92

ANITA'S LIFE

1110

LAVON

6/5/2014

81

APPLEBEE'S RESTAURANT

1440

EASTGATE

6/5/2014

63

ART BAKERY

3112

JUPITER

6/2/2014

83

BURGER STREET

2935

GARLAND

6/4/2014

76

CHA BONG #1

3212

JUPITER

6/5/2014

75

CHAO VIT THANH DA

3212

JUPITER

6/3/2014

70

CHUCK E. CHEESE

1340

CENTERVILLE

5/31/2014

94

CICI'S PIZZA

4441

BASS PRO

6/5/2014

75

CRAWFISH HUT

3212

JUPITER

6/5/2014

81

EL LANGOSTINO AZUL

718

CENTERVILLE

5/31/2014

81

EL POLLO REGIO

501

PLANO

6/6/2014

80

EUREST DINING SERVICES -RAYTHEON

1200

JUPITER

6/4/2014

81

HAWAIIAN FALLS ADVENTURE PARK

4550

GARLAND

6/5/2014

64

ISLAMORADA FISH COMPANY

5001

BASS PRO

6/5/2014

81

JIMMY'S BIG BURGER

1524

NORTHWEST

6/5/2014

71

LA RANCHERA SUPERMARKET #4

3160

SATURN

6/2/2014

85

 

 

 

 

82

LA SUPER PALETERIA

3325

WALNUT

6/4/2014

76

LAKE CITIES MONTESSORI SCHOOL

1935

CENTERVILLE

6/3/2014

83

LAKEWOOD BREWING CO., LLC

2302

EXECUTIVE

6/3/2014

97

MILLER FINA

1330

MILLER

6/4/2014

93

 

 

 

 

86

NUTRITIONAL CLUB LOS AMIGOS

2017

SATURN

6/4/2014

94

ON A RUN FOOD STORE

723

MILLER

6/2/2014

77

ON A RUN FOOD STORE- DELI

719

MILLER

6/2/2014

74

PAPA JOHN'S PIZZA #1065

5952

BROADWAY

6/3/2014

68

PEPPERS TACO INC.

1818

NORTHWEST

6/5/2014

72

QUIKTRIP #907

3011

SHILOH

6/2/2014

89

RACETRAC #560

2646

JUPITER

6/4/2014

67

REGGAE WINGS & TINGS INC

5481

BROADWAY

6/2/2014

76

RICE BOWL EXPRESS

4018

BROADWAY

6/3/2014

79

SAMS BEER AND WINE

715

MILLER

6/2/2014

92

SUBWAY

3035

SHILOH

6/2/2014

95

WINGSTOP

2334

BUCKINGHAM

6/3/2014

63

 


National Safety Council offers tips

 

Posted June 8, 2014

 

The school year is over and students and their families are looking forward to a fun-filled summer. To help everyone have a great summer, The National Safety Council has published the summer safety tips below:

 

Sun Safety

 

With one in five Americans developing skin cancer, childhood education about sun safety is a vital step toward reducing risk and improving public health.  Overexposure to the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays seriously threatens human health. Besides the immediate effect of sunburn, over time excess UV radiation can cause skin cancer, eye damage, immune system suppression, and premature aging. About 23 percent of lifetime sun exposure occurs before the age of 18. Learning about sun safety and dangers of sunbeds is the key to reducing the risk of future health problems.

 

Water Safety

 

According to NSC Injury Facts, 3,858 people died in 2008 due to drowning, including swimming and water transport accidents. More than one in five drowning victims are children 14-years-old and younger, and for every child who dies from drowning, another four receive emergency department care for nonfatal submersion injuries. Most drowning and near-drowning incidents happen when a child falls into a pool or is left alone in the bathtub.

 

Surviving the Hot Weather

 

Heat illness includes a range of disorders that result when your body is exposed to more heat than it can handle. Anybody not accustomed to hot weather is at risk of suffering from heatstroke (the most serious and life-threatening heat-related illness) as well as heat exhaustion and heat cramps.

 

Heatstroke in vehicles has become an increasing issue for young children, causing 43 fatalities in 2013, according to SafeKids. Children overheat three to five times faster than adults, making hot cars lethal in just minutes.

 

Impaired Driving

 

In 2010, there were 10,228 deaths in crashes involving a driver with a BAC of .08 or higher – 31 percent of all traffic fatalities for the year. While it is illegal to drive with a .08 blood alcohol concentration in all 50 states, driving ability can be impaired below the legal limit too. If you are drinking, do not drive. If you plan to drink, designate a non-drinking driver.

 

Fireworks Safety

 

Summer brings picnics, barbecues, parades and fireworks displays, especially around the 4th of July. Summer also brings an increase in injuries from backyard grills, bonfires and fireworks. In 2010, fireworks caused an estimated 15,500 reported fires, including 1,100 structure fires. These fires resulted in an estimated 8,600 people treated in emergency rooms for fireworks-related injuries, 39 percent of whom were under 15 years of age.