Ho-Chunk Nation Motor Vehicle Injury Prevention

Ho-Chunk Nation Motor Vehicle Injury Prevention Our program strives to enhance the awareness and the safety of all of our Ho-Chunk Nation members and everyone in our communities.
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11/26/2019
Leave Your Phone Alone 'Til You Get Home

Remember this during the start of the Holiday Season!

In conjunction with Distracted Driving Awareness Month, WisDOT’s Intertribal Task Force recently unveiled a 30-second public service video created in partner...

09/30/2019
The Doctors

Please take the time to watch this video! This could save your child's life. Avoid the Car Seat Hack!

The mom CAR SEAT HACK that could lead to internal DECAPITATION of your child!?! Orthopedic spine surgeon Dr. Hooman Melamed shows which product you should never use.

08/26/2019
"Imagine"

Safety Equals Freedom! Think of your children's future!

Imagine a world where all kids have a chance to grow up healthy and safe, no matter where they live. Where kids can reach their potential and become whatever...

National Night Out Tuesday, August 6th 5pm - 7pm at Lunda Park!  Come see Ho-Chunk Nation's Driving Simulator!
08/06/2019

National Night Out Tuesday, August 6th 5pm - 7pm at Lunda Park! Come see Ho-Chunk Nation's Driving Simulator!

Remember your pets today!
07/19/2019

Remember your pets today!

It's only getting hotter. Remember to never leave children or pets along in a vehicle even for a short time. It's dangerous. #HeatStrokeKills

Wisconsinites to take Preventiative Steps Ahead of Expected Dangerous Heatwave!The National Weather Service has issued a...
07/19/2019

Wisconsinites to take Preventiative Steps Ahead of Expected Dangerous Heatwave!

The National Weather Service has issued an Excessive Heat Watch for portions of southwestern Wisconsin. Heat indices ranging from the upper 90s to over 100 across all of southern Wisconsin are possible by Friday. Combined with dewpoints in the low to mid-70s, this could create a hazardous situation that may linger into Saturday.

“Be sure to check on elderly neighbors and family members regularly, to make sure they are safe,” said Wisconsin Emergency Management Administrator Dr. Darrell L. Williams. “Isolated individuals who may not know how to cool off, may not have air conditioning, or who are hesitant to ask for help are especially vulnerable.”

The public is urged to consider taking the following steps during the upcoming heatwave to help protect themselves and others:
• Drink plenty of water – Do not wait until you are thirsty to start drinking. Take regular breaks to hydrate, especially if you are spending time outdoors.
• Find a cool place – Seek air-conditioned homes or public spaces. Check with local community resources, which may open cooling centers. Avoid spending time outdoors during the hottest parts of the day.
• Watch for signs of heat-related illness – If you start feeling dizzy, nauseous, weak, and are sweating excessively, you may be suffering from heat exhaustion. Get to a cool place and drink water. If your body temperatures spikes, you lose consciousness or experience a throbbing headache, you may be suffering heatstroke and should seek immediate medical attention!
• Check on elderly or disabled neighbors – Friends and family who have mobility issues or other impairments may not notice temperatures rising. Make sure they have access to the resources they need to remain safe.
• Don’t leave people, especially children, and pets in cars – The temperature inside a parked, closed car can climb 20 degrees in just 10 minutes, leading to life-threatening conditions. Never leave people or pets in vehicles, even for just a few minutes!
• Protect pets and livestock – Hot weather can also put the lives of animals at risk. Make sure they have access to plenty of water and shaded areas to get out of the sun. Consider bringing pets inside a cool basement.
To find more tips for staying safe from the heat visit ReadyWisconsin (https://readywisconsin.wi.gov/be-informed/extreme-heat/), the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/climate/heat.htm), and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (https://datcp.wi.gov/Pages/Programs_Services/PetsWeather.aspx).

Car seats save lives,
07/08/2019

Car seats save lives,

THIS is why you buckle your kids into their car seats correctly every SINGLE time. Even when they scream because the straps are tight. Even when they complain about the chest clip or being rear facing. We stopped for milk on the way home from preschool yesterday. We were minutes from home. Someone sped through a red light and slammed into us. You never think it will happen to you. My boys escaped without a scratch but the paramedics told me it could have been very different had I not taken the extra 2 minutes to be sure they were buckled correctly. I will be fine, my kids are fine, everything else can be replaced. Sending thanks to God for keeping us safe (along with Honda, Graco & Chicco). -Jenna Casado Rabberman

Car Seat Product Recalls: Safe Kids is dedicated to providing you with a comprehensive list of monthly child-related rec...
07/03/2019

Car Seat Product Recalls:

Safe Kids is dedicated to providing you with a comprehensive list of monthly child-related recalls collected from the major federal agencies: the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Food and Drug Administration and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. We also bring you any news and consumer concerns about children's products.

Remember that safety recalls don’t expire, so check our product recalls pages regularly, especially if you receive hand-me-downs or buy children’s products at a secondhand shop or yard sale.

https://www.safekids.org/product-recalls?utm_campaign=Product-Recalls&utm_source=email-newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Top-Tips-July-3-Product-Recalls

Make sure you stop by the Red Creek Elementary School for the Black River Falls Bike Rodeo! Starts at 10 am!
06/08/2019

Make sure you stop by the Red Creek Elementary School for the Black River Falls Bike Rodeo! Starts at 10 am!

The Ho-Chunk Nation Environmental Health Department is proud to announce we received a Motor Vehicle and Injury Preventi...
06/03/2019

The Ho-Chunk Nation Environmental Health Department is proud to announce we received a Motor Vehicle and Injury Prevention Special Project Grant for the purchase of a portable driving simulator and funding for 90 student to attend defensive driving classes. These classes will be offered to tribal members free of charge. The classes are designed for a variety of students ranging from teenage-probationary drivers, aging or elderly drivers looking to improve or review driving skills, or drivers who have been in an accident, and ticketed drivers (asking for point reduction).

Students that sign up for classes will have access and driving time on our driving simulator. The driver simulator training system is a computer –bases instructional system that utilizes multimedia instruction and driving simulation for driver’s education. The overall goal of the system is to reduce the elevated crash risk and reported risk taking behavior by drivers, and provide driver education programs with focuses on the training of driving hazard perception and response.

If you know a tribal member that could benefit from these classes spots are limited so sign up right away. Class dates July 29, August 12, September 23, October 14 & November 4, 2019.
Sign up by contacting Lisa Herritz
715-284-9851 ext.5022

Wisconsin Department of Transportation
06/03/2019
Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Deer are active again. Last year in Wisconsin, 515 motorists were injured in deer/vehicle crashes and four people were killed – all four fatalities were motorcyclists. Stay alert. bit.ly/2HJ1R9s

05/24/2019
Leave Your Phone Alone 'Til You Get Home

Remember this when you call someone who may be driving on the road!

In conjunction with Distracted Driving Awareness Month, WisDOT’s Intertribal Task Force recently unveiled a 30-second public service video created in partner...

Nekoosa Healrh Fair today! Time 9-3pm. Where Ho-Chunk Gaming Nekoosa Banquet Hall.  Come join us today!
05/16/2019

Nekoosa Healrh Fair today! Time 9-3pm. Where Ho-Chunk Gaming Nekoosa Banquet Hall. Come join us today!

Please be sure to check your car seat expiration date!
03/23/2019
NHTSA

Please be sure to check your car seat expiration date!

Millions of cars have open recalls. Repairing them is free.

02/14/2019
AnchorIt! 30 Second PSA

February is TV / Furniture Month.
About every 30 minutes tipped furniture or a falling TV sends an injured child to the Emergeny Room.
https://youtu.be/PeZ7RlF1biU

Every 24 minutes, tipped furniture or a fallen TV sends an injured child to the emergency room. CPSC’s Anchor It! campaigns urges parents and caregivers to “...

12/28/2018
Dont Text and Drive PSA

https://youtu.be/rClJW9gnchc

The Ho-Chunk Nation wants to remind you Dont Test and Drive.

This video is about texting and driving. It was produced by TranterGrey Media out of Evans, Ga. WJBF News Channel 6 and One Hour Optical paid for the product...

12/26/2018
No Big Deal

https://youtu.be/4BCdnoM6UMM

The Ho-Chunk Nation Motor Vehicle Injury Prevention wants to remind you drive sober or get pulled over this Holiday season!

If you think drunk driving is no big deal, you couldn’t be more wrong. Drunk driving is a deadly epidemic that takes the lives of more than 10,000 people eac...

12/10/2018
Safety Toolbox Talks : Safe Driving

The Ho-Chunk Nation would like to remind everyone of these safety driving tips. Drive Safe, arrive alive!

Traffic accidents are the leading cause of on-the-job fatalities in America. About 40,000 people die in motor vehicle crashes each year. With the automobile ...

Raffle at GC today!
09/16/2017

Raffle at GC today!

Our sweet pop sockets for General Council!
09/12/2017

Our sweet pop sockets for General Council!

09/08/2017
09/07/2017

I am in the office until 4:30 anyone who needs car seats today would be a great day to come get them.

General CouncilCar Seats will be available again for our tribal members!$20 for infant seats, convertibles and high back...
09/06/2017

General Council
Car Seats will be available again for our tribal members!
$20 for infant seats, convertibles and high back boosters
$10 for low back boosters
Please have the weight and height of each child ready this is how we determine what seat is the best fit for them. Age does not help. There will be two forms to fill out. We will share some education on proper fit and installation. One seat per child. Hope to see you there!

08/29/2017

SEAT BELT SURVEYS IN BLACK RIVER FALLS TODAY YALL!

08/24/2017

Doing observations outside The HCN Wellness Building....
*So many children not buckled in. SCARY AND DANGEROUS! One in three children who died in crashes in 2011 were not buckled up.
*The two cars I watched blow the stop sign while 9 kids are in the area playing were tribal members.

MVIP at the Wittenberg Health Fair come get a seat and some education! Seats are $20
08/23/2017

MVIP at the Wittenberg Health Fair come get a seat and some education! Seats are $20

Distracted Driving observations outside TOB right meow! So behave!
08/21/2017

Distracted Driving observations outside TOB right meow! So behave!

08/21/2017

Don't have an eclipse in judgement DRIVE SAFE!

General Council 2017Car Seats will be available again for our tribal members!$20 for infant seats, convertibles and high...
07/27/2017

General Council 2017
Car Seats will be available again for our tribal members!
$20 for infant seats, convertibles and high back boosters
$10 for low back boosters
Please have the weight and height of each child ready this is how we determine what seat is the best fit for them. Age does not help. There will be two forms to fill out. We will share some education on proper fit and installation. Hope to see you there!

Today I will be doing distracted driving observations in Black River Falls... hopefully we have better data today. FYI i...
06/07/2017

Today I will be doing distracted driving observations in Black River Falls... hopefully we have better data today. FYI if you are driving a HCN fleet vehicle I will be taking down the numbers for those individuals not following protocol and reporting that to the transportation. So behave.

Reminder to be careful this holiday weekend there is so much more traffic. Be safe.
05/28/2017
WEAU 13 News

Reminder to be careful this holiday weekend there is so much more traffic. Be safe.

WEAU has a crew headed to the scene and will hope to have more on this breaking news story tonight at 10.

Please lock your vehicles everytime you exit for the safety of the children.
05/27/2017
ABC News

Please lock your vehicles everytime you exit for the safety of the children.

Two children in Texas have died after they were locked in a hot car Friday as temperatures soared to 96 degrees, according to police. http://abcn.ws/2r7jQ1v

05/14/2017

Make Mom Proud Buckle Up! HAPPY Mother's Day ALL YOU NANIS!

APRIL IS DISTRACRED DRIVING AWARENESS MONTH OBSERVATIONS HAVE BEGUN! Distracted driving is any activity that diverts att...
04/25/2017

APRIL IS DISTRACRED DRIVING AWARENESS MONTH OBSERVATIONS HAVE BEGUN!
Distracted driving is any activity that diverts attention from driving, including talking or texting on your phone, eating and drinking, smoking, talking to people in your vehicle, fiddling with the stereo, entertainment or navigation system—anything that takes your attention away from the task of safedriving.

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N6520 Lumberjack Guy Rd PO Box 636
Black River Falls, WI
54615

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Monday 08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:30
Thursday 08:00 - 16:30
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