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2024 National Poison Prevention Week
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By Vice President / Lieutenant Scot Best
March 17, 2024

Each year, the third full week in March is National Poison Prevention Week, a week dedicated to raising awareness of poison prevention and safety, as well as awareness of poison control centers and the Poison Help Hotline (1-800-222-1222).

The theme for 2024 is “When the unexpected happens, Poison Help is here for you 24/7.” Whether you have general questions or an emergency, Poison Help is available 24/7/365 at no cost to you. Call Poison Help with questions for medications, cleaning products, insect bites, and food poisoning, just to name a few!

The best prevention of a poison emergency is to have POISON HELP's contact information on hand in case of an accidental exposure. The Ridge VFD would like to remind you to add Poison Help’s number, 1-800-222-1222, in your mobile phone and display it in your home and at work in case of an emergency, or if you have questions. You can also text POISON to 797979, so save the number in your mobile phone.


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Ridge, MD 20680
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