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911 Dispatchers get Emergency Mental Health Training

Recently, 17 Sheriff’s Office dispatchers learned about the country’s best strategies for handling 911 callers who are at risk of suicide or other mental illness crisis. Volusia County 911 Operators Trained to Become more Aware of Mental Health The training was a priority for Sheriff Mike Chitwood, who sat in on portions of the class and has additional sessions scheduled for the future. The state-of-the-art … Continue reading 911 Dispatchers get Emergency Mental Health Training

Everyone Could Use a Little Charm School

We have always had awesome, loving, well-behaved dogs, but now we have a little more time to try to be better parents to our new “bundles of joy.” Donny and Marie, sibling Shih-Tzu pups are the newest loves of our lives. My husband, David, suggested we sign them up for obedience school. I thought obedience sounded too harsh for our puppies, so we agreed to … Continue reading Everyone Could Use a Little Charm School

Manatee Watch Training

Volunteers Needed for Manatee Protection Volusia County is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to participate in Manatee Watch, a program that identifies the presence of manatees in local waterways. Residents who live on the water, spend a lot of time near the water, or are avid boaters are encouraged to become manatee watchers. Responsibilities of Volunteers Manatee Watch coordinators will host two training sessions: 10:30 a.m. … Continue reading Manatee Watch Training

Pets After the Holiday Excitement

By Dr. Tiffany Beischel Caring for your New Pet After Christmas The holidays have come and gone but for some lucky ones there is an adorable gift still giving slobbery love. Imagine waking up to a fluffy puppy or kitten on Christmas day! The excitement for something so adorable never goes away – until the destruction of your favorite shoes, the “accidents” found around the … Continue reading Pets After the Holiday Excitement