February 16th - Featuring 911 Freebies!

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Friday, February 15, 2019 | 0 comments
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Image: Police Phone 911 Call, on MaxPixel

February 16th is... 911 Birthday (1968), Do a Grouch a Favor Day, National Almond Day, DuPont patented Nylon (1937), Kyoto Protocol Day (2005), National Innovation Day, Kick Day, Lithuania Independence Day/Restoration of the State Day (Lithuania)

PLUS - interesting books to read and free printables, paper crafts, kid crafts, activities, and coloring pages.

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Image: Tell Me Exactly What Happened: Dispatches from 911, by Caroline Burau (Author). Publisher: Minnesota Historical Society Press; 1 edition (September 1, 2016)911 Birthday (1968)
-- Haleyville, Alabama introduced the nation's first 9-1-1 system which was located at the police station. On February 16, 1968, Alabama Speaker of the House, Rankin Fite, made the first call from another city hall room. It was answered by Congressman Tom Bevill on a bright red telephone located in the police department.

Read: Tell Me Exactly What Happened: Dispatches from 911
-- In her new book, veteran 911 operator Caroline Burau shares her on-the-job experiences at both a single-person call center (complicated by a public walk-up window) and a ground and air ambulance service. Whatever the position, the challenges for a dispatcher never end. Tragedy, boredom, and mind-bending weirdness are constant companions, as her stories — some funny, some odd, some sad — show. A broken penis, a case of domestic violence at the walk-up window, a tornado striking a mile away — Caroline Burau handles them all with efficiency, empathy, and humor.

Image: Watch Call 911 | Showcasing the amazing stories of human drama captured in actual 911 calls, this series reveals both the heroism of the dispatchers and the courage of those calling in hopes of finding immediate assistanceWatch Call 911 -- Showcasing the amazing stories of human drama captured in actual 911 calls, this series reveals both the heroism of the dispatchers and the courage of those calling in hopes of finding immediate assistance.

Custom Reflective Blue 911 Address Aluminum Sign -- These are recommended by Police, Fire and Emergency officials. This is a 911 reflective grade sign, same as used by the D.O.T. on interstate and roadway signs. They are very highly visible in the daytime and nighttime. The base material is (1/16") 6061 aircraft grade aluminum, not steel. Sign measures 6" x 18". Meets the federal specification requirements.

911 Coloring and Activity Books

Emergency 911 Calls:
What's Your Emergency?
Outrageous 911 Calls
Amazon Freebies:

Free 911 ebooks. No Kindle? Download a FREE Kindle Reading App

Read 911 ebooks for free with a Free Trial of Kindle Unlimited

Free 911 apps

Free 911 games

Watch 911 Videos for Free with a Free Trial of Amazon Prime

Listen to 911 Audible books with Amazon Audible, and Get Two Free Audiobooks

Free Alexa Skills | 911

Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities and Crafts:

Who Do I Call When 911 is Down? Printable

Printable Emergency 911 Sign

FREE Printable 911 Emergency Booklet for Children

Printable Brochures: Children and 911, Seniors and 911, VOIP 911, Wireless 911

Learning to Dial 9-1-1

Printable 911 Coloring and Activity Book

Active Shooter - Printable Pocket Card Information

911 Emergency Checklist | The Dr. Oz Show

Call 911 coloring pages

911 For Kids Life Skills Worksheet - Tlsbooks

Emergency Switchboard Role-Play Printables

Teacher's guide to giving lessons on emergency situations and safety.

Printable Child Safety Worksheets

911 For Kids: Activity book, 911 Games, Coloring Page

Whale Day
-- Whales are large, intelligent, aquatic mammals. They breathe air through blowhole(s) into the lungs (unlike fish who breathe using gills). Whales have sleek, streamlined bodies that move easily through the water. They are the only mammals, other than manatees (sea cows), who live their entire lives in the water, and the only mammals who have adapted to life in the open oceans.

Free Printables, Activities, Colouring Pages and Crafts:

Whale Printables

Whale Papercraft

Whale Printable Activities For Kids

Simple Whale Pop-up Card Free Papercraft Download

Whale Print-outs and Activities

Ocean Diorama Craft

Do a Grouch a Favor Day
- Everyone has been a grouch at one time or another. Some people are seemingly grouches all of the time. It's in their nature. Others are occasional grouches, influenced by events in their lives, lack of sleep, the weather, etc. A few people are good at disguising their grouchy mood. But, they still need cheering up. Look around for someone who is in a grouchy mood today. Then, do him or her a favor to cheer up their day. There's plenty of grouches out there to practice on. Try it on all of the grouches you see today and watch the results!

National Almond Day
- Research continues to focus on the many benefits of including almonds in your diet and here are a couple other reasons why you should enjoy almonds. Satisfaction. Stomach growling? Try munching on a handful of almonds each day, their protein, fiber, and monounsaturated fat may help keep you satisfied longer. Nutrition. A handful of almonds is an excellent source of vitamin E and magnesium. Plus, almonds offer potassium (200 mg), calcium (75 mg), and iron (1.0 mg).

DuPont patented Nylon (1937)
- On February 16, 1937, Wallace Carothers, a chemist for the DuPont Company, patented the synthetic polymer-based plastic known to us as nylon. Used as a fiber in clothing, tents, parachutes, stockings, and every conceivable application, it is also used as a solid plastic as in bristles for toothbrushes (the original product), hairbrushes, car parts, household items, musical instrument strings, bullet jackets, flak jacket armor cloth, small and large gears, tire cord, Velcro® tape, carpet, rope, gun stocks, fishing line and more!

Kyoto Protocol Day (2005)
- The Kyoto Protocol, which went into ewvent on February 16, 2005, is a protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC or FCCC), aimed at fighting global warming. The UNFCCC is an international environmental treaty with the goal of achieving stabilization of greenhouse gas concentrations in the atmosphere at a level which would prevent dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system.

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