Public Safety

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New Haven EMS ask residence use caution during record breaking temperatures

New Haven, Mo. - According to the National Weather Service, the last time temperatures reached 108 degrees in Missouri was on July 24, 1930.  The high for today is forecasted to reach 106 degrees.

Currently in New Haven, Mo the temperature is already 90 degrees, as of 10:15 a.m.  The New Haven Ambulance District asks residents to use extra caution during these dangerously high temperatures.

Tips to Prevent and Treat Heat Illness‏ from MU News Bureau

Kate McIntyre, COLUMBIA, Mo
. – Even 100-degree temperatures can’t keep many children from heading outside for day camps, baseball drills, marching band practices and theatre rehearsals.


A University of Missouri expert on exercise physiology says being mindful of the heat and humidity is essential to preventing heat illness during children’s summer activities.

City to strictly enforce temporary "no burn" order

New Haven, Mo. – A temporary ban on recreational burning has been issued by order of the City of New Haven Fire Marshal.

According to the “no burn order” released by city officials earlier this afternoon, “…a temporary ban on recreational burning and all other forms of open burning in the City of New Haven goes into effect immediately, June 27 and will remain in force until further notice."

National Safety Month - Drive safe

Driving is one of the most dangerous activities you will do each day. As traffic on the roads increases during the summer months, keep in mind the safety tips below to stay safe when driving for work or pleasure.

Missouri waterways becoming dangerous

Photo courtesy of Missouri State Water Patrol

Missouri News Horizon
During the summer months people enjoy spending their weekends on the water however, having too much fun can change an enjoyable weekend into a tragic one.  While it is ok to have fun, boaters are reminded that safety comes first and this past weekend was proof that Missouri's waterways are becoming a little dangerous.

National Safety Month - Preventing slips, trips and falls

Most falls are preventable. Many people attribute falls to being clumsy or not paying attention, but many risk factors exist.

National Safety Month - Lets work ergonomically

Ergonomics involves designing the job environment to fit the person and is important to take into consideration at work, but also while working on projects at home. It’s about learning how to work smarter and preventing conditions such as overexertion.

Evenflo highchair recalled due to fall hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product.

Emergency Response Team holds training at New Haven High School

Above: During the E.R.T.'s training Deputy Jones attempts to make contact with the suspect.

New Haven, Mo – Franklin County’s Emergency Response Team (E.R.T) is conducting training exercises at New Haven High School today.  Members of Franklin County’s E.R.T. are trained in special weapons and tactical high-risk situations.

What happens when you dial 911

By: Kyle Quick

“Hurry…Call 911…There's been an accident!”  When there is an emergency no one has to think twice about what number to dial, but what happens when someone calls 911.

Have you ever wondered how the 911 system work’s or how fire departments, police, and EMS are notified of an emergency.

National Safety Month - calling on Americans to bring safety to the forefront

Itasca, IL
– Each June, the National Safety Council encourages organizations and communities to participate in National Safety Month – an annual observance to educate and encourage safe behaviors around leading causes of preventable injuries and deaths.

National Peace Officers Memorial Day - Honoring Police Officers who sacrificed their lives

Photos courtesy of NLEOMF.

Washington, DC  -Question: On what two days does federal law require American flags to be flown at half staff? Answer: Memorial Day (last Monday in May) and May 15, Peace Officers Memorial Day.

Bear awareness extra important in springtime

A seasonal uptick in black-bear reports emphasizes the importance of precautionary measures.  Photo courtesy MDC.

JEFFERSON CITY–Resource Scientist Jeff Beringer has a piece of advice for Missouri outdoors people and landowners: Be bear aware.

Beringer is the bear specialist for the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC). When someone sees a bear somewhere in the Show-Me State, they call him. His phone rings more often each spring, and this year is no exception.

Kawasaki USA Recalls Recreational Vehicles Due to Injury, Death Hazard

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Franklin County Sheriff's Department cracks down on underage drinking

FRANKLIN COUNTY, MO - With prom and graduation season here, Franklin County Sheriff's Office wants to make sure Franklin County youth are celebrating safe and sober.  In cooperation with law enforcement agencies across the State of Missouri and MODOT, Franklin County Sheriff's Office will crack down on underage drunk driving and minor in possession of alcohol May 3 - May 13.

Baby rattles recalled due to choking hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product.

CANCELED AMBER ALERT: 5 year old found safe and sound

Early this morning Porter Stone, 5, and his father, Jeffery Stone, were found near Chicago,IL The Amber Alert has been canceled for the boy who police say was abducted by his father from St. Louis Children's Hospital. 

Tiffany Stone, the boy's mother, says Porter was taken to an area hospital to be checked out and is fine.

New Haven Police release statement citing series of coincidences led to Tuesday's report of concerned female teenagers

New Haven, Mo - We just spoke with Chief John Sheible in reference to yesterday’s report by three young girls of suspicious behavior from a red Jeep truck at 8:00 p.m. Tuesday night on McNair St.

The New Haven Police Department released the following statement.

Joplin Fire Chief addresses firefighters at State Capital

Missouri News Horizon

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – As firefighters from across the state journeyed to the state capitol on Tuesday, the actions of firefighters in Joplin last year took center stage.

New Haven Police Chief talks about recent crime spree

Police Chief John Sheible sits down with Kyle Quick for a one on one interview.

New Haven Police were kept busy during the month of March, from a rash of car break-ins to a burglary that took place while the residents were home.  We sat down with New Haven’s Chief of Police, John Sheible and discussed whether or not the crime rate in New Haven was on a rise.

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