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There are 1 - 3 Veterinarian Technicians are present at the shelter every day from morning until late afternoon. Generally, the Veterinarian is only physically present during spay / neuter and rabies clinics. However, they are always on call per phone and very responsive and diligent about returning Veterinarian Technician and senior staff inquiries.
Only staff may visit the sick room. Predominantly, admittance is restricted to the Veterinarian Technicians and 1 Animal Attendant scheduled to clean on any given day, or possibly 2 Animal Attendants to move newly sick animals in and newly well animals out. Also, the manager and Animal Advocates visit the sick room when they need to check on specific animals or have some other pressing business, e.g., identification, etc.
Our Animal Advocates and Management staff is trained to keep a substantial distance from the cages and to do only what is necessary, exiting as quickly as possible, always following the shoe dip and hand washing protocols, etc. Any pressure to allow volunteers and rescues access must be dismissed by staff for the sake of the isolated, ill animals and other well animals in the shelter.
We know well-meaning citizens and rescue groups are interested and want to help with rescues and identification, however, doing so in “sickrooms" is not in the best interest of the animals and can be harmful, even lethal, to other animals that are not ill and awaiting adoption.
All Burlington County residents, including residents of apartments and condominiums, are required to recycle cardboard, paper, food and beverage cans, glass bottles and jars, and plastic bottles # 1 and # 2 type only.
Apartment Landlords/Condominium Associations
Apartment Landlords and Condominium Complex Associations are required by municipal ordinance, to provide recycling containers in convenient areas for their residents. Recycling areas and containers must be clearly labeled and residents routinely advised of recycling requirements. The County Recycling Office does provide recycling literature to those Complexes that are serviced by the Occupational Training Center, via the Burlington County Regional Recycling Program. If a Complex contracts privately for recycling services, their recycling service company should provide them guidance on what materials are accepted and how they should be prepared for recycling.
All owners, lessees, or occupants of public and private businesses, commercial and/or industrial establishments are required by local municipal ordinance to recycle paper, corrugated cardboard, bottles and cans. Businesses are required to contract privately for recycling services.
Owners, lessees, and occupants of all municipal and state government facilities, all religious, education, and health care facilities, all public and/or private civic organizations, and all non-profit and/or profit organizations are required by local municipal law to recycle corrugated cardboard, paper, and bottles and cans. Institutions are required to contract privately for recycling services.
We can recycle 2 types of paper cartons: •Shelf stable cartons such as broth and juice boxes •Refrigerated cartons such as milk and orange juice cartons These are coated with a single layer of polyethylene
. The main reason we can’t accept frozen food containers in our program is they are have more types of plastic coatings than the shelf stable and refrigerated cartons. Cartons are coated with a layer of Polyethylene. Frozen food containers can have various types of coatings and because of the variation they can cause problems when trying to separate the fiber (paper) layer from the coating layers. Paper mills can’t separate out these embedded plastic layers from the paper fiber, resulting in problems when they try to pulp the fiber into new paper.
No, staples do not have to be removed from papers before recycling. Just remove large metal clips and binders.
Our office completes only the certification portion of a death certificate, which is then completed by the funeral director who files it. Original copies for insurance and estate purposes are usually provided by the funeral director, but can also be obtained from the Vital Statistics Officer in the municipal jurisdiction of the death location, or by contacting the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services by calling 609-292-4087 or writing to: Vital Statistics P.O. Box 370 Trenton, NJ 08625-0370
Each MRC is a local volunteer unit that brings together people who have medical, public health, behavioral health or other skills to supplement existing health and emergency response personnel. This team of volunteers is trained and available to respond locally in a public health emergency.
MRC units exist across the country, in urban, suburban, and rural areas. Each MRC unit conducts its role in the way that best suits the unique challenges for its area. Members may also choose to support communities in need in other areas of the state or country, as many did during hurricanes Katrina and Rita.
The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) Program is the national office of the MRC and is housed within the Office of Emergency Management's (OEM) Partner Readiness and Emergency Programs (PREP) Division, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The MRC Program supports the MRC network by providing technical assistance, coordination, communications, strategy and policy development, grants and contract oversight, training and other associated services. It functions as a clearinghouse for information and best practices to help communities establish, implement, and maintain MRC units in order to achieve their local visions for public health and emergency preparedness.
One aspect of the BCMRC is to enhance the County’s emergency preparedness by ensuring that a trained group of healthcare professionals and community volunteers are ready to respond to public health emergencies. Another is to support the health department and community health promotion throughout the year.
Anyone can join the MRC! BCMRC now has about 700 members who are categorized as healthcare professionals or community health members. Our membership includes nurses, physicians, pharmacists, clerical, translators, social workers, mental health professionals, and many more!
BCHD ensures that our volunteers are trained, credentialed, and ready to respond when needed.
You must live or work in Burlington County.
Additionally, you can help take part in public health efforts to improve the health of your community. Events such as clinics, screenings, health fairs, and community outreach are held throughout the year in many parts of Burlington County.
- Conduct medical screening or evaluation- Give vaccine or medicine- Answer questions in a hotline call center- Provide behavioral health support- Help with mass patient care in shelters, clinics or hospitals- Assist with disease control measures, such as case finding and monitoring- Clerical support - Translation services - Other duties as assigned
Volunteers may be asked to respond during large and small-scale emergencies, such as an influenza pandemic, a bioterrorism event, a severe storm that requires the county to open mass shelters, or other event that overwhelms community resources.
The BCMRC makes every effort to match the emergency roles of volunteers with their professional skills and licensure. In addition, all volunteers are given specific training for response and, if necessary, are provided with medication, vaccine or equipment to protect themselves.
Keep using your recycling bucket for bottles and cans and paper cartons. Only use the round buckets issued by your municipality.
We collect and process bottles and cans and paper cartons separately from paper and cardboard. This method is called “dual stream” recycling.
The main reason we can’t accept frozen food containers in our program is they are have more types of plastic coatings than the shelf stable and refrigerated cartons. Cartons are coated with a layer of Polyethylene. Frozen food containers can have various types of coatings and because of the variation they can cause problems when trying to separate the fiber (paper) layer from the coating layers. Paper mills can’t separate out these embedded plastic layers from the paper fiber, resulting in problems when they try to pulp the fiber into new paper.
Many people infected with West Nile virus do not become ill and may not develop symptoms. About 20% of infected people will develop West Nile fever. When symptoms do occur, they may be mild or severe and show up 3 to 15 days after being bitten by an infected mosquito. • Mild symptoms inlcude flu-like illness with fever, headache, body aches, nausea and sometimes swollen lymph glands or a skin rash on the chest, stomach and back. • Severe symptoms include high fever, neck stiffness and swelling of the brain (encephalitis) which can lead to coma, convulsions and death. Less than 1% of infected people will develop severe symptoms.
In rare cases, the virus has been spread through blood transfusions, organ transplants, breastfeeding and during pregnancy from mother to baby.
Mosquitoes begin to breed in any puddle or standing water that lasts for more than four days. Get rid of mosquito breeding sites around the home. • Clean out gutters and drains • Dispose of old tires • Drain standing water from pool covers. Keep pools chlorinated. Flip over plastic children’s pools when not in use. • Remove all containers that hold water • Change birdbath water every several days • Make sure all windows and doors have screens and that all screens are in good condition.