Stay Safe this Summer!
As always we want everyone to be as safe as possible, so here are a few things you can do to help keep yourself safe this summer!
  • Service your vehicle! Nothing will ruin an exciting trip like a blown tire or breakdown! So, check the air and tread on your tires, change the Oil and Oil Filter, and check your hoses, belts, air filter, windshield wipers, and coolant levels.
  • Keep emergency items in your car. Extra drinking water, snacks (granola bars, small bags of crackers), a first aid kit, and an emergency kit including a flashlight, jumper cables, paper towels and basic tools can always come in handy!
  • Remove dangerous items from your car. Pressurized products like hair spray and soda can leave a nasty mess. Crayons, candy, lipstick, cleaning products with ammonia/alcohol can also cause nasty problems.
  • Don't leave pets in a vehicle. Temperatures can raise to over 100 degrees in a matter of minutes.
  • Drink plenty of fluids. Regardless of your activity level. Don't wait until you.re thirsty to drink.
  • Stay protected from the sun. Wear sunscreen with a sun protection factor of 15 or greater.
  • Keep pesky bugs away. Use bug repellant containing DEET to keep mosquitos, and ticks away. Empty items of collected water, buckets and other stagnate water sources can produce hundreds of new mosquitos each day.
  • Swim Safely. Swim in designated areas supervised by lifeguards and always swim with a buddy.
  • Avoid long term heat exposure. Try to limit your time outside to avoid extreme heat.
  • Don't drink and drive. Impaired driving is a risk to everyone on the road!
  • Don't text and drive. Distracted driving is a risk to everyone on the road too!
Enjoy the summer and stay safe out there!

White County Sheriff
Doug Maier
Frequency Change
Today (4/9/2014) the White County Sheriff's Department has completed preliminary changes to the law enforcement radio communications system. White County 911 Coordinator Julie Irwin administered changes with Novacom Wireless, of Herrin Illinois, on behalf of White County Sheriff Doug Maier, Carmi Police Department Chief Randy Hamblin, and Carmi Police Department Deputy Chief Jason Carter. 911 Coordinator Julie Irwin wanted to make it clear the changes do not affect any of the existing 911 communications already in place for the county and only affects local law enforcement.

The switch today was to a new frequency, (158.8275 MHz, WQTP751) from the existing frequency (155.5500 MHz KOM938). This change utilizes a temporary license granted by the FCC which moves local law enforcement departments away from the existing congested frequency that had degraded to a near unusable state after the federally mandated narrow banding changes.

This change may result in an inability to monitor local law enforcement communication with traditional scanning equipment. Recognizing this, the White County Sheriff’s Department advised its on-line stream would not be affected and could be monitored with internet enabled devices.
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