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June is National Safety Month!

June is National Safety Month...

a month founded by the National Safety Council. A visit to their site will lead to you an article titled "Odds of Dying"


The article starts by saying that fear is natural and healthy.  It is - fear helps us avoid danger, or respond more quickly when we are in danger. Fear can cause us to worry about things we should...and shouldn't. The article's table of odds provides the following:


The odds of dying from heart disease in the U.S. are 1 in 6. 
The odds of dying from falling: 1 in 119.

The odds of dying from drowning: 1 in 1,086.

The odds of dying from sunstroke: 1 in 8,976.

The odds of dying from a plane crash: 1 in 205,552.


Even though dying in a plane crash is less likely than heart disease, we worry about it more, and do little to avoid those things that we can actually be proactive about. 


The SDPAA, through their partnership with First Net Learning, offers numerous online training opportunities. Click here to get to the training pages! 


Codington County joined the SDPAA in 1989 and truly appreciates everything SDPAA has done to assist the County.  In July 2017 Codington County incurred damage to numerous County owned vehicles due to hail damage.  SDPAA was on the spot with an adjuster and made prompt payment to the County for the damages incurred by the hail event.  The staff at SDPAA is the best to work with and you can present them with any question and they will answer you quickly and/or direct you to the correct party to resolve any issues or claim questions.  Codington County looks forward to working well into the future with SDPAA. Cindy Brugman, Codington County Auditor