Mobile Life Support Services Offers Halloween Safety Tips


Trick-or-treating is a big part of Halloween fun. Dressing up in costumes, going door-to-door and receiving candy – all while enjoying a walk in the brisk autumn weather – is a favorite pastime for many, and an activity that several of the region’s children and adults look forward to each year. Mobile Life Support Services, the largest emergency medical provider in the Hudson Valley, shares tips to help keep trick-or-treaters safe this Halloween.


  • Make sure costumes are the correct size to prevent tripping. Ensure they are fire resistant and visible, even in dim-to-dark lighting.
  • Select nontoxic face paint or makeup instead of masks that could cover the eyes and obstruct vision. Remove products before bed to avoid a rash or skin irritation.
  • Have children carry flashlights or glow sticks to illuminate walking areas and alert drivers and other pedestrians.
  • Put reflective tape or stickers on costumes and bags.
  • Do not allow children to eat anything until it is inspected by a parent or guardian.


  • Cross streets at the corners and use traffic signals and cross walks. Make eye contact with drivers before crossing.
  • Don’t use electronic devices while walking. Keep your head up.
  • Don’t dart into or run across streets.
  • If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic and stay as close to the left as possible.
  • Stay in groups and stay in lighted areas, whenever possible.
  • Don’t enter a stranger’s home.
  • Agree on a route and the time children should return home.


  • Be especially alert in neighborhoods and know that trick-or-treaters can be unpredictable.
  • Know that it is difficult to see children in dark clothing at twilight.
  • Drive at a slower pace than normal, taking time to check for children on curbs and intersections.
  • Keep distractions such as phones or food away so you can maintain all concentration on the road.
  • Use headlights earlier than normal to see children at greater distances and so they can see the cars.
  • Know the trick-or-treat hours in your community so you know when to drive especially cautiously.

Other safety considerations

  • Consider decorating the pumpkin with markers or paint, rather than carving, and using battery-operated flameless candles rather than real candles that need to be lighted.
  • Put away all tripping hazards in your yard to keep trick-or-treaters from falling.
  • If you are sensitive to trick-or-treaters who may have food allergies, put a teal pumpkin out to show them that your home is food-allergen friendly. The movement is called the Teal Pumpkin Project.

Mobile Life EMT Gia Adamis celebrates last year’s Halloween season in her haunted ambulance

“Halloween is a fun-filled night for many families,” said Mobile Life President and CEO Scott Woebse. “We just want everyone to stay safe and enjoy the season and their treats.”

To learn more about Mobile Life, visit Individuals interested in employment opportunities with Mobile Life should visit the company’s website to submit an application or inquire about educational opportunities to become certified.

About Mobile Life Support Services, Inc.

Mobile Life Support Services, Inc. is a New York State Certified Advanced Life Support paramedic ambulance company that provides emergency services to communities and healthcare facilities throughout the Hudson Valley Region of New York State, including the counties of Dutchess, Orange, Rockland, Ulster, and Westchester. Founded in 1981 by Rick and Gayle Metzger, Mobile Life is composed of more than 500 EMS professionals across the region and operates a fleet of more than 60 ambulances and 26 stations. With a collective population of more than 1,000,000 residents, Mobile Life handles approximately 100,000 calls per year. For more information, visit


There are 2 Sides to Every Woman ~ Venus & Venom


From the moment you read the name Venus & Venom, you wonder

You know it’s something different. Maybe even taboo? But, you just can’t seem to keep yourself from wanting to find out.

The Grand Opening “Red Carpet Celebration” of Venus & Venom MediSpa (located in Nanuet, NY) is scheduled for April 24th at 4pm, with a special guest appearance by the legendary Chita Rivera and friends, but the spa is already open for business -with two other New York locations; one in Blauvelt and one in Monroe. The spa will feature a “Melange” of services, including an elaborate menu of facials, laser hair removal, tattoo removal, skin resurfacing, microdermabrasion, Botox, dermal fillers, massages, body-sculpting and more. The spa specializes in many red carpet secrets and treatments to get women and men ready for everyday events to full service weddings- providing everything from skincare, body sculpting, “honeymoon novelties”, Make-up Artist Concierge, hair styling, and even the Perfect Smile- thanks to their exclusive network of artisan practitioners, including Vogue Hair Salon of Nanuet and Dental Arts of Rockland. Becoming part of the Venus & Venom elite network of professionals will entitle every client to a VIP status with exclusive privileges and rewards.

The divergent menu is raising eyebrows with services labeled “Crack and Sack for Men” laser hair removal, “Smoke and Mirrors” for Botox & Dermal Fillers,  “Dare to go Bare” laser hair removal and “Remove the Past-Fast” tattoo removal.  Venus & Venom will offer a posh facial for men called Urban Homme as well as the ultimate threesome (“Have a 3Some”) for men and women where the client handpicks a trio of services to come together.  The “Syn-Ake Venom Facial” is a touted Hollywood favorite among the stars and mimics Botox-like effects on the face. The spa also contains a unique boutique with everything from candles, books, handbags, and jewelry, to adult novelties and other niche items.

IMG9511431Venus & Venom Medi Spa, is an all-female run business, co-owned by Christina Sirera RN, Sheila May RN, and Denise Patriaco FNP-all known as “Women to Watch in Business.”  They don’t follow trends, they are avant-garde trendsetters. In addition to running these successful businesses, the ladies of Venus & Venom are touring the Northeast with scheduled speaking engagements regarding the Medispa business.  Follow the Venus & Venom social media on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to find informative news about the original Beauty, ARt & Science collaborators. Follow their Facebook page called Nurses in Business, The Business of Nursing- for information about their next stop.

Christina Sirera RN is the founder of the first RN-operated med-spa in Rockland County, Melange Med Spa. This established and leading med spa of the tri-state area is honored to join and partner with Venus & Venom Medispas- offering all the same services as before with even more enhancements.  This will be Sirera’s fourth spa opening. She is an expert in Botox and fillers and accomplished in her technique and administration of non-surgical cosmetic procedures.  She has won various awards and accolades for her work in aesthetics. She is an invited keynote speaker for American Spa, a spa business consultant and trainer on the art of aesthetic injections. Her goal is to make people feel good about how they look by creating environments with “the groundbreaking Melange model of combining Beauty, Art & Science”.

Sheila Gaughan May is a Registered Nurse with 17 years of experience in Acute Care and Nursing Management, and has a proven keen ability to focus on individual clients’ needs. Sheila is certified in Sclerotherapy, Platelet Rich Plasma for hair restoration, as well as The Vampire Lift, laser treatments, Botox and dermal fillers.

Denise Patriaco is a Family Nurse Practitioner and the Medical Director for all Melange Med Spas and a partner with Venus & Venom Medi Spa, where she brings her knowledge and expertise to aesthetic medicine. She is certified in laser treatments, body sculpting, Botox and dermal fillers. Denise has a certification from the University of Pennsylvania and is currently pursuing a Doctorate from Duke University.

Venus & Venom is a  full service spa for men, as well as ,women and is the first #hisandhers #hersandhers #hisandhis #yours #mine #our medi spa in the Rockland and north Bergen area; the flagship Nanuet site will be a model for med spas nationally. Go to or http://WWW.VVMSPA.COM to join the mailing list and stay connected for invites to the highly anticipated Red Carpet Unveiling Event on April 24 at 4 pm. Venus & Venom Medi Spa is located at 78 S. Middletown Rd., Nanuet, NY 10954, across the street from The Shops at Nanuet. Call for appointments at (845) 623-8700. Other locations include 135 Erie Street East, Blauvelt, NY, (845-365-1500 and 35 Lake Street, Monroe , NY 10950, (845) 827-6700.