Welcome to the Village of Brooklyn
Located in both Dane and Green Counties Wisconsin, the Village is conveniently located half way between Madison and Janesville off Highway 14. Our neighborly small-town (population 1413) has excellent amenities: a great school system; three Village parks; and a community center, which makes Brooklyn a great place to live!
THANKS TO PUBLIC WORKS AND SENECA FOODS FOR THE DONATION TO PELLITTERI'S THANKSGIVING BACK FOOD DRIVE. DONATIONS WILL GO TO OREGON FOOD PANTRY.
Are you Ready for Thanksgiving?
Safety Tips from ReadyWisconsin
Did you know that most home cooking fires occur on Thanksgiving? That’s why it’s important to follow the safety tips below to help keep your holiday safe this year.
“Taking these extra precautions can help ensure you and your family have a safe Thanksgiving,” said Wisconsin Emergency Management Administrator Brian Satula.
According to the U.S. Fire Administration, unattended cooking is the leading factor in home cooking fires. Most of those fires start when food or other cooking materials catch on fire. When preparing your holiday dinner, make sure you keep anything that can catch on fire such as oven mitts, wooden utensils, towels and food packages away from your stove.
Stay in your kitchen if you are frying, boiling or broiling food. If you are baking, make sure you check it regularly. Turn pot handles towards the back of the stove to help prevent bumping. Keep children and pets away from the stove. Frying poses the greatest risk of fire. If using a turkey fryer, make sure you follow the manufacturer guidelines regarding appropriate use of the appliance.
In addition, make sure you have a fire extinguisher that has an “A”, “B” and “C” rating and test your smoke alarms to make sure they are working properly. If using candles, consider using flameless candles.
Many people will be traveling this holiday week to visit family and friends or to head to the hunting shack. Before you travel, check with 511 Wisconsin for the latest traffic and road conditions. This information, along with live traffic cameras and traffic alerts, can be accessed on the 511 Wisconsin system, which includes a free mobile app, @511WI on Twitter, or the mobile-friendly site www.511wi.gov.
Before traveling, make sure you have an emergency kit in your vehicles. Vehicle breakdowns or getting stuck in the snow can occur anywhere. A kit could help keep your family safe until help arrives. Consider including non-perishable foods, flashlight, extra hats, gloves and blankets. Other suggestions are available at ReadyWisconsin.wi.gov.
For more information on carbon monoxide poisoning, visit: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/air/co.html
For tips on emergency preparedness: http://readywisconsin.wi.gov. You can also follow ReadyWisconsin on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Get Your Flu Shot Now, Be Protected for the Holidays
2017-18 flu season off to an early start, new report shows improvement needed in vaccination rates
With the holiday season approaching, now is a good time to get a flu shot to make sure you, your friends, and your family are protected for all the events and activities to come. According to health officials, it takes about two weeks for the vaccine to take effect, so those who get a flu shot now can be protected by Thanksgiving.
This advice comes on the heels of a review of influenza vaccination data by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) which shows the state ranks below many other states in the Midwest and nationally for residents getting their flu shots.
According to the data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention(link is external) (CDC), for the 2016-2017 influenza season, Wisconsin was below national influenza vaccination rates in overall coverage, and for adults at higher risk of influenza complications, such as pregnant women and people with asthma, heart disease, or other chronic conditions. The state’s vaccination rate for children age 6 months to 17 years old was slightly higher than the national vaccination rate, but still leaves 4 out of every 10 Wisconsin children unprotected against the flu.
|Age Group||Wisconsin Vaccination Rate||National Vaccination Rate|
|6 months to 17 years||59.5%||59%|
|18 to 64 years||35.0%||37.5%|
|Over 65 years||55.7%||63.5%|
|Adults Considered High Risk||42.4%||46.4%|
“If you think about the people you will come in contact with during the holidays, remember that your flu shot not only protects you, it protects others from serious illness, too," stated State Health Officer Karen McKeown. "We know that as a state we can do better for ourselves and everyone around us.”
To make getting the flu shot more convenient, DHS and the CDC provide a vaccine finder(link is external) that shows where the vaccine is available near a person’s residence or workplace. In addition, DHS encourages people to get the vaccine at flu shot clinics held by employers, churches, and many organizations.
The flu shot is safe and effective for people age 6 months old and older and is the most effective way to prevent the flu. Along with getting a flu shot, these simple steps can help prevent illness:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with your upper sleeve, and try to avoid touching your face with your hand. If you use a tissue, throw it away after one use.
- Never share drinking cups, straws, and utensils.
- When possible, avoid being exposed to people who are sick with flu-like symptoms.
- Eat nutritious meals, get plenty of rest, and do not smoke.
- Frequently clean commonly touched surfaces, like doorknobs, the refrigerator handles, your phone, and faucets.
Information about the 2017-2018 flu season can be found in the DHS Weekly Influenza Report.
ADRC - AGING AND DISABILITY RESOURCES
This information has been moved and can be found under the Community - Links Tab at the top of the this page.
Dane County Library Service Bookmobile
The Dane County Bookmobile invites children of all ages to check us out on
Thursdays, 6:30-8:00 in
Brooklyn, at the gazebo
For more information, call the Bookmobile office at 266-9297.