Heat Safety

We are officially in the peak of the summer season! As the temps continue to rise, we want to share with you an infographic which gives tips on how to stay safe in this heat. Heat stroke is a serious condition that can seriously harm us, our children and pets. Remember to stay hydrated and to take frequent shade & water breaks if you are working out in the hot sun! Stay cool!  Fall is just around the corner!

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Heat Safety

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The summer months are upon us and so is the potential for you, your family and pets to suffer from heat stroke. July and August can be scorchers so be sure to utilize things around you that can help you beat the heat! Handheld fans, umbrellas for shade, water bottles, lighter colored clothing, flip flops and cold drinks are all things that can help you stay cool! Taking cool showers, applying sunscreen and using your AC unit or fan can assist as well! Also, be mindful of how quickly your car can heat up when you run into a store for a quick iced coffee…never leave your trusted furry companions in your car! Stay cool this summer!

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BBQ Safety

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Barbeque season is upon us! Are you and your family familiar with BBQ safety tips? Didyou know that you should never place a barbeque near your home or by brush? Have you taught children to not touch the hot grills or for family members to not leave the BBQ unattended? Do you know you aren’t supposed to use a grill indoors or throw away warm coals? Please share the colorful BBQ Safety infographic below with your family and we wish you a safe and fun summer season!

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Heater Safety

Heater safety is important to follow at home. This winter season, and all year long for that matter, be sure to remain vigilant and follow safety recommendations. If your home does not have a heater unit, Do NOT use the stove as a heat source. Instead, use extra blankets, dress in layers, light a fire in your fireplace or use a portable space heater. Note that you should not leave children unattended near a space heater and the units should never be placed on top of furniture or near water. In fact, keep heat sources at least 3 feet away from furniture or drapes. Remember to always have a chemical fire extinguisher handy, working smoke alarms and up-to-date carbon monoxide detector.

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Heat Safety

This summer has broken records for how abnormally hot it has been! Whether you are male or female, young or older, have preexisting health conditions or not, heat stroke is not something to take lightly. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), extreme heat causes more deaths than hurricanes, lightning, tornadoes, earthquakes and floods combined! Perhaps now is the time to brush up on some ways to stay cool this summer!

Please make yourself aware of the list below:

  • If at all possible, remain indoors during the peak heat hours of the day (10AM-2PM) in air-conditioned rooms
  • Avoid direct sunlight by wearing sunscreen and/or layered clothing to avoid direct contact with your skin
  • Take cooler showers and drink more water than usual
  • Remain vigilant to anticipate when extreme heat waves will strike your area
  • Be watchful of symptoms of heat illnesses
  • Make sure elderly family, friends and neighbors are safe in this extreme weather

What are some ways you beat the heat? Please share them below!

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