Heat Safety Tips

Your community can beat the heat and prevent heat-related illnesses and emergencies with the educational tips below. Post Heat Safety Tips to your community all summer long on Neighbors to keep your residents informed and safe.

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Heatwave Survival

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With temperatures rising, it's crucial to remember that car heat-related deaths are entirely preventable. Never leave children, pets, or anyone vulnerable unattended in vehicles, even briefly. The inside of a car can reach deadly temperatures within minutes, posing an immediate threat to their lives.

Here's what you can do to keep your loved ones safe:

1) Never leave children alone in cars: Ensure that kids are always accompanied by a responsible adult when entering or exiting a vehicle.

2) Spread awareness: Share this message with friends, family, and neighbors. Educate them about the dangers of leaving children or pets in hot cars.

3) Be observant: If you see a child or pet left unattended in a vehicle, take immediate action. Call emergency services for assistance.

4) Look before you lock: Always double-check your car before locking it, ensuring that no one is left behind.

By working together and remaining vigilant, we can prevent tragic car heat-related deaths. Let's create a community where safety and well-being are our utmost priorities.

Source: Weather.gov


Stay Cool: Beat the Heat!

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During extreme heat, it is crucial to prioritize your well-being. Stay indoors in air-conditioned spaces as much as possible, and if you must go outside, limit activities to early morning or late evening hours. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water, wear lightweight and loose-fitting clothing, and seek shade to avoid prolonged sun exposure.

Source: Weather.gov


Protect Your Pets from the Heat!

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Public Safety Reminder: As temperatures rise, remember that hot cars can be deadly for pets. Never leave your furry friends unattended in a parked vehicle, even for a few minutes. The temperature inside can skyrocket within moments, putting their lives at risk. Keep them safe and leave them at home!

Source: Weather.gov


Recognizing Heat Related Illnesses

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As the weather gets warmer, we tend to spend more time outside under the sun. It’s important to know the difference between heat stroke and heat exhaustion. Knowing the signs and symptoms of these two conditions could save your life or that of a loved one.

Source: CDC


Beat the Heat with Smart Food and Drink Choices!

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Community Alert: Combat the scorching heat by making smart choices when it comes to food and beverages. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water and savoring hydrating fruits like watermelon and cucumber. Opt for light, nourishing meals to keep your energy levels up without feeling weighed down. Stay cool, stay healthy!

Source: American Red Cross


🌞Heat Safety: Stay Cool, No Matter the Activity!

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Don't let the heat hinder your enjoyment or productivity. Practice heat safety in all your activities! Stay hydrated, take regular breaks in shaded areas, and wear appropriate sun protection. Prioritize your well-being and beat the heat with smart choices. Let's make this summer a safe and enjoyable one for everyone!

Source: Weather.gov


 

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