National Heatstroke Prevention Day

Saturday, May 1st is National Heatstroke Prevention Day. We have added some new tips that you can share with your community on Neighbors.

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Heatstroke Prevention for Children

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Sample message:

"[Agency Name] would like for everyone to take action if you see children unattended in a vehicle.

Never leave a child alone in a parked car, even with the windows rolled down or the air conditioner on. A child’s body temperature can rise 3 to 5 times faster than an adult’s body temperature."

Source: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration


Act Fast. Save a Life.

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Sample message:

"Never, never, never leave children unattended in vehicles! Studies have shown that the temperature inside a parked vehicle can rapidly rise to dangerous levels. Leaving the windows slightly open does not significantly decrease the heating rate. The effects can be more severe on children because their bodies have not developed the ability to efficiently regulate internal temperature."

Source: NHTSA


Look Before You Lock!

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Sample message:

"The heat is coming! Never let children play in an unattended vehicle. Temperatures inside a car can rapidly increase and create dangerous conditions for children."

Source: International Association Of Fire Fighters


How Hot Is Your Car?

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Sample message:

"Animals can die of heatstroke within 15 minutes, and cracking the car windows doesn’t help. [Agency Name] reminds you to NEVER leave your pets in parked vehicles!"

Source: International Association Of Fire Fighters


Stay Hydrated

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Sample message:

"Whether you are outside or inside, extreme heat can be dangerous and high levels of humidity can make even the most relaxing of days unbearable. [Agency Name] wants to remind everyone to stay safe when you’re outdoors by wearing sunscreen and staying in the shade when possible."

Source: Communication, Culture, and Heath


Beat The Heat

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Sample message:

"Let’s beat the heat by staying cool and hydrated as the temperatures rise!"

Source: National Weather Service


Heat Exhaustion vs Heat Stroke

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Sample message:

"Both heat exhaustion and heat stroke are serious health conditions. [Agency Name] wants to remind neighbors to learn the symptoms and what to do if you or a loved one shows signs of having either of these heat-related illnesses."

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


 

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