. Avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight and strenuous outdoor physical activities…especially in the afternoon…since heat or sun stroke can occur quickly.
. Use sun block and drink plenty of water. Also it is advised to check on those more sensitive to heat…such as the elderly…children…and pets. The hot…dry and breezy weather also increases the fire danger.
Source: National Weather Service Top
Tips for staying cool during intense heat periods:
1.Stay out of the sun Avoid going outside during the hottest part of the day, noon to 4 p.m.
2.Limit your activity Reserve vigorous exercise or activities for early morning or evening.
3.Dress properly Wear a large-brimmed hat and light-colored, light-weight, loose-fitting clothing that breathes. Don't go shirtless--a sweaty shirt will keep you cooler than bare skin.
4.Drink plenty of liquids Fluids help you sweat, which is your body's way of cooling off. Drink lots of water, juice or sports drinks. Avoid alcoholic or caffeinated drinks that promote fluid loss through urination.
5.Avoid hot, heavy meals They increase your metabolism, causing an increase in your body temperature.
6.Keep it cool Set your air conditioner between 75 and 80 degrees F. If you don't have an air conditioner, take a cool bath or shower once or twice a day and visit air-conditioned public places.
For more information go to http://stanemergency.com/content/naturalDisasters/heat.shtm
COMMUNITY CPR CLASS - AUGUST 22, 2015
Are you or someone you know interested in becoming CPR certified?
The Turlock Fire Department in cooperation with American Safety Health Institute will be hosting a CPR class. The training will focus on adult and child/infant CPR/AED.
Date: Saturday, August 22, 2015
Cost: $35.00 per person
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Place: Public Safety Facility—Training Room 244 N. Broadway Turlock, CA 95380 (enter near end of parking lot by the Veteran Flags)
If you have any questions or if you would like to submit your registration form and payment, please call the Turlock Fire Department at 668-5580, or visit us at 244 N. Broadway, 2nd Floor
Final registration date is Wednesday, August 19, 2015 class limited to 12 (paid and registered)