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BEAT THE HEAT - SAFETY TIPS

What to do when the temperature is rising:

. 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
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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

Source: www.cnn.com



Turlock Fire Stations

Fire Station 1
540 E Marshall Street
Fire Station 2
791 S Walnut Road
Fire Station 3
501 E Monte Vista Ave
Fire Station 4
2820 N Walnut Road


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Turlock Fire Department
244 N. Broadway
Turlock, CA 95380-5454

Phone: (209) 668-5580
Fax: (209) 668-5558
Email: fire@turlock.ca.us

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday, 9AM - 5PM
Closed daily 12PM - 1PM
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