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 9, 2014
Cost: $35.00 per person
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Place: Public Safety Facility —Training Room 244 N. Broadway (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 Tuesday, August 5, 2014
class limited to 12 (paid and registered)
Barbecue Safety BEFORE You Barbecue: • Check your grill thoroughly for leaks, cracking or brittleness before using it. • Clean out the tubes that lead into the burner. • Make sure the grill is at least 10 feet away from your house, garage, or trees. • Store and use your grill on a large flat surface that cannot burn (i.e.- concrete or asphalt). • Don't use grills in a garage, porch, deck or on top of anything that can catch on fire. • Keep children away from fires and grills. Create a safety zone around the grill and instruct children to remain outside the zone. A chalk line works great for this purpose. • Have a fire extinguisher, a garden hose attached to a water supply, or at least 16-quarts of water close by in case of a fire.
DURING Your Barbecue • Don't wear loose clothing that might catch fire. • Use long handled barbecue tools and/or flame resistant mitts. • Never use any flammable liquid other than a barbecue starter fluid to start or refresh a fire. • Never pour or squirt starter fluid onto an open flame. The flame can easily flashback along the fluid's path to the container in your hands. • Keep alcoholic beverages away from the grill, they are flammable! • Never leave the grill unattended.
AFTER Your Barbecue • Always follow the manufacturer's cleaning and storing instructions that accompany the grill. • Keep your grill clean and free of grease buildup that may lead to a fire. • Never store liquid or pressurized fuels inside your home and/or near any possible sources of flame.
For more information on Barbecue safety tips or to download a printable version, click here: http://www.nfpa.org/assets/files//PDF/Public%20Education/Grilling_Safety.pdf
With temperatures rising the best defense against heat stroke and heat related problems is prevention.
Here are some prevention tips:
•Photo of athlete drinking water. Drink more fluids (nonalcoholic), regardless of your activity level. Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink.
•Don’t drink liquids that contain alcohol or large amounts of sugar–these actually cause you to lose more body fluid. Also, avoid very cold drinks, because they can cause stomach cramps.
•Stay indoors and, if at all possible, stay in an air-conditioned place. If your home does not have air conditioning, go to the shopping mall or public library–even a few hours spent in air conditioning can help your body stay cooler when you go back into the heat.
•Electric fans may provide comfort, but when the temperature is in the high 90s, fans will not prevent heat-related illness. Taking a cool shower or bath, or moving to an air-conditioned place is a much better way to cool off.
Although any one at any time can suffer from heat-related illness, some people are at greater risk than others. Check regularly on: * Infants and young children * People aged 65 or older * People who have a mental illness * Those who are physically ill, especially with heart disease or high blood pressure
•Visit adults at risk at least twice a day and closely watch them for signs of heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Infants and young children, of course, need much more frequent watching.
If you must be in the Sun:
• Limit your outdoor activity to morning and evening hours.
• Try to rest often in shady areas.
• Protect yourself from the sun by wearing a wide-brimmed hat (also keeps you cooler) and sunglasses and by putting on sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher (the most effective products say “broad spectrum” or “UVA/UVB protection” on their labels).
These tips were brought to you by the CDC http://www.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/heattips.asp