Leave it to the pros! Fireworks are dangerous! A report from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) says that there are about 200 fireworks injuries a day during the month surrounding the Fourth of July holiday. Learn more about firework safety here: www.nfpa.org/fireworks

 

Heat-related illnesses can be very serious. Take time to learn the symptoms and how you can help:
Heat Exhaustion:
Symptoms: Heavy sweating; weakness; cold, pale and clammy skin; fast, weak pulse, nausea or vomiting, fainting.
What to do: Move to a cooler location; lie down and loosen clothing; apply cool, wet cloths to as much of body as possible, sip water. If vomiting occurs and continues, see medical attention.
Heat Stroke:
Symptoms: High body temperature (above 103°F); hot, red, dry or moist skin; rapid and strong pulse, possible unconsciousness
What to do: Call 911 immediately – this is a medical emergency!; move the person to a cooler environment; reduce body temperature with cool cloths or bath; do NOT give fluids.
If you suspect someone is suffering from a heat-related illness, take action right away!






 

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