On average, 38 children die every year from heat stroke after being left in the car. By leaving your children unattended in a vehicle for even a few minutes, you are needlessly risking their lives. Learn more about how to keep children safe at PrimaryChildrens.org/Safety


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Symptoms
By Mayo Clinic Staff

Signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion may develop suddenly or over time, especially with prolonged periods of exercise. Possible heat exhaustion signs and symptoms include:
•Cool, moist skin with goose bumps when in the heat
•Heavy sweating
•Faintness
•Dizziness
•Fatigue
•Weak, rapid pulse
•Low blood pressure upon standing
•Muscle cramps
•Nausea
•Headache

When to see a doctor

If you think you’re experiencing heat exhaustion:
•Stop all activity and rest
•Move to a cooler place
•Drink cool water or sports drinks

Contact your doctor if your signs or symptoms worsen or if they don’t improve within one hour. Seek immediate medical attention if your body temperature reaches 104 F (40 C) or higher.


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1. Develop a disaster plan for you and your family at home, work, school, and when outdoors. The American Red Cross offers planning tips and information on a putting together a disaster supplies kit at: http://www.redcross.org
2. Identify a safe place to take shelter. Information on how to build a Safe Room in your home or school
is available from the Federal Emergency Management Agency at: http://www.fema.gov/hazard/tornado/to_saferoom.shtm
3. Know the county/parish in which you live or visit – and in what part of that county you are located.
The National Weather Service issues severe weather warnings on a county/parish basis, or for a
portion of a county/parish.
4. Keep a highway map nearby to follow storm movement from weather bulletins.
5. Have a NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards receiver unit with a warning alarm tone and battery
back-up to receive warning bulletins.
6. National Weather Service (NWS) watches and warnings are also available on the Internet. Select your local NWS office at: http://www.weather.gov/organization.php …or go to the to the NWS Home Page at http://www.nws.noaa.gov
7. Listen to commercial radio or television/cable TV for weather information.
8. Check the weather forecast before leaving for extended periods outdoors. Watch for signs of approaching storms.
9. If severe weather threatens, check on people who are elderly, very young, or physically or mentally disabled. Don’t forget about pets and farm animals.


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HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SMOKE ALARMS:
•A closed door may slow the spread of smoke, heat and fire. Install smoke alarms in every sleeping room and outside each separate sleeping area. Install alarms on every level of the home.
•Smoke alarms should be interconnected. When one sounds, they all sound.
•Large homes may need extra smoke alarms.
•Test your smoke alarms at least once a month. Press the test button to be sure the alarm is working.
•There are two kinds of alarms. Ionization smoke alarms are quicker to warn about flaming fires. Photoelectric alarms are quicker to warn about smoldering fires. It is best to use of both types of alarms in the home.
•When a smoke alarm sounds, get outside and stay outside.
•Replace all smoke alarms in your home every 10 years.
Click the link below for installation and proper maintenance of Smoke Alarms!
http://www.nfpa.org/public-education/by-topic/smoke-alarms/installing-and-maintaining-smoke-alarms


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“The next few months will be busy for Samsung as it replaces 2.5 million brand new smartphones recalled last week because their batteries can catch fire. The same type of battery is used in all kinds of devices.” -Kris Van Cleave


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CHASING A KILLER
As America’s opiate problem explodes, the nation’s fire service finds itself on the front lines of a full-fledged public health crisis. As responders’ resources are stretched and as opioid-related deaths climb, fire officials are faced with tough challenges: How much should the fire service be expected to do? And is there a better way to do it?

http://www.nfpa.org/news-and-research/publications/nfpa-journal/2017/january-february-2017/features/opiates


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Smart911 is a free service used by public safety agencies across the country to enhance communication and response for their community. It can be used by 9-1-1 agencies to quickly send first responders to the location of an emergency with more information, by emergency management to better plan for and respond to disasters, and by municipalities to send emergency notifications to their citizens.

By creating a Safety Profile for your family, you are providing potentially life-saving information to public safety officials at the time when they need it most. Check out the video below for more information!


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NOAA Weather

Terre Haute International Airport - Hulman Field, IN

Last Updated on Sep 19 2017, 10:53 pm EDT

Current Conditions: Fair

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Temp: 67°F

Wind: North at 0mph

Humidity: 91%

Dewpoint: 64.0°F

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