Extreme Heat

  1. Free Spring & Summer Preparedness Resources
    Categories: Disaster & Survival Forum

    Free Spring & Summer Preparedness Resources

    BE PREPARED FOR SPRING & SUMMER NATURAL CATASTROPHES Spring and Summer are certainly two joyous seasons. From the perfume of fresh flowers blooming & the symphony of birds chirping, to the scent of sunblock & sand between your toes... Although, most do not consider that natural catastrophes such as severe weather, floods, extreme heat, and wildfires are very likely during...
  2. Record heat
    Categories: General Safety Topics, Health and First Aid Advice for Seniors & Health Tips

    Record heat

    Heat - it's not just uncomfortable, it is dangerous.. for children and elderly especially, but for workers, too. Download OSHA’s heat app to stay safe on the job. Heat Safety Tool By U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) When you're working in the heat, safety comes first. With the OSHA Heat Safety Tool, you have...
  3. Heat & the Elderly
    Categories: Health and First Aid Advice for Seniors

    Heat & the Elderly

    We've discussed how to keep your cool in hot weather, but what about some advice for older people on staying safe in hot weather? Since the risk of heat-related health problems increases with age, special considerations need be made. ?? Extreme Heat and Your Health Disaster Preparedness: Extreme Heat HEAT Death by Heat According to the National Institutes for Health, heat fatigue...
  4. Categories: General Safety Topics, Health and First Aid Advice for Seniors & Health Tips

    Keep Your Cool in Hot Weather

    Now is the time to prepare for the high temperatures that kill hundreds of people every year. Extreme heat caused 7,415 heat-related deaths in the United States from 1999 to 2010 . Heat-related deaths and illness are preventable, yet annually many people succumb to extreme heat. Very Very Frightening – Heat & Lightning HEAT Death by Heat Is a Heat...
  5. HEAT
    Categories: First Aid Articles, Health and First Aid Advice for Seniors & Health Tips


    Preparing for Extreme Heat Here at the end of Extreme Heat Week ?? we want to remind you that extreme heat events can happen anywhere in the United States. Extreme heat commonly occurs in the summer; however the main season for heat waves may vary regionally. While heat illness may affect seniors and the very young more rapidly, it is a...
  6. Death by Heat
    Categories: Health Tips

    Death by Heat

    Heat is typically the leading cause of weather related fatalities each year. A heat wave is a period of abnormally hot and humid weather, generally lasting more than 2 days. Heat waves have the potential to cover a large area, exposing a high number of people to a hazardous combination of heat and humidity, which can be very taxing on...
  7. Stay safe this Summer
    Categories: Disaster & Survival Forum

    Stay safe this Summer

    Know Your Risk, Take Action and Be a Force of Nature. Protect yourself from the heat while working or playing outside this summer. Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated and apply sunscreen regularly. Also, dress in lightweight and light colored clothing and wear a wide brimmed hat. 1. Know Your Risk Being prepared means learning about summer weather hazards...
  8. Is a Heat Wave Coming?
    Categories: Health Tips

    Is a Heat Wave Coming?

    Probably. As the NOAA explains, North American summers are hot; most summers see heat waves in one or more parts of the United States. Heat is one of the leading weather-related killers in the United States, resulting in hundreds of fatalities each year and even more heat-related illnesses. What can you do? During Extreme Heat Week, we remind you that taking precautions is...
  9. Look Before You Lock
    Categories: Child Safety, General Safety Topics & Health Tips

    Look Before You Lock

    Extreme Heat creates dangers for all ages, from Heat and Heat Related Injuries and Illness to death. While we often focus on safety working in the heat, and staying hydrated, it's not all about adults and electrolytes... During Extreme Heat Week, we want to remind you that pets and children die when left in cars every year... Look Before You Lock! Sweating...
  10. Heating up
    Categories: General Safety Topics

    Heating up

    Today is the First Day of EXTREME HEAT WEEK While it may be lovely Spring weather at present, it won't last and we've had some gnarly heat waves in  recent years, so we want you to be prepared. We'll be sharing new information about Heat Safety all week, but want o open with a look back at some great information shared...

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