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Snow Shoveling Safety Tips

Snow Shoveling Safety Tips

Here are some tips from the American Heart Association to help you stay safe this winter.

-Give yourself a break. Take frequent rest breaks during shoveling so you don’t overstress your heart. Pay attention to how your body feels during those breaks.

-Don’t eat a heavy meal prior or soon after shoveling. Eating a large meal can put an extra load on your heart.

-Use a small shovel or consider a snow thrower. The act of lifting heavy snow can raise blood pressure ...

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Tots Will Be Happy With Toys You Donated

Tots Will Be Happy With Toys You Donated

It was all hands on deck to fill our ambulances with toys collected in the Toys for Tots drive in our coverage area. We know there will be many happy children and many relieved parents on Christmas morning because of your generous donations. Thank you!

Tagging along with us to record the donation were Erica Shych from CBS 21 and Brendon Leslie from Blue Ridge Cable 11.

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Northwest EMS Sponsors the Teal Pumpkin Project!

Northwest EMS Sponsors the Teal Pumpkin Project!

Because every child should be able to experience the joy and tradition of trick-or-treating, Northwest EMS is partnering with FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education) to bring allergy-free trick-or-treat to our community and to raise awareness of FARE as a resource to families suffering with food allergies.

The Teal Pumpkin Project is a world-wide initiative of FARE to give children with food allergies the opportunity to trick-or-treat in locations that promise to be allergy-free.  On October 31, between 6 and 8 ...

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