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Tips for Avoiding Heat Illness

Tips for Avoiding Heat Illness

After a cool, wet spring we are finally feeling the heat and we want to be outside in this fine weather. When we participate in outdoor activities we should be aware of heat-related illness. Don’t hesitate to call 911 if you or someone you are with feels dizzy, faint, confused, nauseous, has a headache, has a rapid pulse and stops sweating despite the heat.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention offers the following tips to prevent becoming a victim of ...

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Northwest EMS Offers Home Safety Education & Prevention Services

Northwest EMS Offers Home Safety Education & Prevention Services

While our primary mission is 911 emergency response services, at Northwest EMS, our goal is to serve our community as a trusted resource for home safety and education services. We offer a host of education, awareness and prevention services in the hopes that emergencies can be prevented, including concussion awareness, Cribs For Kids® safe sleep education, Hands Only CPR®, traditional CPR certification, a variety of home safety prevention education, as well as providing community resource referral services.
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Time to Protect Against Ticks

Time to Protect Against Ticks

From May through July, people get tick bites and tickborne diseases more often than any other time of year in the United States, but many may not know they are at risk.

Each year, nearly 30,000 confirmed cases of Lyme disease are reported to CDC, but a recent national survey reported that nearly 20 percent of people in areas where Lyme disease is common were unaware that it was a risk.

And even in those areas where the disease is common, 42 ...

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