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Heat StressExcessive Heat draws warnings
to drink water, reduce activities

Scottsdale Fire officials urge the public to know signs of heat-related stress and avoid strenuous outdoor activity as the National Weather Service issues excessive heat watch.

Individuals suffer heat-related illness when the body's temperature control system is overloaded and the body can no longer cool itself. Call 911 if a person becomes confused, passes out from the heat or stops sweating. See more tips here.

Water Safety LogoDrownings in Valley call for Vigilance

Drownings are preventable. Just a few simple steps can save the lives of your loved ones. Block access to water: Make sure barriers are in place so children cannot easily access pools, spas, and other water hazards. Watch the water: Neither children nor adults should swim alone. Ensure swimmers are safe by identifying a water watcher. Encourage the use of life jackets in pools and at lakes and rivers. Learn to swim and learn CPR: The tools may save a life.

See more information about how to keep your family water safe here.


Play VideoBe prepared before hitting the trails
Our city boasts some of the most beautiful hiking trails around. Unfortunately, Scottsdale firefighter/paramedics assisted more than 20 people on the McDowell Sonoran Preserve in the first 4 months of 2014.

It's important to take care of yourself and your canine hiking buddy while out on the trails.  Remember, if it's hot for you, it's hotter for your pet.

Before you go hiking, check out the video at right and also read this.


Hands-Only CPRHands-Only CPR Can Save Lives

Most people who experience cardiac arrest at home, work or in a public location die because they don't receive immediate CPR from someone on the scene. As a bystander, don't be afraid. Your actions can only help

When calling 911, you will be asked for your location. Be specific, especially if you’re calling from a mobile phone as that is not associated with a fixed address. Answering the dispatcher’s questions will not delay the arrival of help.

If you see a teen or adult suddenly collapse, call 9-1-1 and push hard and fast in the center of the chest to the beat of the classic disco song "Stayin' Alive." CPR can more than double a person's chances of survival, and "Stayin' Alive" has the right beat for Hands-Only CPR.

Get more informaiton about Hands-Only CPR from the American Heart Association.  Learn about when a Hands-Only CPR class will be held here.

Early High temps have officials on wildland fire watch

Rainfall enjoyed during winter months creates lush vegetation, which dries out in the hot desert climate in spring and summer.  Our early spring has authorities on watch for wildfires.  Protect your home with these tips.

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