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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.



Drowning Impact Awareness MonthDrownings in Valley call for Vigilance

Distractions are a common cause for drowning incidents. Because attention is drawn to back-to-school activities this time of year, we use the opportunity to bring water safety back to the forefront by recognizing August as Drowning Impact Awareness Month. Scottsdale has joined this campaign with Phoenix Children's Hospital for its 11th year. Purple awareness ribbons are available at any Scottsdale fire station. Find the station closest to you.

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.

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