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Summer is on its way, here are some tips to stay safe during the summer months!

6/7/2016 (Permalink)

Community Summer is on its way, here are some tips to stay safe during the summer months! Drinking plenty of fluids is essential during the summer months! Always remember to drink even when you are not feeling thirsty!!

Summer isn't officially here yet, but the heat sure is! Here is a reminder to take caution during these hot and humid months!

Always remember that when you know you are going to spend a significant amount of time outside start to hydrate yourself the day before, staying hydrated is essential for staying safe this upcoming summer!

Here are some Safety tips to keep in mind this summer!

**Remember, if you are feeling thirsty, you are already dehydrated! Don't rely on your thirst! If you are outside remember to drink up even when you don't "feel" thirsty**

12 Tips for Staying Cool During the Warmer Months

·         Be aware of the heat. Pay attention to it and modify your activities appropriately.

·         Pay attention to your hydration status and be sure to drink plenty of fluids. (before during and after activities)

·         Try to stay in relatively cool areas, even when outside. Stand in the shade whenever possible.

·         Avoid hot, enclosed places, such as cars. Never leave children or pets unattended in a parked car.

·         Use a fan, if available.

·         Stay on the lowest floor of your building.

·         Eat well-balanced, light and regular meals.

·         Wear loose-fitting, lightweight and light-colored clothing.

·         Cover windows that receive a significant amount of sun with drapes or shades to help keep your house cool.

·         Weather stripping and proper insulation will keep cool air inside your home.

·         Cool beverages are good for cooling down the body, while alcoholic drinks can impair the body's ability to regulate its temperature.

Getting over heated during the warmer months is easy to do! Here are some signs to help you to recognize if you or someone else is starting suffer from heat overexposure.

8 Signs of Heat Overexposure

·         Heavy sweating -- though if heat stroke sets in, the body can no longer compensate and stops sweating.

·         Pale skin.

·         Muscle cramps.

·         Feeling tired and weak.

·         Altered mental status (confusion or disorientation).

·         Headache.

·         Becoming semi-conscious or passing out.

·         Nausea or vomiting.

6 First Steps to Take After Recognizing Heat-Induced Illness

·         Call 911.

·         Get the person out of the sun and into a cool area. An air-conditioned area is ideal, but moving someone into the shade will also help.

·         Apply water to help the person cool off.

·         Apply ice to the neck or armpits, where large blood vessels are close to the surface.

·         Remove any heavy clothing.

·         Immerse the body in cool water, either at a swimming pool or in a bathtub. 

Official Toys for Tots Drop off Location

11/19/2014 (Permalink)

The holiday season is right around the corner and this year we here at SERVPRO of Altamonte Springs/Longwood are proud to announce that we are an Official Toys for Tots Drop off location! If you are planning on giving this holiday season please drop off a new and unwrapped gift to our office. If you have any questions Please feel free to give us a call!

Halloween Safety tips!

10/17/2014 (Permalink)

With Halloween right around the corner, we wanted to take a moment to share some quick and easy Halloween Safety tips to keep you and your loved ones safe on this festive day!  The American Academy of Pediatrics has a few things to keep in mind to help practice a fun and safe Halloween! 

Here are a few ways that you can keep safe this Halloween. 

  • Safety in numbers travel in groups when ever possible
  • Carry a flashlite
  • Check all candy before it is consumed
  • Go to community events
  • Always be on alert!
  • Discuss what to do in case of emergency with your children
  • For more safety tips please click on the link below! 

    http://www.aap.org/en-us/about-the-aap/aap-press-room/news-features-and-safety-tips/Pages/Halloween-Safety-Tips.aspx 

    We hope everyone has a fun and safe Halloween! Happy Trick-or-Treating!