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Health and Safety Podcast: July 14, 2010
Health and Safety Podcast: July 14, 2010
Health and Safety Podcast: July 14, 2010
Health and Safety Podcast: July 14, 2010
Health and Safety Podcast: July 14, 2010
Health and Safety Podcast: July 14, 2010
Health and Safety Podcast: July 14, 2010
Health and Safety Podcast: July 14, 2010
Health and Safety Podcast: July 14, 2010
Health and Safety Podcast: July 14, 2010
Health and Safety Podcast: July 14, 2010
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Health and Safety Podcast: July 14, 2010

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Learn about an information workshop on the county’s pre-disaster recovery plan, ways to stay safe in the summer heat and Virginia’s Hurricane Evacuation Guide.

Learn about an information workshop on the county’s pre-disaster recovery plan, ways to stay safe in the summer heat and Virginia’s Hurricane Evacuation Guide.

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  • 1. Health and Safety Podcast
    July 14, 2010
  • 2. Topics
    July 14, 2010:
    Pre-Disaster Recovery Plan information workshop.
    Summer heat safety.
    Virginia’s Hurricane Evacuation Guide.
  • 3. Pre-Disaster Recovery Plan
    Information workshop:
    Wednesday, Aug. 4; 9 to 11:30 a.m.
    McConnell Public Safety and Transportation Operations Building, 4890 Alliance Drive in Fairfax.
    Call 571-350-1010 with any questions.
    To register and for more information visit www.fairfaxcounty.gov/oem/pdrp.
  • 4. Summer Heat Safety
    Drink plenty of fluids — two to four glasses of cool fluids each hour.
    Do not drink caffeinated or alcoholic beverages – they dehydrate the body. 
    www.fairfaxcounty.gov/emergency/prepare/summer
  • 5. Summer Heat Safety
    Stay in an air-conditioned area, if you can.
    Resting for just two hours in air conditioning can significantly reduce heat-related illnesses.
    Libraries, community and recreation centers, and senior centers offer an air-conditioned getaway.
     
    www.fairfaxcounty.gov/emergency/prepare/summer
  • 6. Summer Heat Safety
    Plan outdoor activities around the heat:
    If you must go outside, go before noon or at night when it's cooler.
    Avoid strenuous physical activities or reschedule them for the coolest part of the day, usually early morning.
    www.fairfaxcounty.gov/emergency/prepare/summer
  • 7. Summer Heat Safety
    Give your body a break:
    Heat is stressful; limit physical activity until your body adjusts to the heat.
    Eat light meals:
    Avoid high-protein foods; they increase metabolic heat.
    www.fairfaxcounty.gov/emergency/prepare/summer
  • 8. Summer Heat Safety
    Don’t take salt tablets unless directed by a physician.
    Wear light-colored clothing, which helps reflect sunlight.
    Wear sunscreen to prevent sunburn. Sunburn makes it more difficult for your body to cool off.
    www.fairfaxcounty.gov/emergency/prepare/summer
  • 9. Summer Heat Safety
    Never leave children or pets unattended in a car.
    Even with the windows slightly open, the temperature in a car on a 93-degree day can soar to 125 degrees in just 20 minutes; approximately 140 degrees in 40 minutes.
    www.fairfaxcounty.gov/emergency/prepare/summer
  • 10. Hurricane Evacuation Guide
    Available at www.ReadyVirginia.gov.
    Includes information on:
    Evacuation routes.
    Effects of storm surge on coastal areas.
    Bridge, tunnel and ferry closure plans.
    Hurricane watches and warnings.
    Personal emergency preparedness and making a family emergency plan.
  • 11. Additional Information
    www.fairfaxcounty.gov
    www.fairfaxcounty.gov/emergency
    9-1-1 – Emergency police, fire, medical.
    703-691-2131 – Non-emergency.

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