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Fair Lawn Emergency Management
Friday July 5th, 2013 :: 03:02 p.m. EDT


Relief from the Heat

With temperatures forecasted in the 90’s throughout the weekend , Fair Lawn Emergency Management offers some suggestions for keeping cool.

Please note the following weekend hours of Borough Facilities if you would like to get some relief from the heat:

Fair Lawn Community Center:
Saturday & Sunday - 9;00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Fair Lawn Senior Center:
Saturday - 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Sunday - 12 Noon to 3:00 p.m.

Fair Lawn Library:
Saturday - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

What should you do?

If a period of extreme heat, take the following precautions:

• Slow down, avoid strenuous activity. Do not try to do too much on a hot day.

• Wear lightweight, loose-fitting, light-colored clothing. Light colors will reflect heat and sunlight and help maintain normal body temperature. Protect your face with a wide-brimmed hat.

• Drink plenty of water regularly and often, even if you do not feel thirsty. Attempt to stay hydrated.

• Eat well-balanced, light, regular meals. Avoid high protein foods that increase metabolic heat.

• Stay indoors as much as possible.

• If you do not have air conditioning, stay on your lowest floor, out of the sun. Electric fans do not cool the air, but they do help evaporate perspiration.

• Go to a place where you can get relief from the heat.

• Cover windows that receive morning or afternoon sun with drapes, shades, awnings or louvers. Outdoor awnings or louvers can reduce the heat that enters a home by up to 80 percent.

• Avoid too much sunshine. Sunburn slows the skin’s ability to cool itself. If you are outside, use sunscreen lotion with a high SPF (Sun Protection Factor) rating.

• Never leave children or pets alone in a closed vehicle.

• Do not leave pets outside for extended periods. Make sure that they have plenty of drinking water.

• Check on family, friends and neighbors.

• If you believe you, or anyone you are with, is experiencing a heat-related medical emergency, promptly call 9-1-1, and if possible, move to a cooler place.

Fair Lawn Emergency Management
8-01 Fair Lawn Avenue
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 201-796-1700

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