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Fair Lawn Emergency Management
Monday July 15th, 2013 :: 09:25 a.m. EDT

Advisory

Heat Advisory and Suggestions for Keeping Cool

HEAT ADVISORY & SUGGESTIONS FOR KEEPING COOL

With temperatures forecasted in the mid to high 90’s throughout this week, please note the hours of Borough Facilities to get some relief from the heat:

Fair Lawn Community Center:
Monday to Friday – 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Fair Lawn Senior Center:
Monday to Friday – 8:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Fair Lawn Library:
Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays – 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 pm.
Tuesdays – 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Fridays – 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Fair Lawn Memorial Pool
Monday to Friday – 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
$10.00 per day/per person (if you currently do not have a pool pass)
Children under 5 years of age – Free

Fair Lawn Emergency Management offers some suggestions for keeping cool. 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.

Address/Location
Fair Lawn Emergency Management
8-01 Fair Lawn Avenue
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410

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

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