Beat The Heat!
We here at SERVPRO of Dover Middletown have some tips to help keep you and your family cool and safe this summer!
- DO NOT leave children or pets alone in a parked vehicle. Temperatures can reach between 130 and 172 Degrees within 1 hour when the outside temperature is between 80 and 100 degrees. If you see pets or children left in a vehicle please contact 911 immediately.
- Stay hydrated; avoid drinks with sugar alcohol, or caffeine, water is always the best option!
- Stay indoors on the lowest floor possible.
- Wear lightweight, light colored clothing.
- Make sure if you are outside that you use sunscreen with adequate SPF.
- Limit outdoor activities, especially mid day when the sun is the hottest.
Know the signs of heat stroke:
- Flushed, hot, and dry skin with no sweating.
- High body temperature above 103 degrees.
- Severe throbbing headaches, weakness, laziness, dizziness, or confusion.
- Sluggishness or fatigue, Decreased responsiveness, and loss of consciousness.
If heat stroke occurs take these steps and immediately call 911:
- Get victim inside or in shade
- Get person to cool shower or bath or wipe with cool washcloth while awaiting emergency responders.
Fireworks Season and Safety!
Fireworks over Legislative Hall, Dover Delaware.
The State Of Delaware recently passed legislation legalizing ground fireworks for two days out of the year. July 4th and New Years. With this recent passing of legislation we here at SERVPRO of Dover Middletown want to remind you of some basic firework safety. . Never use fireworks while Impaired by drugs or alcohol. Never allow young children to handle fireworks. Older children should use them only under close adult supervision. Anyone using fireworks or standing nearby should wear protective eyewear. Never light them indoors. Only use them away from people, houses and flammable material. Only light one device at a time and maintain a safe distance after lighting. Never ignite devices in a container . Do not try to re-light or handle malfunctioning fireworks. Soak unused fireworks in water for a few hours before discarding. Keep a bucket of water nearby to fully extinguish fireworks that don’t go off or In case of fire Remember sparks or burning fireworks also pose not only a hazard to personal safety, but also a potential for fire as well. According to the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) an average of 18,500 fires are started every year by fireworks. This includes 1,300 structure fires, 300 vehicle fires, and 16,900 outside fires. These fires caused an average of 3 deaths, 40 civilian injuries, and $43 Million in property damage. Sparklers are often seen as a “safe” alternative when they actually account for one fourth of all emergency room visits due to fireworks. Play it safe this summer, remember all these tips if you plan on using fireworks safely, or better yet grab a lawn chair, a blanket, some friends and family and leave the fireworks to the professionals! Happy 4th from us here at SERVPRO of Dover Middletown!