Red Cross Heat Wave Safety Checklist
The hot days of summer can bring dangerously high temperatures.
Hot cars can be deadly, Never leave children or pets in your vehicle.
• Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids.
• Avoid extreme temperature changes.
• Wear loose-fitting, lightweight, light-colored clothing
• Slow down, stay indoors and avoid strenuous exercise
• Use a buddy system when working in excessive heat.
• Check on family, friends and neighbors who do not have air conditioning,
• Check on animals frequently to ensure that they are not suffering.
Excessive heat can lead to sunburn, cramps, exhaustion and stroke.
Someone experiencing heat cramps in legs or abdomen, get them to a cooler place, have them rest, lightly stretch the affected muscle, and replenish their fluids with a half a glass (about 4 ounces) of cool water every 15 minutes.
If the person refuses water, vomits or begins to lose consciousness,
call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number.
For more information on what to do when temperatures rise, download
Red Cross Heat Wave Safety Checklist
Learn how to treat heat-related and other emergencies by taking
First Aid and CPR/AED training online or in person.
Go to for more information.

Dont panic, but be prepared

Medical Summary forms for documenting your personal medical information
Attached you will find 2 sets of files. Each front and back are separate.
We hope these forms will make it easier for your community in case of an emergency
or even a doctor's visit. Since these forms can now be printed at will,
please remind people to update after each doctor's visit.

Set 1 - Medical Summary of Emergency Medical Information,
front and back - are the pages for you to print out
Front Medical Summary.pdf
Back Medical Summary.pdf

Set 2 - Emergency Medical Summary of Current medications:
front and back are the fill-able, save-able forms for your website.
Emergency Medic...mmary-front.pdf
Emergency Medic...ummary-back.pdf

Important Links
Overall preparedness

Pet preparedness


News Release

Alvin McMahon, a Somerset resident who is the director of the
Greater Fall River Medical Reserve Corps
was asked to manage a shelter that was set up for some
of the people who were displaced from their homes because of
the recent tornado in the western part of the state.
For the complete news release

CitizenReady Guide
How you can prepare for disasters and public health emergencies.
American Medical Association. 2011
Download this important booklet


Yale New Haven Center for Emergency Preparedness and
Disaster Response Preparedness Report.

The Preparedness Report is a digest of informational links
that contain current news clips,
press releases and new information from a variety of sources
on the subject of emergency preparedness
and disaster response
that we believe may be of value to you.

Yale Preparedness Reports Archive

IS-22 Are You Ready?
An In-depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness
Course Overview

The "Are You Ready?
An In-Depth Guide to Citizen Preparedness"

Program has been designed to help the citizens of this nation
learn how to protect themselves and their families against all types
of hazards. It can be used as a reference source
or as a step-by-step manual.
The focus of the content is on how to develop, practice, and maintain emergency plans that reflect what must be done before,
during, and after a disaster.
How to protect people and their property. Included is
information on how to assemble a disaster supplies kit
which contains the food, water, and other supplies in sufficient quantity
for individuals and their families to survive.

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