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 February 9, 2016  
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Effingham County Fire Rescue

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Fire Safety Educator: Hannah Jenkins

Fire Safety Educator: Jim Newton



 
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Valentine's Day Tips

Whether you plan to celebrate on your own or with someone special, use these tips to give a gift of health to you or someone you love on Valentine’s Day and all year long.


Be heart-healthy.

be healthyMake A Date With Your Heart! February is American Heart Month, and Valentine's Day is a great time to start taking steps to be heart-healthy.

  • Prevent and control high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and diabetes.
  • Avoid smoking and secondhand smoke.
  • Limit alcohol use.
  • Maintain a healthy weight.
  • Be active.
  • Eat healthy.

February is American Heart Month

Heart Disease Prevention: What You Can Do


Be food-conscious.

be nutritiousConsider making a healthy meal for Valentine’s Day. Serve food lower in salt and fat content, provide more fruits and vegetables, and make less sugary sweets for an overall healthy Valentine’s Day.

Healthy Recipes


Spread love, not germs.

be germ freeProtect yourself from the cold and flu.

  • Wash hands often.
  • Avoid close contact when you or someone you know is sick.
  • Get your flu vaccine.
Handwashing: Clean Hands Save Lives

Take 3 Actions to Fight the Flu


Be prepared for travel.

be preparedIf you are going on a romantic getaway, be prepared.

  • Are vaccinations required?
  • Are there special items such as sunscreen or insect repellent that you will need?
  • If you take medications, do you have enough for the trip?
  • If you're going on a cruise, learn the sanitation inspection scores for specific ships. Know what’s happening en route or at your travel destination.

Travelers' Health

Go easy on the bubbly.

be sensibleIf you drink alcohol, do so only in moderation. Excessive alcohol use has immediate effects that increase the risk of many harmful health conditions. It is also the third leading cause of preventable death. Don't drink and drive or let others drink and drive. Women who are pregnant or trying to become pregnant should not drink any alcohol.

Drinking and Driving: A Threat to Everyone

Be safe.

be safeGear up. Are you considering a new, potentially risky, or unsafe activity? Be sure to use appropriate safety gear, including seat belts, life vests, and helmets to help prevent injury.

Watch the sparks. If you decide to cook a romantic dinner, light some candles, or have a cozy fire, don’t leave them unattended.

Be aware. Women are more likely to be victims of sexual violence, including intimate partner violence, than men. Risk factors such as drinking alcohol and using drugs are associated with a greater likelihood of violence.

Injury and Violence

Fire Deaths and Injuries


Be sensitive.

be sensitiveConsider that your valentine may have allergies, asthma, diabetes, or other health conditions. You can be sensitive to your valentine by finding out if certain foods, flowers, pets, stuffed animals, or anything else might affect his or her health.

Asthma and Allergies

Take Charge of Your Diabetes

Healthy Pets, Healthy People



 
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Outdoor Burning
If you choose to burn your leaves and yard debris, please follow these rules:
1. You must have a burn permit each and every time you want to burn.
2. Burn permits expire at sundown and there is NO burning on Sundays.
3. You can only burn natural, yard debris from your property.
    *No household garbage, furniture, tires, plastics, glass, metals or
      construction materials.

Keep updated through
Georgia Forestry.
Local Office @ 754-6932

Avoid Brush Fires
Make sure you have a garden hose ready, in case you need to put the fire out.
Never leave a fire burning unattended.
Keep your fire to a reasonable and manageable size.
Build your fire in a designated area, clear of hazards and debris.
More Information on Wildfire Safety
WildfireSafetyTips[1].pdf


 
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Links for fun interactives that teach fire safety!

Sparky the Fire Dog is the mascot of NFPA and likes to share fire safety tips and games with kids.   







 Scholastic is well know as a great resource for teachers and students.  The Scholastic fire safety pages are full of great games for all.



FireFacts.org has great safety information for the whole family.







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