Cheryl Zunic, Caroline Taylor, Cherie Mason and paramedic Marc Shearman share news on the LAC at the Who’s New at the Zoo -2 event
The Local Ambulance Committee is keen to ensure that members of our community keep as safe as possible throughout the year. With the hot summer weather already making its presence felt, the committee has again arranged for the distribution of Heat Stress flyers to some outlets in Tin Can Bay and Rainbow Beach, as well as both libraries.
The flyers are free and offer some very helpful hints on how to prevent heat-related illness for seniors, babies and children in particular. Practical measures such as drinking small amounts of water every 15-20 minutes, wearing lightweight clothing and avoiding strenuous activity are some of the suggestions for avoiding heat stress.
There is also advice on the early signs of heat stress and remember if it progresses to heat stroke, it is a medical emergency and you need to call triple zero (000).
The Ambulance Officers have again reported problems with identifying house numbers stencilled on driveways particularly at Rainbow Shores. Please ensure that leaf litter is cleared from the house number and that it is kept clearly visible at all times.
The committee would like to thank all those people who have supported us during the year and we wish everyone a joyful Christmas and a happy and safe new year.