LAC says avoid heat stress this summer

by Cheryl Zunic, Treasurer, Ph: 5486 8070

With the hot summer weather already upon us, the Cooloola Coast Local Ambulance Committee has again arranged for the distribution of Heat Stress Flyers to various 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.

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. So please pick up a flyer and keep cool this summer.

The committee is highlighting the dangers of button batteries for small children. We have obtained a supply of Button Battery Aware magnets which highlight the need to be vigilant and also give advice on what action is to be taken if one is swallowed.

Magnets will be distributed to families with the local school newsletter. There will be a leaflet attached which provides further details, along with safety tips on handling button batteries.

Child care centres and playgroups in the community will also be invited to assist in the distribution of this important information.

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.