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Resiliency Digest

February 2023

News & tips for being ready
before, during, and after emergencies.
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National Burn Awareness Week - Scald Dangers

National Burn Awareness Week is an opportunity to remember and amplify common burn awareness and prevention messages throughout our communities. The theme for 2023 is Scald Prevention. Do you take these steps to prevent scalds?

More Burn Awareness Resources

February is American Heart Month

Help promote American Heart Month throughout February and National Wear Red Day (February 3rd) to bring greater attention to heart disease as a leading cause of death for Americans. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have some excellent resources for understanding and advancing heart health. Think you know what you need to know? Take this Heart Disease Quiz to measure your knowledge!

American Heart Month is also a great time to refresh your CPR know-how. Check out the resources from the American Heart Association for virtual training and for schools and in the workplace.

You can help protect your heart against #HeartDisease with self-care, like moving more, eating healthier, managing stress, not smoking/vaping, and getting enough quality sleep. This #WearRedDay, use #OurHearts to share how you’re showing your heart more love!

More Heart Month Resources

Winter & Your Heart

Heart attacks become more of a risk during strenuous snow clearing because blood pressure and heart rates spike while cold air constricts blood vessels and decreases the amount of oxygen received by the heart. When these factors combine and a person isn't in peak health, shoveling can be a deadly activity. Learn some practical ways to make snow removal safer in this article from the American Heart Association.

Spring CERT Course Scheduled

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For additional resources to help protect yourself, loved ones, and property, visit the National Weather Service,, U.S. Fire Administration, and the National Safety Council. 
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