Heat Related Emergencies
Heat-related emergencies occur when a person’s body is unable to cool itself through sweating and heat loss into the air. It is most common when a person becomes dehydrated, and there is high temperature with high humidity and no breeze. The people most at risk are those who work or exercise outdoors in the heat, such as athletes, laborers, and soldiers, or those who have poor tolerance to heat, such as the elderly, the very young, alcoholics, or people who are obese or have medical problems.
FROM THE FIRE CHIEF:
In the event that you are presenting with symptoms associated with COVID-19 and have a TRUE EMERGENCY that requires immediate transport to the hospital via ambulance, please advise the dispatch center with your condition. When the ambulance arrives, our personnel will be equipped with the necessary personal protective equipment to minimize the risk of transmission. In addition, they will also provide you with a mask to prevent further contamination in the event that you may have COVID-19. Our priority is providing the best possible care to our community as well as keeping our men and women safe at the same time. Please be cooperative with the squad crew when they arrive so that we can all do our part in preventing the virus from spreading.
Independence Fire District is committed to providing professional emergency fire rescue services to the citizens of Independence and surrounding cities . The station is made up of brave men and women who risk their lives every day in order to keep our community safe. We also work toward improving fire safety awareness via educational courses, community programs, station house tours and more.