Health Tips For Fair Goers

POSTED BY: Brittany Harris
Thursday, August 19, 2010 - 06:23 PM
Community Ambulance

With the high temperatures lasting throughout the week, health officials are offering some advice for fairgoers.

Community Ambulance Service has a first aid station set up at the fair in case of any emergencies. Officials say the week has turned out well so far.

"A lot of blisters from not wearing the proper shoes, bumps and scraps and rides or being in the barns, no real major things as of yet," said Paramedic, Ralph Hill.

Hill says they spend months in advance planning for the fair. Extra crews are on staff for events at the Midway. He offers a few easy tips to stay safe.

"Just kind of watch what they're doing, wear the proper attire for the weather, drink plenty of fluids especially drink water since it's going to be hot for the rest of the week, and just be cautious around the animal barns and throughout the fair," said Hill.

Community Ambulance has between 2 to 3 paramedics on staff per day, along with 3 or 4 E.M.T. and volunteer nurses.

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