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2201 I-70 Drive NW, Columbia, MO 65202 Phone: (573) 447-5000 FAX: (573) 447-5099 Monday, July 25, 2016
The Heat is On
Gale Blomenkamp, Assistant Chief/MPIO - Wednesday, June 15, 2016


With hot summer days and high heat indexes bearing down on Mid Missouri, we would like to offer these safety tips on heat related problems.

When it comes to weather-related events, statistics say extremely hot weather is the leading cause of death. In 2015, 45 people died as a result of extreme heat, down from 92 fatalities in 2013 and up from 20 in 2014. In 2015, the most dangerous place to be was in a permanent home with little or no air conditioning, where a reported 15 deaths (33%) occurred. According to the latest NOAA Weather Service figures the ten year average for 2006 – 2015:
113 died from heat
43 died from hurricanes
82 died from floods
110 died from tornadoes
31 died from lightning

People suffer heat-related injuries when the body's temperature control system is overloaded. The body normally cools itself by sweating. But under some conditions, sweating just isn't enough. In such cases, a person's body temperature rises rapidly. Very high body temperatures may damage the brain or other vital organs. Within 10 minutes the body’s temperature may rise as high as 106 degrees. Several factors affect the body's ability to cool itself during extremely hot weather. When the humidity is ...

 
From The Board of Directors

7/14/2016
NOTICE OF OPEN MEETING 7-20-2016
Notice is hereby given that the Board of Directors of the Boone County Fire Protection District will hold its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at 5:00PM going into closed session returning to open session following the 5:05 closed session, at the Boone County Fire Protection District Office, 2201 I-70 Drive NW, Columbia, MO 65202. This meeting is open to the public.

NOTICE OF CLOSED MEETING 7-20-2016
Notice is hereby given that the Board of Directors of the Boone County Fire Protection District will hold a closed meeting pursuant to Se
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