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The Heat is On

The Heat is On:  Heat Related Safety Tips With hot summer days and high heat indexes bearing down on Mid Missouri, we would like to offer these...

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Structure Fire at 10761 I-70 Drive Northeast on December 22, 2016

The Boone County Fire District responded to a residential structure fire at 10761 I-70 Drive Northeast, Lot 10 on December 22, 2016. Upon our arrival we found...

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Winter Storm Preparedness Takes Action

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released their Winter Outlook , which predicts La Niña conditions that favor a warmer, drier South and a cooler, wetter North. Winter storms...

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Stay Warm with Home Heating Safety

According to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA), half of all home heating fires occur in December, January and February. So now is the time to make sure...

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Summer Dangers for Pets
Many summer activities we all enjoy can be dangerous for our furry friends, largely due to the intense heat.
Here are some things to watch out for, to keep our pets safe.

-Heat stroke or heat stress: Never leave your animals alone in a parked vehicle. The temperature inside a car can get to the point of extreme danger in less than 15 minutes.

-Dehydration: Pets can get dehydrated quickly, so give them plenty of fresh, clean water when it’s hot or humid outdoors. Make sure your pets have a shady place to get out of the sun,

-Hot pavement or hot sand. Hot pavement or hot sand can burn the pads of your pets’ feet, which is very painful.

-Cooler Hours: Exercise your pets in the morning or evening.

-Sunburn. Some pets, particularly dogs that have particularly thin hair or some dogs who don’t have much hair at all on their bellies, they can potentially get sunburned. So talking to your vet about some safe options for sunscreen is important

-Burns from BBQ grills. “I think one of the main things is a hot grill, and dogs smelling whatever’s cooking on the grill and getting really close to the grill, and depending on what kind of grill, if they get under it, they run the risk of being burned or hot grease dropping on them and burning them

-Drowning. While most dogs know how to swim, it’s a good idea to put a life jacket on your dog, while boating
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