Hot Weather Health Tips Sponsored by members of Lewis Co. Fire Dist. 6
During hot weather, it's important to take a few various precautions to protect yourself and your loved ones from the extreme temperatures.
Stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water throughout the day. If you are thirsty, you're too dehydrated.
Stay inside in air conditioned facilities. If you don't have air conditioning, check with your local city hall, police station, or fire station to see if they have "cooling stations" available to beat the heat.
Do not leave children or pets unattended in cars, even with windows rolled down. Temperatures can rise very quickly to deadly levels.
Apply sunscreen anytime you go outdoors, and reapply as needed.
Check on your neighbors. Especially if you have elderly neighbors or neighbors without air conditioning or central air.
If you think you or someone else needs medical attention, don't delay, call 911 right away. Citizen's in Fire District 6 can be evaluated by our aid crews at no charge*.
* If the patient's condition necessitates transportation to a hospital by ambulance, applicable service fees do apply.
Filling Pools for Citizens
Each summer, Lewis Co. Fire District 6 strives to assist citizens with filling their pools as a quicker way to get the annual water activities underway. The water, for our east end citizens in the Logan Hill and Centralia Alpha areas, comes from the City of Chehalis fire hydrants. For our west end citizens, the water comes from Boistfort Valley Water fire hydrants. This year, citizens are asked to contact the respectful water company to request LCFD6 to fill your pool. Once the citizen has their approval, they may contact Fire Station 61 at (360) 748-6019 to arrange a time for their pool to be filled. Thank you for your cooperation!
City of Chehalis: (360) 748-0238
Boistfort Valley Water: (360) 748-1285
Lewis Co. Fire District 6 offers free residential smoke alarm replacement, installation, and battery checks for it's low-income and elderly citizens. Call Fire Station 61 for more information at (360) 748-6019.
Not sure how to test or operate your smoke, fire, or carbon monoxide detectors? We can help! Call Fire Station 61 at (360) 748-6019 to set up an appointment at no cost to LCFD6 citizens!