Umatilla RFPD

The Umatilla RFPD is a combination department, meaning that a few hard-working paid people keep the district running, but we rely heavily on dedicated volunteers to truly get our mission done.

Our volunteers are trained to the same high standards as career, paid firefighters, but they're doing it outside of their normal daily activities.

Our volunteers come in all ages and sizes, and from many career fields like construction, corrections, administration, and medical fields.

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Combating Heat Stress Problems (Part 2 of 5)
Don’t’ Feel the Burn
Sunburn isn’t just a problem for beach-goers. It’s a major hazard for those who work outdoors – especially in the summertime.

Mild sunburn may only cause temporary discomfort, but more severe burns can result in swells and blisters that take weeks to heal.

Furthermore, ongoing sunburn can have severe long-term consequences, such as an increased risk of skin cancer, wrinkling and brown spots.

Workers who are exposed to the sun for half an hour or more should wear sweat proof sunscreen with an SPF of 50 or higher.

Sunscreen should be reapplied every 60 to 80 minutes and prolonged exposure to the sun should b e avoided.
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PUBLIC ALERT - .RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM TO 9 PM PDT THURSDAY (JULY 18) FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY.

For more information on red flag warnings, including activities to avoid as well as ways to protect your home, please click on the link youtu.be/H6Woc5it_HIt (You may have to copy the link into your web browser).
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July 12, 2019
Combating Heat Stress Problems (Part 1 of 5)
Hydration, Hydration, Hydration
When it’s hot out, you sweat more. When you sweat more, you become more susceptible to dehydration. Dehydration happens when your body uses more water than it’s taking in and it’s a common cause of workplace illness during the summer.

Symptoms of dehydration include weakness, dizziness, dry mouth, muscle cramps, light-headedness and fainting. Occasionally dehydration can also result in a high fever.

To prevent dehydration, drink water or hydrating sports drinks every 15 minutes, even if you’re not thirsty. Be sure to take regular cool-down breaks to help control your body temperatures and reduce excess perspiration.
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