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Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The Presidential Proclamation encourages citizens, government agencies, private businesses, nonprofit organizations, and other interested groups to join in activities to increase awareness of what Americans can do to prevent breast cancer. Visit the Breast Cancer Awareness Website for valuable information about Breast Cancer Awareness.
As summer approaches it is time to consider safety precautions for extreme heat. Heat affects all people, but is particularly dangerous for the sick, elderly and young. Urban area residents also have a greater chance of being affected than those who live in rural areas due to the heat island effect.
According to the EPA, "the sun can heat dry, exposed urban surfaces, such as roofs and pavement, to temperatures 50-90° F hotter than the air, while shaded or moist surfaces often in more rural settings remain close to air temperatures."
Whether you are in an urban or rural area, there are several things you can do to prepare for an prevent extreme heat from affecting you and your family. If possible stay indoors I the air conditioning. Remember to bring your pets indoors, or have shade and water available for them at all times. Stay hydrated and limit alcohol and caffeine intake.
If you must venture outdoors, wear light-colored, and loose-fitted clothing. It is also important to wear sunscreen when outdoors, and follow the instructions for application.
Pay attention to signs of heat exhaustion, which include: heavy sweating, weakness, cold, pale and clammy skin, nausea or vomiting, and fainting according to the Center For Disease Control And Prevention (CDC). Heat exhaustion can lead to heat stroke, which is life-threatening. Signs of heat stroke are a high body temperature (103°+), rapid and strong pulse, and possible unconsciousness. If you think someone has heat stroke, call 911 immediately and move the person somewhere cool. Try to reduce the body temperature with cool, wet clothes or a bath. Do not give the person with heat stroke fluids, and treat the situation as a serious medical emergency. (CDC)
If you live in a humid climate, be aware of the heat index. The heat index factors in the humidity, which can make the temperature feel 15° hotter.
Extreme Heat Safety Tips to Prepare Your Home
- Install window air conditioners snugly, insulate if necessary
- Check air-conditioning ducts for proper ventilation
- Install temporary window reflectors (for use between windows and drapes). Aluminum foil covered card board can be used to reflect heat back outside.
- Cover windows that receive morning or afternoon sun with drapes, shades, awnings, or louvers, to reduce the heat that enters a home by up to 80%.
Extreme Heat is a serious danger. For more information on preparation and prevention, visit https://www.ready.gov/ or https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/index.html
Featured Member of The Waldwick Chamber of Commerce for November
For over 20 years, Charlie and Donna Vingoe have owned the SERVPRO franchises of Northwest Bergen and Southern & Eastern Rockland County, located on Crescent Ave. in Waldwick. SERVPRO, a residential and commercial cleanup and restoration firm, provides 24/7 emergency water and fire/smoke/soot damage cleanups, sewage cleanups, mold remediation, bio-hazardous cleanings such as crime scene and hoarder situations, and carpet and upholstery cleanings.
Since 1995, the Vingoe’s SERVPRO have earned the trust of 100’s of national insurance carriers, as well as home and business owners alike, by making water and fire damage cleanups “Like it never even happened.” Their local SERVPRO team of industry certified and experienced production managers, technicians and office staff are experts in helping you with your cleanup and throughout the mitigation process. SERVPRO’s reputation is based on “Readiness”, being ready to help when disaster strikes, “Faster”, being faster to any sized disaster and committed to being “Here to Help”, with the philosophy of understanding the customer’s wants and needs. SERVPRO’s goal is to make a difficult time less challenging.
SERVPRO of Northwest Bergen and Southern & Eastern Rockland County has been recognized as one of the top 100 SERVPRO’s in the country, out of over 1800, for the past ten years and are members of SERVPRO’s National Franchise Advisory Board and the Northern New Jersey Sub-Regional Advertising Committee.
Charlie, Donna and the entire SERVPRO team take great pride in giving back to the community and believe their business has a responsibility to “pay it forward”. SERVPRO actively participates with The Waldwick Chamber of Commerce and is part of their Executive Board. SERVPRO works together on Chamber events that support local charities, community volunteer organizations, the town’s beautification, and the promotion of business amongst Chamber members. SERVPRO sponsors the Chamber’s 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk, networking events, Small Business Saturday, and Disco Nights for The Center for Hope and Safety. SERVPRO also sponsors Waldwick Day, several town recreational sports teams and sports banners, local educational fundraising events by donating tricky tray raffle items and monetary donations to various town volunteer organizations. SERVPRO has established a scholarship for a graduating senior from Waldwick High School and is the Emergency Evacuation Shelter and Meeting Point for the Crescent Elementary School. SERVPRO has initiated and sponsored the following charity events for local community members, Bridges for Katie, Kisses for Kelly Comedy Night & Subs for Super Bowl, A Night at the Hermitage for Laura A., a Variety Night for Hope with Heart and a Bruce Springsteen Cover Band Concert for Kerry.
Waldwick Chamber of Commerce Featured Member
To contact Charlie and Donna’s SERVPRO, call 1-800-497-7179 or 201-236-2400
Turn the Town Teal
SERVPRO is Turning the Town Teal in support of Ovarian Cancer awarness month.
Know the symptoms. Visit the website at www.turnthetownteal.org
Rockland Boulders Baseball Game
SERVPRO of Southern and Eastern Rockland hosted a fun night of food, fireworks, and baseball at a Rockland Boulders game.
Rockland Home Show
SERVPRO of Northwest Bergen and Rockland County participated in the 2015 Rockland Home Show. It's always wonderful to share our services with our community.
Citizen of the Year
We couldn't be more proud of our very own Karen. She was recognized as Citizen of the Year for all of the amazing work she does in our community. Congratulations Karen!
SERVPRO of Northwest Bergen and Rockland County was happy to assist the local school system with several safety initiatives.
SERVPRO at The Barclays, Ridgewood Country Club
SERVPRO was a proud sponsor of The Barclays at Ridgewood Country Club. Members of our marketing team helped in the SERVPRO booth, where attendees could practice their putting skills. For additional photos, please "like" us on Facebook.
SERVPRO of Southern & Eastern Rockland County and Friends at Rockland Boulders
SERVPRO of Southern & Eastern Rockland County hosted an outing to a Rockland Boulders game. Everyone enjoyed food, fireworks and an exciting baseball game. Additional photos are posted on our FaceBook page.
Suburban Home Show
SERVPRO of Southern Rockland County participated in the Suburban Home Show held in Suffern, NY.