caregiver planning symposium
The City of Garland’s Office of Emergency Management invites you to join us at our first annual Caregiver Planning Symposium. This is an opportunity for caregiver organizations, facility management and administrators to enhance preparedness and emergency plans. Please register by clicking the link below!
Request a Presentation
The Office of Emergency Management provides disaster and emergency preparedness public outreach and education for any organization, class, school, group, facility, neighborhood, etc. within Garland. Preparedness Presentations will be customized to meet the needs and interests of your audience including tips, tools and tailored preparedness considerations as well as specific emergency services Garland offers.
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Beat The heat!
Let's Get Ready Garland! Summer heat is a relentless challenge in our area and the Office of Emergency Management wants you to be prepared. You and your family can stay safe by knowing how to prevent heat-related illnesses and what to do when you are facing extreme heat.
Summer high temperatures in North Texas along with high humidity, can quickly cause heat-related illnesses which range in severity from mild heat cramps and heat exhaustion to potentially life-threatening heatstroke. It is important to consider those who are at greater risk from extreme heat: children, elderly and those with underlying health conditions including overweight individuals
Common Heat Safety Tips:
- Drink plenty of non-caffeinated, non-alcoholic beverages. Stay hydrated, even if you don't feel thirsty.
- Whether working or playing outdoors, find shade and take lots of breaks.
- During extreme heat, stay indoors as much as possible in air conditioning, keeping the blinds or curtains closed and using fans can really help to keep your home cooler.
- Fans alone may not be enough in high heat and high humidity so remember you can go to a public place like a recreation center, library or shopping mall to enjoy the AC.
- Limit sun exposure and use sunscreen even on cloudy days.
- Check on family and neighbors regularly and don’t forget about pets.
- Never leave people or pets in hot cars, it only takes a few minutes before the vehicle can heat up enough to be deadly. If you see a child in a hot car – take IMMEDIATE action, you could save a life!