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Dangers of extreme heat topic of Friday presentation

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Lauren Staffen (left) and Jessica Rapp (right) from Carson City Health and Human Services will lead this month’s Triad “Extreme Heat,” a presentation on how to avoid hot weather emergencies, on Friday. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Carson City Nevada Triad presents Extreme Heat, a presentation designed to help people become more aware about the dangers of extreme heat and how to avoid them, at the Carson City Senior Center, 911 Beverly Drive, on Friday, Aug. 10, at 11:45 a.m.

Jessica Rapp and Lauren Staffen from Carson City Health and Human Services will lead the discussion.

"It is important for everyone of all ages to understand the dangers of extreme heat and how it will affect the body's ability to cool," Rapp said. "Adults over the age of 65, children younger than two, and people with chronic diseases are at greatest risk for heat-related illnesses."

As the temperatures increase, take steps to stay cool, remain hydrated, and keep informed, Rapp said. Getting too hot can make people sick. While heat-related deaths and illness are preventable, many people die from extreme heat each year.

"Two of the most common hot weather-related health problems are heat exhaustion and heat stroke," Rapp said. "Your best defense against heat-related illness is prevention. We have a few tips to help you tackle the hot weather and stay healthy."

In addition, the presentation will also include a question and answer period.

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The presentation is free of charge and open to the public. Raffle tickets will be handed at the door for the chance to win a four-pack of Reno Aces baseball game tickets.

Carson City Triad provides health and safety related information monthly at the Senior Center. Triad is a collaboration between the Carson City Sheriff's Office, Fire Department and Senior Center.

For information, email Courtney Warner, executive director of the Carson City Senior Center, at CWarner@carson.org, or call the center at 775-883-0703.

If you go

What: Extreme Heat

When: Friday, August 10, at 11:45 a.m.

Where: Carson City Senior Center, 911 Beverly Drive, Carson City