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Surviving the Desert Summer

By | May 20th, 2013|General|

Heat is the number one killer among all weather related causes of death across the country and in Arizona… more than tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, and wildfires combined. It doesn’t get much attention because it’s hard to take a picture of heat- but it’s easy to take a picture of hurricanes and tropical storms.  The AZ [...]

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‘Tis the Season to Stay Hydrated…

By | June 18th, 2012|General|

An excessive heat warning has been issued this week, with temps climbing up to 113!!!! The AZ heat is a lot more than a nuisance – it's lethal. Our latest report on heat shows that about 1,400 Arizonans get a heat related illness so serious they end up in a hospital emergency room – hundreds [...]

ADHS Scores New Heat Illness Prevention Grant

By | September 1st, 2010|Preparedness, Prevention|

The scorching summer of 2005 motivated us to get our act together and do a better job preventing heat related illnesses in Arizona.  That summer, we completed a needs assessment and developed a Heat Emergency Response Plan and Heat Brochure that identifies interventions using triggers from the National Weather Service.  These days, we identify risk [...]