Abbotsford Fire Department

&

Ambulance Service

 

A Few....  Serving Many!

 

Abbotsford Fire Dept.

112 W. Spruce St.

P.O. Box 477

Abbotsford, WI 54405

 

Abbotsford Ambulance Service

112 W Spruce St.

PO Box 117

Abbotsford, WI 54405

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Hypothermia

 


  • When exposed to cold temperatures, your body begins to lose heat faster than it can be produced.
  • Low body temperature may make you unable to think clearly or move well.
  • You may not know you have hypothermia.
  • If your temperature is below 95°, the situation is an emergency—get medical attention immediately.


Check on family and neighbors who are especially at risk from cold weather hazards.


Be mindful of pets and stray animals too!  Pets, like people can only tolerate the winter conditions for so long.  Stray animals might be searching for a warm place and are known to crawl into vehicle engine compartments.

Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning


Carbon monoxide detectors save lives, but less than one-third of American homes have one installed.


• Replace the battery for your home’s CO detector each spring and fall
• Do not heat your home with a gas range or oven
• Never run a car or truck inside an attached garage


Recognizing Frostbite

At the first signs of redness or pain in any skin area, get out of the cold or protect any exposed skin—frostbite may be beginning. Any of the following signs may indicate frostbite:

  • a white or grayish-yellow skin area
  • skin that feels unusually firm or waxy
  • numbness

A victim is often unaware of frostbite until someone else points it out because the frozen tissues are numb.

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