Tyler Fire Department announces annual ...
The Tyler Fire Department announces this ...
PALESTINE, July 6, 2014— In wild land fire disaster, people who are in the path of a fire are basically responsible for their own safe evacuation. For communities with persistent drought surrounded by forest areas with many acres of vegetation that have not burned in many years, preparedness is the key to surviving wild land fires.
These simple steps may save your life, those of your family, and protect your home from the devastating effects of wild land fires.
Remember that smoke can hurt your eyes, irritate your respiratory system, and worsen chronic heart and lung diseases. Smoke may worsen symptoms for people who have pre-existing respiratory conditions, such as respiratory allergies, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Listen and watch for news or health warnings about smoke and pay attention to local air quality reports.
For more information, contact Palestine Resource for Independent Living (PRCIL), 421 Avenue A, Palestine, Texas, 903- 729-7505.
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