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Northland Regional Ambulance District
Tuesday, January 26 2016

Thanks to Platte City Girl Scout Troop 455 and their leaders for joining us tonight to learn hands-only CPR and for a tour of our ambulance. We enjoyed your visit!

       

Posted by: Scott Roy, Executive Director AT 09:00 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
Friday, January 22 2016

Stay safe and drive nice and slow when there is ice and snow!  For more information from the Missouri Department of Transportation, visit  http://traveler.modot.org/map/

Posted by: Scott Roy, Executive Director AT 11:10 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
Wednesday, January 13 2016

Sniffling? Sneezing? Stuffy nose? Flu season is in full swing! Here's some helpful information from Cover Missouri and the Mid-American Regional Council about where to go when you need care.

Posted by: Scott Roy, Executive Director AT 08:58 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
Tuesday, January 12 2016

Turn Around - Don't Drown - Never underestimate the power of water. It takes just 12 inches of water to carry off a small car, only 24 for larger vehicles.

This video demonstrates how quickly a vehicle can be swept away in flood water, and how dangerous driving through water can be. 

Posted by: Scott Roy, Executive Director AT 08:55 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
Monday, January 11 2016

Do you know the difference between a Winter Storm Watch, Winter Storm Warning and a Winter
Weather Advisory?
When a warning is issued: TAKE ACTION!
When a watch is issued: Get Prepared!
When an advisory is issued: Take Precautions!
Find out more at:  http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/winter/ww.shtml

Posted by: Scott Roy, Executive Director AT 08:54 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
Sunday, January 10 2016

DON’T WAIT. COMMUNICATE! During a disaster, does your family know how to stay in touch? Don’t wait for the worst to happen. Make a family communications plan to ensure that your family is prepared.

Download the Family Communication Plan for Parents & Kids here to get started on your pre-plan.

Posted by: Scott Roy, Executive Director AT 08:51 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
Saturday, January 09 2016

On average, weather-related vehicle crashes kill 6,250 people and injure more than 480,000 each year. Snow or ice can create particularly dangerous driving conditions. Remember to slow down, leave plenty of space between you and the vehicle in front of you, and give yourself extra time to reach your destination. Also, make sure that your mobile phone is fully charged—it could become your lifeline if disaster should strike.

The National Weather Service provides a wealth of valuable information about winter safety and preparedness on their website.

Posted by: Scott Roy, Executive Director AT 08:49 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
Friday, January 08 2016

About 70% of injuries related to ice and snow occur in automobiles and about 25% are people caught unprepared in a storm. The majority are males over 40 years old.  Learn more . . . be preapred.

Posted by: Scott Roy, Executive Director AT 08:45 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
Thursday, January 07 2016

Blizzards are dangerous winter storms that combine blowing snow and wind, resulting in very low visibility. While heavy snowfalls and severe cold often accompany blizzards, they are not required for a winter storm to be called a blizzard. Sometimes strong winds pick up snow that has already fallen, creating what’s known as a ground blizzard.

Officially, a blizzard is a storm that contains large amounts of snow OR blowing snow, with winds in excess of 35 mph and visibility of less than 1/4 mile for an extended period of time (at least three hours). When these conditions are expected, the National Weather Service will issue a Blizzard Warning.

Read more about Blizzards and other valuable winter weather information at the National Weather Service website.

Posted by: Scott Roy, Executive Director AT 08:00 am   |  Permalink   |  Email
Wednesday, January 06 2016

Frostbite can occur on exposed body parts during extreme cold. Uncovered faces, cheeks and extremities such as fingers and toes are most susceptible. When temperatures are around 0 degrees Fahrenheit and the wind is blowing at 15 miles per hour, frostbite can occur in approximately 30 minutes. The colder the temperatures or the stronger the wind, the faster frostbite will occur. Dress properly for the cold. If you feel pain or numbness, find warm shelter. If symptoms persist seek medical attention. 

Learn how to protect yourself and your loved ones.  Watch this short video on Frostbite Awareness from the National Weather Service.

Posted by: Scott Roy, Executive Director AT 04:38 pm   |  Permalink   |  Email
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    Northland Regional Ambulance District


    1000 Platte Falls Road, Platte City, MO 64079
    Phone: 816-858-4450   Fax: 816-858-4725
    email:  RThompson@nrad-ems.org
    Office Hours:  7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday

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