YOUR West Blount Fire Department at work for the citizens we serve! Last Thursday, C shift firefighters were dispatched to a possible structure fire, upon arrival they reported a two story house with heavy smoke showing. A primary search of the structure was immediately executed while a coordinated fire attack was performed. The structure was unoccupied at the time of the fire and there were no injuries reported.
This is not to cause panic but to help educate the public and to broadcast the recommendations of health officials.
Patients should be aware of long wait lines and if you have minor flu or flu-like symptoms, don't go to the ER to avoid straining resources. Stay at home or call your healthcare provider before you go somewhere for treatment.
Normal Flu Symptoms Fever Cough Sore Throat Runny/stuffy nose Muscle or body aches Headaches Fatigue (tiredness) Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.
Seek Immediate Medical Attention For the Following Emergency Warning Signs of Flu Sickness In children and elderly • Fast breathing or trouble breathing • Bluish skin color • Not drinking enough fluids • Not waking up or not interacting • (In children) Being so irritable that the child does not want to be held • Flu-like symptoms improve but then return with fever and worse cough • (In children) Fever with a rash In adults • Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath • Pain or pressure in the chest or abdomen • Sudden dizziness • Confusion • Severe or persistent vomiting • Flu-like symptoms that improve but then return with fever and worse cough In addition to the signs above, get medical help right away for any infant who has any of these signs: • Being unable to eat • Has trouble breathing • Has no tears when crying • Significantly fewer wet diapers than normal ... ExpandHide
Big thanks to Campbells towing yesterday for helping us unload some sheet rock. Not only did it save us time it also saved our backs. We are building living quarters in station 2 (smokerise station) we hope for construction to be completed by then end of January and have personnel in the station 24 hrs a day. ... ExpandHide
We appreciate this community and those who have supported this effort! Some met us with drinks, cookies, and other words of encouragement and gifts and for that we are thankful. If we missed you, we are sorry! We run two trucks, to visit over 150 miles of road, and nearly 3,000 roof tops .... it is an operation!
We are thankful to those who worked with us, and look forward to seeing everyone again next year. ... ExpandHide