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**BURN BAN IN EFFECT FOR BOWIE COUNTY**

Burn Ban PicAn outdoor burn ban is in effect from Monday August 10, 2015 until further notice for all of Bowie County.


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Annual Picture Fundraiser

JBT Marketing out of Benton, Arkansas will be going door to door presenting our community with the annual opportunity to have pictures taken as a fundraiser for the Redwater VFD. If you have any problems, issues, or any other requests please contact John Rooney at 903-276-2396. Thank you for your continued community support of the Redwater VFD.


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Dog & Cat Vaccination Fundraiser

Saturday September 12th, 2015
9:00am – 12:00pm
Redwater VFD Station 2 on Shady Pines Road

Rabies Shots $8.00

Parvovirus/Distemper (7-in-1) $10.00

Feline/Resp (4-in-1) $12.00

DOGS & CATS ONLY

Sponsored By Dr. Beth Wheat


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Annual Auction & Dinner

The Annual Redwater VFD Auction & Dinner will be held on Saturday, October 24th, 2015 at the Redwater Middle School Cafeteria. Dinner will begin being served at 4:30pm and will include brisket, chicken, sausage, potato salad, coleslaw, beans, corn, bread, drinks, and desserts followed by an exciting and eventful auction starting at 6:00pm to help raise funds for the Redwater Fire District.

Small Plate (One Meat) – $9.00

Medium Plate (Two Meats) – $11.00

Large Plate (Three Meats) $13.00

Each Plate Comes With Two Sides, Bread, Drink, & Dessert


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Annual Redwater VFD Bass Tournament

Reliance Mechanical LogoAnnual Redwater VFD Bass Tournament

Saturday April 9th, 2016 Wright Patman Lake – Sportsman’s Cove

$90.00 Entry Fee Per Boat (1 or 2 people)          80% Payback!!!

$5.00 “Big Bass Pot” Per Person                          100% Payback!!!

All proceeds from our tournament help to purchase much needed equipment in order to protect our local community.

Merle Luster
903-824-7298
Merle.Luster@RedwaterVFD.org

If downloading forms from our website, please be sure to download and fill out the Entry Form and Participant Agreement Form. You may also download a copy of the Official Rules for your information.

**CLICK HERE FOR TOURNAMENT ENTRY FORM**

**CLICK HERE FOR PARTICIPANT AGREEMENT FORM**

**CLICK HERE FOR OFFICIAL RULES**

**CLICK HERE FOR BASS TOURNAMENT FLYER**


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HOMEOWNERS & INSURANCE AGENTS

From: Eric J. DeArmitt
Community Hazard Mitigation Analyst
Insurance Services Office, Inc.
4030 W. Braker Lane, Suite 350
Austin, TX 78759
Office Ph.:  (512) 440-9903

Insurance companies are to call ISO directly with any questions regarding PPC Classifications and not fire departments.


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How To Survive A Heart Attack Alone

Please take time to view this “How To Survive A Heart Attack When Alone” presentation, it may well save your life or someone else’s one day. This presentation may be downloaded from our “Downloads” section of this website and is available in an Adobe PDF version and a PowerPoint version.


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Heat Precautions & Hydration

Remember that extreme heat conditions most commonly affect the very young & the elderly.  However, anyone working out in these conditions can become a victim of a heat-related illness.  Medications and medical conditions can alter your reaction to excessive heat. 

Remember that effects of heat can be cumulative – with temperatures not dropping very much during evening hours, your recovery time to heat stress will be increased.

Symptoms of heat illness include heavy sweating, muscle cramps, weakness, dizziness, nausea, weak but rapid pulse, and headaches. People with these symptoms should find shade, drink water slowly and make sure there is good ventilation.

 In the course of a day’s work in the heat, you may produce as much as 2 to 3 gallons of sweat. Because so many heat disorders involve excessive dehydration of the body, it is essential that water intake during the workday be about equal to the amount of sweat produced. Most workers exposed to hot conditions drink less fluids than needed because of an insufficient thirst drive.  Therefore, you should not depend on thirst to signal when and how much to drink. Instead, drink 5 to 7 ounces of fluids every 15 to 20 minutes to replenish the necessary fluids in the body.  Water and/or sports drinks are preferred.  Avoid drinks containing caffeine (caffeine is a diuretic & will cause you to lose more fluids).

If fluids are not replaced soon enough, heat stroke can follow causing extremely high body temperature, red and dry skin, rapid pulse, confusion, brain damage, loss of consciousness and death. To help a person showing severe symptoms, get the victim into shade, call for emergency medical services and start cooling the person immediately with cool water, cool towels or by fanning.


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CodeRED – Seconds Count

The Cities of Texarkana, Bowie County, and Miller County have instituted the CodeRED Emergency Notification System – an ultra high-speed telephone communication service for emergency notifications. This system allows telephoning of all or the targeted areas of the city or county in case of an emergency situation that requires immediate action (such as a boil-water notice, missing child, evacuation notices, & weather warnings) occurs. The system is capable of dialing 60,000 phone numbers per hour and upon contact delivers a recorded message to a live person or an answering machine, making three attempts to connect to any number. You can go to the Texarkana web site and click on the CodeRED icon to sign up.

THIS SYSTEM WILL ONLY BE USED FOR EMERGENCY PURPOSES


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Home Safety

It’s common for people to assume that a home is a very safe place. Well, it may not be as safe as you think. Every year, there are millions of home injuries, resulting in around 20,000 deaths. Most of these deaths are caused by falls and poisonings but there are other cases like fires, burns, suffocation, drowning, electric shocks, and more.

Records reveal that a lot of home injuries can be avoided. This is why it’s important to be educated about home safety. Knowing what to do when an accident or emergency occurs would save valuable time. When you learn how to make places in the home safer, you can prevent injuries and other hazards. Look to the following for home safety information and checklists by various rooms in the house. 

Kitchen Safety

  • Kitchen Safety: Provides information on cooking safety with a number of simple safety tips.
  • Kitchen Safety Checklist: Use this checklist to ensure safety on manual handling, machinery and tools, heat, electricity, gas, and fire.
  • Cooking Fire Safety: Offers safety tips on the right equipment, barbecue grills, and items which can catch fire.
  • Kitchen Safety Tips: Come here to find a number of tips to keep the kitchen safe.
  • Food Poisoning: Provides information on the causes of food poisoning and what to do if someone suffers from food poisoning.
  • Bags, Bottles, & Beyond: Discusses non-food grade materials, one-time-use items, materials in the microwave, using mercury thermometers, and more.

Bathroom Safety

  • Older People: Focuses on bathroom safety measures for older people.
  • Children: Provides tips to help homeowners make the bathroom safer for children.
  • Checklist: A general safety checklist for all the rooms in a household including the bathroom.
  • Bathroom Safety: Offers safety tips for shower, bath, hot water, taps, and more.
  • Electricity: Covers bathroom safety for socket outlets, portable appliances, electric heaters, tower rails, electric showers, and en-suite showers.
  • Bathroom: A good place for kids to learn about safety in the bathroom.

Bedroom Safety

  • Bedroom Fire Safety: This fact sheet provides bedroom safety tips to help you sleep soundly at night.
  • Child Care: The checklist helps to make sure that all the rooms are safe for children, including the bedrooms. 
  • Appliances: Provides safety tips for electrical appliances in the bedroom like electric blankets and other electrical items.
  • Bedroom Safety: Follow these tips to increase safety in your child’s room.
  • Safe Bedroom: Some safety tips on candle use and electrical devices in the bedroom.
  • Poison Checklist: A general checklist for locating poisonous household items in various rooms, including the bedroom.

Walls/Floors/Furniture/Doors and Window Safety

  • Slips & Trips: Highlights the importance of cleaning the floor to prevent slips and trips.
  • Checklist: The checklist for floor safety, stairs and steps safety, kitchen safety, bathroom safety, and more.
  • Furniture Hazards: A guide to help homeowners prevent the dangers of furniture in the home.
  • Window Safety: Outlines some basic window safety for children.
  • Cord Safety: Provides safety tips on window cords in the home.

Electrical/Heating and Cooling Safety

  • Electrical Appliance Fire Safety: Provides safety information on plugs and sockets, cables and leads, appliances, electrical items, and more.
  • Safety Checklist: Check on all electrical outlets and electrical products in all rooms in the house with this checklist.
  • Home Heating Safety: Offers safety checklists for baseboard heaters, portable heaters, fireplaces, and woodstoves.
  • Fire Safety: Discusses fire safety for the use of heaters during the cold season.
  • Household Checklists: The checklists cover electrical safety, heating and cooling safety, and emergency equipment and numbers.
  • Smoke Alarms: A lot of great information about smoke alarms.

Garage and Laundry Safety

  • Garage & Storage Safety: Provides safety information on household chemicals in garage and storage.
  • Household Safety: Offers checklists for bathroom, garage, and laundry area.
  • Safety Checklists: Come here to find safety checklists for the bathroom, garage, and laundry area.
  • Workshop Safety: Covers many safety aspects like clothing, protective gear, environment safety check, hand tool safety, and more.

Outdoor/Backyard/Pool Safety

  • Lawn & Garden: A safety checklist to ensure that the lawn and garden is safe.
  • Backyard: Use this comprehensive checklist to enhance safety in the backyard.
  • Pool Safety: An excellent place to learn all about pool safety.
  • Poisonous Plants: A directory of poisonous plants and plant parts.
  • Stranger Danger: The brochure explains the potential dangers posed by strangers.
  • Garden Safety: An excellent guide to help homeowners make the garden a safer place.