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Fargo-Gage Public Schools
513 S Main
PO Box 200
Fargo, Oklahoma 73840
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Hours available 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday

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Tips to Avoid Heat-Related Illness

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) reminds residents that heat-related illness can range from heat rash, heat cramps and heat exhaustion to hyperthermia (overheating) and heat stroke. Heat stroke occurs when the body is unable to cool itself sufficiently, and it often results in severe organ damage or even death.

 It is important to recognize the signs of heat exhaustion and heat stroke and act quickly.

Heat Exhaustion

  Heavy sweating                                   Fainting

  Weakness                                            Muscle cramps

  Cold, pale, clammy skin                     Headache

  Fast, weak pulse                                 Feeling dizzy

  Nausea or vomiting

Heat Stroke

  Body temperature of 103 degrees or higher                Nausea

  Hot, red, dry or moist skin                                            Feeling confused

  Rapid and strong pulse                                                Feeling dizzy

  Headache                                                                    Unconsciousness

A heat stroke is a medical emergency. If any signs are recognizable, call 911 immediately and move the person to a cooler environment. Reduce the person’s body temperature with cool cloths or even a bath.

The OSDH offers the following safety tips for preventing a heat-related illness:

Stay indoors. Stay in an air-conditioned place. If your home is not air-conditioned, visit the mall or public library, or contact the local health department for the location of a heat-relief shelter in the area.

Stay hydrated. Increase your fluid intake to two to four glasses (16-32 ounces) of cool fluids every hour. If you are on water pills or restricted fluid limit, consult a physician first. Avoid liquids which contain alcohol or large amounts of sugar; they contribute to the loss of more body fluid. Very cold drinks can cause stomach cramps and should be avoided as well.

Dress appropriately. Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing as well as sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher and broad spectrum or UVA/UVB protection.

Closely monitor those who are more vulnerable. Infants, children, people older than 65 years of age, those with mental illness, outdoor workers, athletes and those with physical illnesses such as heart disease or high blood pressure should be closely observed.

Never leave anyone in a vehicle. Never leave anyone, especially children and the elderly, in a parked vehicle, even if the windows are cracked.

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CHILD FIND

Child Find is a public awareness activity to identify, locate, and evaluate children who may have a disability. This applies to children residing in Fargo-Gage school district, are ages 3-21 years of age, and have not yet graduated from high school. Fargo-Gage Public School offers full educational opportunities for all students.  If you suspect your child may have a disability, or know of a child with a disability who is not receiving a free, appropriate, public education, please contact:

Fargo-Gage Public School

(580) 698-2298

Please help us to identify our children so they can get the education they deserve.

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