News

Warnings issued as temperatures are set to soar next week

Queensland Ambulance Service issues warning about heat related illness ahead of next week's forecast of high temperatures.
Queensland Ambulance Service issues warning about heat related illness ahead of next week's forecast of high temperatures. Cade Mooney

WITH high temperatures expected to impact parts of central west Queensland in the coming days, the Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS) is reminding residents of the dangers of heat-related illness.

QAS Central West Local Ambulance Service Network Acting Superintendent Robbie Medlin says Birdsville, Bellara and surrounding areas could expect temperatures up to 45 degrees celsius over the weekend and early next week.

"Past experience has shown an increase in temperature could mean an increase in heat-related cases for the ambulance service," Mr Medlin said.

"Signs of heat exhaustion can include, flushed or pale skin, cramps, nausea, headache, dizziness, disorientation, drowsiness, fainting or collapse," he said.

"If you suspect someone is suffering from heat exhaustion, call triple zero (000) immediately."

 

 

Avoid Heat Related Illness

Drinking several glasses of water a day and more if they are working outdoors or exercising;

Avoid alcohol and excessive amounts of coffee as both can cause dehydration;

Wear light and loose clothing;

Stay in the shade if outdoors and wear sunscreen and a hat;

Avoid the sun between 11am and 3pm when it is at its strongest;

Make use of fans and air conditioners;

Take extra care with children and the elderly as they can really suffer in the heat; and

Check on elderly relatives and neighbours to see how they are coping.

Topics:  high temperatures qas



How to survive a bushfire in your car

IT SOUNDS like a nightmare, but it can happen.

Eight reasons to join the RFS

SPREAD across 93% of Queensland, the Rural Fire Service has about 36,000 volunteers. And you could be one of them.

What if my insurer gives me grief?

CLAIMING your insurance cover after a natural disaster can go one of two ways. It can be a breeze, or like pulling teeth.

Person thrown from vehicle in crash

Coffs Harbour police station sign NSW.  26 April  2016.

Police responding to Gracemere crash

Metal bars being used in street brawl

DRINK RIDING: A cyclist almost crashed into a police car while under the influence of alcohol last week.

Street brawl erupts in Parkhurst

Boat found in mangroves of coastal creek

The Coastguard kept a close eye on safety, checking Ross Creek with the approaching king tide looming on Sunday.
Photo Trish Bowman / Capricorn Coast Mirror

Boat owner expected to try and retrieve today

Local Partners

Designer announced for $29 million project

THE successful tender for the supply of detailed designs for the next stageof the Yeppoon Foreshore has been announced.


"We are going to have a go" - Mayor on carols tonight

CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT: Lily Cooling, Millie O'Brien and Tayah Ellis. Back: Melanie March, Mayor Margaret Strelow, Elijah March- Hoolihan and Dominic Chavasse.

Carols By Candlelight at the Music Bowl on tonight

Rocky's own tramp park bounces open

FLIPPING SWEET: Blake Peters, co-owner of Flip Out Rockhampton, opens the doors to the trampoline park today.

LOCALS will be bouncing off the walls with adrenalin and excitement.

72 hours of things to do in Rockhampton

CHRISTMAS CHEER: The annual Carols by candlelight is on at the Music Bowl this Saturday night from 7pm. Gates open from 5pm.

THERE'S an endless amount of things to do today and over the weekend

Chris Pratt's 'mental preparation' for going nude on screen

Actor Chris Pratt

New film took some mental preparation for Chris Pratt

Spiderman star used fake name to research role

Spiderman star Tom Holland.

Spiderman star went undercover at Brooklyn highschool

What's on the small screen this week

A scene from the TV documentary Running Wild: Australia's Camels.

TWO new Aussie docos will pique your interest.

EXCLUSIVE: Meet Robert Irwin, wildlife photographer

SNAPPER: Apart from wildlife, photography is Robert Irwin's great passion.

Steve's boy has a passion for photography

Louis Tomlinson's tribute to late mother

Louis Tomlinson's new single is a tribute to his late mother.

Justin Timberlake stuns students with secret class

Justin Timberlake stunned high school students in Sydney

Rocky vacancy rates drop from 7%

Rocky's vacancy rate has dropped to 4.6%.

"Positive influence” to the end of 2017.

ROOKWOOD: How much will water cost farmers?

Eden Bann Weir

What is in the EIS for impacted farmers?

REVEALED: How CQ could lose 60,000 head of cattle in a year

Brangus cattle fattened off grass, on the marine plains at \"Couti-Outi\" which has been owned by the Geddes family for 140 years.

AgForce figures of impact from major project show dire result

Essential to get new Maroochydore CBD fundamentals right

LOOKING AHEAD: The central business district at Maroochydore is planned to be the heart of the Sunshine Coast.

SunCentral reports good progress on 53ha Sunshine Coast city heart

'Crucial' farm land eyed by defence department

Lawson Geddes moving the Brangus cattle to higher ground - which is the land the Defence Department is interested taking for the Shoalwater Bay expansion.

"You can't have one without the other.”

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!