Growing up in a small town ( Gas City ) may seem boring to some, but I enjoyed it thoroughly, never entertaining the " grass is always greener..." thought for a moment. Clean air, no traffic jams, little serious crime, and life at a more relaxed pace than in the big cities. You could walk to school or work, and riding bikes was much more frequent then, as this was our primary mode of transportation. I remember an older gentleman who pushed a wheeled cart up and down each street in town… Continue
Added by Brian Patrick Swanner on July 31, 2010 at 8:43pm —
Getting too hot can make you sick. You can become ill from the heat if your body can't compensate for it and properly cool you off. Heat exposure can even kill you: it caused 8,015 deaths in the United States from 1979 to 2003.
These are the main things affecting your body's ability to cool itself during extremely hot weather:
- High humidity. When the humidity…
Added by Fyre Walker on July 25, 2010 at 3:30pm —
I know many fire depts, medical services and even policing services would be lost without volunteers. But, there are many organizations that need volunteers and even every day issues are often resolved with volunteers. The number one reason I think many volunteers stop volunteering is being under thanked, under appreciated and not valued for what they are worth. Many dollars are saved from people helping, many functions exist for many who need… Continue
Added by Helen (Firebug) on July 14, 2010 at 3:14pm —