It is the mission of the Acworth Police Department to provide fair, impartial, and excellent law enforcement service to our community. To that end, we pledge to pursue the highest levels of training and education available, and to offer our community the highest levels of professionalism to the best of our ability.
A heat advisory has been issued for the upcoming weekend by the Acworth Police Department for all Acworth area residents and for those on or near Lake Allatoona.
Temperatures are expected to be over 100 degrees for the next several days. The police department is encouraging all residents to take proper precautions.
The following is a list of proper precautions when dealing with extreme heat and heat related issues:
- Drink plenty of water, even if you are not thirsty.
- Avoid caffeinated and alcoholic beverages as they can dehydrate the body
- Dress for summer
- and if you have outdoor activities planned try to do them early in the day or later in the evening and avoid the hottest part of the day
- When spending time outside be sure to use sunscreen on exposed skin, ears, nose etc.
- DO NOT leave any pets or children in unattended vehicles. The inside of your vehicle can reach temps of 180-200 degrees.
- The elderly, infirm and youth are particularly vulnerable to increased temperature. Efforts should be made to limit their exposure to heat and to have them remain in an air conditioned environment.
- If you know of any residents who are elderly or infirm and that live alone, check on them to make sure they are ok.
The following are signs of heat related emergencies:
- HEAT CRAMPS: Painful spasms in muscles of the legs and abdomen, heavy sweating
- First Aid for Heat Cramps: Get out of the sun, take small sips of water. If nausea occurs discontinue the water.
- HEAT EXHAUSTION: Heavy sweating, weakness, cool, pale, clammy skin, threaded pulse, fainting and vomiting are possible, temp may be normal
- First aid for Heat Exhaustion: Remove the person from the sun, loosen their clothes, place cool wet rags or cloths on them, try to get in an air conditioned environment. Small sips of water, if vomiting continues seek immediate medical attention
- HEAT STOKE: The body basically stops sweating. High body temp, hot dry skin, rapid and strong pulse, possible unconsciousness.
- First aid for Heat Exhaustion: Remove the person from the sun, reduce the body temp and immediately call 911
For any of the above conditions do not hesitate to call 911 for immediate medical attention
The City of Acworth Police Department is here to serve you in any way possible. We are a Community Oriented Police Department that prides itself on the partnership we have formed with the Acworth Community.