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KCFD offers up tips to stay safe and health as temperatures begin to rise

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Posted at 8:43 AM, Apr 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-28 11:43:45-04

With temperatures rising and expected to reach the mid-90s this week, the Kern County Fire Department is offering up tips to stay safe and healthy in the heat.

KCFD tweeted a list of heat safety tips, which include drinking fluids, wearing the right cloths, cooling down and caring for pets.

KCFD recommends staying hydrated and increasing your water intake.

It also suggests wearing lightweight, loose-fitting and light-colored clothes. KCFD also suggests wearing sunscreen and a hat.

KCFD also recommends taking breaks and cooling off under some shade or use an air conditioner, if possible.

Last, the department suggests bringing pets indoors and making sure they have plenty of water.

Temperatures are expected to reach highs of 95 in Bakersfield on Wednesday.