Each year Worthington Fire & EMS serves as a drop-off point for the LifeCare Alliance "Beat the Heat Fan Campaign. This program benefits central Ohio's most vulnerable residents during periods of extreme heat. Since the annual drive began, LifeCare has collected and distributed more than 22,000 fans.
Older adults, people with a chronic illness, and homebound individuals are more susceptible to heat exhaustion and heat stroke. A simple box fan can lower a room's temperature by 10 degrees.
This partnership serves as a perfect example of the many ways that the fire department works to reduce risks to the health and safety of its residents, business professionals, and visitors.
The annual campaign is held during the summer months, so be on the lookout for LifeCare's announcement each year.