|Sun. Dec 11th 2016|
2016 DVFD Elections Results
On December 5, 2016 the Dickinson Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. held their Annual Fire Department elections for the upcomin...
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|Wed. Dec 3rd 2014|
2015 DVFD Election Results
DICKINSON VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT, INC. 2015 OFFICERS On December 1, 2014 the Dickinson Volunteer Fire Department, Inc...
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|Thu. Dec 5th 2013|
2014 DVFD Election Results
DICKINSON VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT, INC. 2014 OFFICERS On December 2, 2013 the Dickinson Volunteer Fir...
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Repellent, showers, and tick checks can stop ticks.
Reduce your chances of getting a tickborne disease by using repellents, checking for ticks, and showering after being outdoors. If you have a tick bite followed by a fever or rash, seek medical attention.
Gardening, camping, hiking, and playing outdoors – when enjoying these activities, don’t forget to take steps to prevent bites from ticks that share the outdoors. Ticks can infect humans with bacteria, viruses, and parasites that can cause serious illness.
See the Ticks(https://www.cdc.gov/ticks/) site for more information about American dog tick(https://www.cdc.gov/ticks/geographic_distribution.html) (shown in photo) and other ticks found in the United States.
Some diseases that you can get from a tick bite include (listed alphabetically):
Other diseases that you can get from a tick in the United States include Colorado tick fever(https://www.cdc.gov/coloradotickfever/) and Powassan virus infection(https://www.cdc.gov/powassan/).
Check your clothing for ticks. Ticks may be carried into the house on clothing. Any ticks that are found should be removed. Tumble dry clothes in a dryer on high heat for 10 minutes to kill ticks on dry clothing after you come indoors. If the clothes are damp, additional time may be needed. If the clothes require washing first, hot water is recommended. Cold and medium temperature water will not kill ticks effectively.
Shower soon after being outdoors. Showering within two hours of coming indoors has been shown to reduce your risk of getting Lyme disease. Showering may help wash off unattached ticks and it is a good opportunity to do a tick check.
Check your body for ticks after being outdoors. Conduct a full body check upon return from potentially tick-infested areas, which even includes your back yard. Use a hand-held or full-length mirror to view all parts of your body. Check these parts of your body and your child’s body for ticks:
Remove the attached tick as soon as you notice it by grasping with tweezers, as close to the skin as possible, and pulling it straight out. For detailed information about tick removal, see the tick removal page(https://www.cdc.gov/ticks/removing_a_tick.html).
Watch for signs of illness such as rash or fever in the days and weeks following the bite, and see a health care provider if these develop. Your risk of acquiring a tick-borne illness depends on many factors, including where you live, what type of tick bit you, and how long the tick was attached. If you become ill after a tick bite, see a health care provider.
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