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Warm Temperatures and Cold Water Don't Mix (Photo) - 05/10/19

The Willamette Valley is seeing unusually high temperatures for the next two days and AFD wants to remind residents that our local waters are still high, full of debris and cold.

While the water looks inviting, cold water swimming is extremely unsafe.  Cold water shock occurs within the first minute and incapacitation within 10 minutes.    

Avoiding our local waterways and choosing indoor pools is the way to currently cool off.   The City of Albany Community Pool and the YMCA are two local pools where families can cool down.  Check websites for pool hours. 

AFD is again offering our Life Vest Borrow Program.  Starting today, you can borrow a life vest from our life vests boards located at each Albany Fire Station.  Simply complete a form, borrow a vest, and return it at the end of the season. 

If you are near water use caution:

     *Wear a life vest - ALL AFD stations have vests!
     *Don't swim in cold water.
     *Don't swim alone.
     *Refrain from drinking alcohol while swimming.
     *Watch children at all times.

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