The Omaha Professional Firefighters Association is helping those in need beat the heat, as temperatures spike again this July.
The association donated $500 worth of fans to the Salvation Army's fan drive. The program aims to help people feel more comfortable in their homes when the mercury rises.
Symptoms of heat exhaustion and stroke can creep up fast, so staying hydrated and cool is paramount.
"An ounce of prevention is worth an pound of cure, especially in these hot months," said firefighter Nick Lemek. "Being in these kinds of conditions, the hot weather, the humidity, it can put a lot of stress on people."
High temperatures are expected to last through the weekend, so the Salvation Army is accepting more donations. Fans or monetary donations can be made at the army's Lied Renaissance location near 36th & Cuming in Omaha.
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