EMS workers stand by to keep fair safe

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Hundreds of thousands of people visit the Canfield Fair every year, and keeping them all safe remains top priority.

Several EMS workers were on standby 24 hours a day at the fairgrounds, responding to any health emergencies that  might arise.

The crews get around in a golf cart, responding to bee stings, blisters and dehydration.

The American Red Cross is also at the fair, helping with the calls.

“We’ve had some people that have subcummed to the heat. Not quite as many,” said Alan Scannel, event coordinator for the American Red Cross. “I think people are learning they need to remain hydrated, and come out an wear ball cap or something on their hat, get some sunscreen on so they don’t get sunburned.”

The American Red Cross building is located right by the grandstand for those who made need assistance. They can offer band-aids, water and air-conditioning.

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