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Ipswich City Council is encouraging Springfield's residents to put safety first when trying to beat the heat this summer.

Safety first when making a splash this summer

Daniel Bouwmeester January 6, 2024 3 min read

Ipswich residents are being encouraged to put safety first when trying to beat the heat this summer. Just like with permanent pools or spas, store-bought portable swimming pools and spas must adhere to local council safety regulations. “With the weather warming up, it may be tempting to cool down by purchasing an affordable store-bought portable…

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As the summer weather heats up, help keep your pets cool with these top tips courtesy of RSPCA Queensland.

Keep your pets cool over summer

Daniel Bouwmeester December 15, 2023 3 min read

Cool pets have cool owners – so, as the weather heats up, help your furry friends stay cool with the following information courtesy of the RSPCA. Emma Lagoon, spokesperson for RSPCA Queensland, said water and shade are the biggest things to remember this season. “Chances are if you feel hot, so does your pet,” Emma…

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The Queensland Ambulance Service warned Springfield residents to be vigilant of heatwaves and heat-related emergencies during summer.

Reminder to help prevent summer emergencies

Daniel Bouwmeester December 13, 2023 3 min read

Summer is a notoriously busy time for the Queensland Ambulance Service (QAS), who respond to an average of 3,900 calls per day throughout December and January. QAS Director Lisa Dibley said heat-related emergencies were very common during the summer period in Queensland. “Queensland is known for sunshine and particularly hot weather,” Ms Dibley said. “Whilst…

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Extreme weather warning for Queensland

Corin Mackay and Daniel Bouwmeester November 29, 2023 2 min read

The Queensland Government has warned residents to prepare their homes and family for extreme weather this summer. The week of October 9-15 was ‘Get Ready Queensland Week’, helping to raise awareness for the extreme weather Australians may face year-round. The Bureau of Meteorology has declared that El Niño and a positive Indian Ocean Dipole (IOD)…

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