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Safety tips as the temperature continues to drop

WAUSAU, Wis. (WAOW) — It’s cold Sunday night but it will only get colder as we prepare for those Wisconsin winter temperatures.

A paramedic at the Marshfield Fire Department tells News 9, it’s important to make sure you keep your core warm. Whether that is with layers of clothing or even hot chocolate. One thing you want to prevent when out in the cold is frostbite.

“If you have frostbite you will have redness or tingling of your fingers or the exposed area there’s a grayish-yellowish-whitish skin tint, you want to make sure you cover up your nose your chin your face your fingers and your toes,” said Anthony Feiter, a Firefighter/Paramedic for the Marshfield Fire Department.

If you do show signs of frostbite, the best thing to do is to put the body part into water that is warm to the touch but not hot water.

Most importantly, make sure if you’re outside that you are all bundled up and exposed skin areas are covered.

Amanda Lojewski

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