June 26, 2024

Know The Signs Of Heat Exhaustion & Heat Stroke


With summer finally here, it’s important to know how to stay safe on hotter days.

Tips For Staying Summer Heat Safe


Hot temperatures can impact anyone! Groups such as infants & young children, the elderly, those who are pregnant, outdoor workers, & those exercising outdoors are extremely susceptible to heat-related illnesses.

Know the signs of heat exhaustion & heat stroke!

    • Heat exhaustion symptoms include heavy sweating, cold, pale skin, fast, weak pulse, nausea & vomiting, & other physical symptoms.
      • What to do: Move to a cool place, use a damp cloth to cool off, & drink cool sports drinks.
    • Heat stroke symptoms include high body temperature, hot, red skin, fast, strong pulse, confusion, dizziness, & other physical symptoms.
      • What to do: Call 911, move them to a cool place, & use ice bags to cool them off.
    • Plan ahead!
      • Spend time in air-conditioned areas out of the sun, drink plenty of water, plan outdoor events for cooler parts of the day or take breaks in the shade, & wear lightweight, light-colored clothing.

Summertime also means summer storms. Check out these tips on staying safe during summer storms.