“Protecting Life and Property Through Quality Service”
Heat Illness can be deadly. Every year, thousands of people get sick from exposure to heat, and some even die. The body normally cools itself by sweating. During hot weather, especially with high humidity, sweating isn't enough. Body temperature can rise to dangerous levels if precautions are not taken such as drinking water frequently and resting in the shade or air conditioning. Heat illnesses range from heat rash and heat cramps to heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Heat stroke requires immediate medical attention and can result in death.
To prevent Heat Illness drink water every 15 minutes, even if you are not thirsty. Rest in the shade to cool down. Wear a hat and light-colored clothing. earn the signs of heat illness and what to do in an emergency. If you feel like you or someone you are with is suffering from heat exhaustion or heat stroke, call 9-1-1.
Heat Exhaustion symptoms include: weakness; cool, pale and clammy skin; fast, weak pulse; nausea or vomiting; fainting and heavy sweating.
Heat Stroke symptoms include: High body temperature (above 103°F)*; Hot, red, dry or moist skin; Rapid and strong pulse; and Possible unconsciousness.