Heat-Related Illness

Jeff Mlekush, Coordinator Safety Operations

It’s getting hot! Summer is here! Know the signs of heat-related illnesses and know what to do if you or those around you exhibit symptoms.

Heat Stroke

What to look for:

  • High body temperature (100*F or higher)
  • Hot, red, dry, or damp skin
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Confusion
  • Losing consciousness (passing out)

What to do:

  • Call 911 right away – heat stroke is a medical emergency
  • Move the person to a cooler place
  • Help lower the person’s temperature with cool cloths or a cool bath
  • Do not give the person anything to drink

For more information about heat strokes, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, sunburns and heat rash visit the CDC’s website.

Buddy Broncho made his first appearance in UCO's own newspaper The Vista. It was the October 3, 1932, issue where a Broncho appears wearing a UCO football uniform. He has appeared numerous times throughout the years from local Edmond papers in the 60's to state-wide papers in the 80's. The commissioning of the first ever live mascot appears in UCO's 1979 Bronze Book where Buddy Broncho made his first public appearance at Homecoming. Since that time, Buddy has been a fixture at UCO events and in the hearts of UCO students.