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.
What to look for:
- High body temperature (100*F or higher)
- Hot, red, dry, or damp skin
- 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.