Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Inc.

Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Inc.

Riverhead Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Inc.

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By Asst. Chief Michael Caron
July 19, 2019

Excessive Heat Warning Has Been Issued For Our Area…

As temperatures are forecast to reach into the upper 90s this weekend and heat index values over 100 degrees, you need to know the warning signs your body is giving you when it comes to heat exhaustion vs heat stroke...

Staying cool and making simple changes in your fluid intake, activities and clothing during this hot weather can help you remain safe and healthy.

Take it slow, drink lots of water and check on your elderly neighbors.

Know the warning signs your body is giving you when it comes to heat exhaustion vs heat stroke..

Heat Exhaustion Signs:
Faint/Dizzy
Excessive Sweating
Cool, Pale, Clammy Skin
Nausea or Vomiting
Rapid/Weak Pulse
Muscle Cramps

What to do for Heat Exhaustion:
Get to a cooler, air conditioned place quickly
Drink water if conscious
Take cool shower or use cold compresses

Heat Stroke Signs:
Throbbing headache
No Sweating
Body Temperature above 103
Red, hot, dry skin
Nausea or Vomiting
Rapid/Strong Pulse
May lose consciousness

What to do for Heat Stroke: CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY!!!!

It's important to hydrate before you head outdoors and continue to hydrate while outdoors.

Heat can be deadly if you don't take the proper precautions.


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