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Sheriff Whisenant's Tip of the Month

 

June 2018

Summer Safety

 Summer is here and so is the HEAT!  This Memorial Day weekend ended with temperatures reaching the high 80’s and this summer is expected to be another hot one!  Let’s all remember to stay cool and keep our senior adult friends, our children, and ourselves protected from the heat. 

 

Beat the Heat & Sun  

Heat-related illness happens when the body’s temperature control system is overloaded. Infants and Children up to 4 years of age are at greatest risk. Even young and healthy people can get sick from the heat if they participate in strenuous physical activities during hot weather.

For heat-related illness, the best defense is prevention!

·         Never leave infants, children, or pets in a parked car, even if the windows are cracked open.

·         Dress infants and children in loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing.

·         Schedule outdoor activities carefully, for morning and evening hours.

·         Stay cool with cool showers or baths.

·         Seek medical care immediate if your child has symptoms of heat-related illness

 

6 First Steps to take After Recognizing Heat-Induced Illness

1.      Call 911.

2.      Get the person out of the sun and into a cool area. An air-conditioned area is ideal, but moving someone into the shade will also help.

3.      Apply water to help the person cool off.

4.      Apply ice to the neck or armpits, where large blood vessels are close to the surface.

5.      Remove any heavy clothing

6.      Immerse the body in cool water, either at a swimming pool or in a bathtub.

 

 Source:

http://abcnews.go.com/US/safety-tips-staying-cool-preventing-heat-illness-aid/story?id=13725498

 

 

Have a great summer, be safe, and have fun!

 

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