Hot Weather Safety Tips
- Slow down. Strenuous activities should be reduced, eliminated, or
rescheduled to the coolest time of the day.
- Drink plenty of water or other non-alcoholic fluids. Your body needs
water to keep cool. Drink fluids even if you don't feel thirsty. Persons
who have epilepsy or heart, kidney, or liver disease or are on fluid
restrictive diets or have problems with fluid retention should consult a
physician before increasing their consumption of fluids. Again...do not
drink alcoholic beverages.
- Individuals should stay in the coolest available place, not
- Don't get too much sun. Sunburn makes the job of heat dissipation
much more difficult.
Never leave children or pets unattended for any length of time in a car.
A closed car can heat up to well over one hundred degrees in a very
If any doubt, call 911