Heat Stroke

If you are outside in the sun during these high heat index days, please pay attention to your body.  If you have a throbbing headache, no sweat, red hot dry skin, nausea or vomiting, rapid strong pulse, and you feel like you’re about to pass out, alert someone close by and have them CALL 9-1-1 immediately.  If you are called on to assist a person with heat stroke, take immediate action to cool the person until help arrives.  Move the person to shade, use a damp rag or cloth as a compress, and fan air around the person.  In addition, you may immerse the person in a cool bath or apply ice packs to armpits, neck and back.  Heat stroke is a serious condition.  Any delay in getting medical assistance has the potential to be fatal.