The Boys and Girls of Summer
We are officially in the summer months. Traditionally, that means more calls, more work and more heat. It also means we need to plan for the sun and heat before we leave our homes. Make sure you have your sunscreen, enough water for the day, and a hat and/or sunshade. Your diet also can help. Minimize your caffeine intake and try eating cold or non-hot foods like salads and sandwiches.
When we plan for the day, we can avoid heat illness. Heat illness is a serious medical condition that results from the body’s inability to cope with heat load. It includes, but is not limited to, sunburn, heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke (also known as sunstroke).
If you begin to feel any of these symptoms, you should find some shade or a cool spot you can sit down in and drink water. If you have symptoms like high temperature, fainting, vomiting or if you have stopped sweating, you should seek immediate medical attention.
Please take care of yourself and have a healthy and happy summer!