Too much heat can make you sick, lead to serious health problems, or even death. Heat-related illness is preventable.

Watch for symptoms of heat related illnesses, including:

  • Dizziness or fainting
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Headache
  • Rapid breathing and heartbeat
  • Extreme thirst

If you experience these symptoms move to a cool place and drink water.  See your doctor if the symptoms continue.

Heat Stroke is a medical emergency. Call 911.  While waiting for emergency services to arrive, help the affected person by:

  • Moving them to a cooler location, if you can
  • Applying cold water to large area of skin or clothing
  • Fanning them