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Glendale Firefighters Warn of Coming Extreme Temperatures Featured

By Captain Michael Young May 31, 2016 1039

Firefighters Warn Residents And Winter Visitors Of Extreme Temperatures

Glendale, Ariz. –– With temperatures expected to climb to 110 degrees or higher this weekend, firefighters want residents, especially winter visitors still in the valley, to stay safe and know the dangers that extreme heat conditions cause.

Following these simple tips will help you survive the heat:

  • Do your daily exercise early, as well as yard work and avoid being outside during the hours of 11:00 A.M. through 6:00 P.M.
  • Drink plenty of water before, during, and after any outside activity. Stay hydrated.
  • Limit soda, caffeine, and alcohol during any outside activity.
  • Wear a hat, and apply sunscreen to prevent sunburn.
  • Know the symptoms of heat exhaustion- nausea, general weakness, dizziness, and body cramps. Cooling off, preferably indoors and re-hydrating your body may relieve this condition.
  • Know the symptoms of heat stroke- hot, flushed skin, dizziness, nausea, cramps, and sometimes unconsciousness. This condition is much more severe, and may require immediate medical attention.


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