+ High Humidity + Physical Work = Heat Illness
Heat Stroke Symptoms - A Medical Emergency
Dry, pale skin with no sweating
Hot, red skin that looks sunburned
Mood changes such as irritability, confusion, or the inability to think straight
Seizures or fits
Unconsciousness with no response
Actions to Take
Call 911 for emergency help immediately.
Move the victim to a cool, shaded area. Don’t leave the person alone.
Lay the victim on his or her back. Move any nearby objects away from the
person if symptoms include seizures or fits. If symptoms include nausea
or upset stomach, lay the victim on his or her side.
Loosen and remove any heavy clothing.
Have the person drink cool water (about a cup every 15 minutes) if alert
enough to drink something, unless sick to the stomach.
Cool the persons’ body by fanning and spraying with a cool mist of
water, by wiping the victim with a wet cloth, or by covering him or her
with a wet sheet.
Place ice packs under the armpits and groin area.