Red Cross Heat Wave Safety Checklist

by Shh_ImReading@evpl on Monday, June 21 2010, 6:22pm. Viewed 838 times.

With the hot, hot weather we've been having recently, I've been wondering about first aid for heat-related health problems. I've had first aid training in the past, but I wanted to make sure I'd know what to do now if someone near me seemed to be having trouble with the heat. I went to http://www.redcross.org/ and typed HEAT into the search box. I found a Heat Waves checklist with information about the symptoms and care for heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. There is even a one-page PDF Heat Wave Safety Checklist that is perfect for printing. I hung one on the refrigerator in the room where staff members here take breaks.

 

Link for Heat Wave Safety Checklist easy to print PDF

 

You'll find more information like this on the Preparedness Fast Facts page.


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