With the summer starting to heat up, it’s time to revisit the importance of keeping well hydrated.
Heat related illness can strike even when the temperatures are in the 70’s and 80’s, and can happen faster when it gets into the 90’s and 100’s.
Keep drinking plenty of fluids, like water and sports drinks (with electrolytes.)
Avoid Soda, Coffee and energy drinks, etc. They may take away the immediate thirst but wont help when you’re body starts getting dehydrated.
If you start feeling ill, weak, nauseated, dizzy, sweating a lot- or not at all? Find a safe place to stop what you’re doing and cool down, drink slowly and let your dispatch know ASAP. Doug