Jul 17, 2012 08:06 ET
The next couple of days will be hot with temperatures soaring into the 30s. DRP wants to encourage the public to stay cool and safe during the heat wave. Read over these helpful tips so you’re prepared for the upcoming week:
Heat stroke is a medical emergency and is something to watch out for. Signs include nausea, vomiting, fatigue, weakness, headache, muscle cramps and dizziness. If you are caring for someone who has heat stroke, call 911 immediately. While waiting for help try to cool the person down as much as possible by moving them to a cool place, apply cold water to large areas of their skin or clothing and fan them as much as possible.
For more information on staying safe during extreme heat conditions, visit the Health Canada website.
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