Heat Related Illness

Who is at risk of heat related illness?

Anyone can be overcome by heat but those most susceptible include:
  • Infants and young children left in hot cars
  • Persons aged 65 and older
  • Persons who are ill, have chronic health conditions or are on certain medications
  • People who are overweight

Recognize the signs

How to prevent heat related illnesses

Stay Cool

Stay Hydrated

Stay Informed

  • Wear appropriate clothing
  • Stay cool indoors
  • Schedule outdoor activities carefully
  • Pace yourself
  • Wear sunscreen
  • Do not leave children in cars
  • Avoid hot and heavy meals
  • Drink plenty of fluids, avoid sugary or alcoholic drinks
  • Replace salt and minerals
  • Keep your pets hydrated
  • Check with your local news for heat alerts
  • Know the signs of heat-related illnesses
  • Monitor those at high risk