With temperatures in the triple digits, Cleburne public safety wants to remind the community to stay safe.
This article features tips to identify heat-related illness and tips to stay safe in extreme heat compiled by Cleburne fire and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Knowing how to detect heat-related illnesses such as heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke is important. Heat cramps are the first stage of heat-related illness where a person begins to feel muscle pain and tightness. To combat heat cramps people should rest in a cool place and drink cool water or a sports drink, which can replenish electrolytes and salt.
Heat exhaustion symptoms include heavy sweating, paleness, muscle cramps, tiredness, weakness, dizziness, headache, upset stomach or vomiting, and fainting. To remedy heat exhaustion people should move to a cool or air-conditioned location, lie down, and drink cool water.
Heat stroke symptoms include a high body temperature above 103-degrees Fahrenheit, red and hot or dry skin without sweating, a rapid and strong pulse, throbbing headache, dizziness, upset stomach, confusion, passing out. If you see someone in heat stroke call 911. Check for pulse and breathing, start CPR if necessary and place the person in a cool bath or spray with a garden hose or sponge with cool water.