BSA Gives Tips to Avoid Heatstroke

As we go into the Labor Day weekend, BSA Health System Emergency Medical Services want to remind the public about the danger of heat-related illness. 

Heatstroke occurs when a person’s body temperature reaches more than 104 degrees. 

Symptoms include dizziness, headache, paleness, muscle cramping, heavy sweating, and weakness. 

To avoid heatstroke it is recommended to drink plenty of water, wear sunscreen, hats, and loose-fitting light-colored clothing.  

If you or someone near you begin to show the signs of heatstroke, call 911.