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Module 05 - Emergency Preparedness



Heat stroke results from failure of the body to cool itself and occurs when the body temperature rises to critical levels around the mark of 104 -108° F.

Symptoms: Your body will stop sweating, your skin will be hot, dry or red, your core body temperature will reach 104° F, you may lose consciousness and you may experience convulsions. 

How to Treat Heat Stroke:

  • Seek medical help immediately.
  • Move the heat stroke victim to a cool area.
  • Soak their clothes with cold water.
  • Fan the victim to cool them.
  • Do not attempt to give the victim fluids if they are unconscious.



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