In the summer months 100-degree temperatures seem to be the norm in many parts of the United States. Despite temperatures regularly being in the 90s or the 100s, dealing with heat emergencies is common for EMS and fire personnel. Rehab for our personnel is a critical element for our personnel's survival and ability to function during this time. It is a great time to review heat emergencies with your rehab personnel and firefighters. Being aware of the signs and symptoms may save a life.

When you work on a hot day, sweating and exerting energy, you may start feeling your legs or arms cramp. This is the body's mechanism warning that it is time to cool down and hydrate. Read More...