Written by Staff
The Irving Fire Department reminds everyone to be informed on what to do if you experience chest pain related to the heat. Chest pain can come on suddenly at any time and is not just stroke or heart attack related, but can also be a sign of a heat-related illness.
If you, a family member or a friend experience the following symptoms please call 9-1-1 immediately:
· Chest or abdominal pain
· Inability to drink fluids
· Fainting, nausea or vomiting
· Temperature more than 104 F (40 C)
· Temperature that is rising despite attempts to cool the person
· Loss of consciousness, confusion, or delirium.
***Remember, keep hydrated when participating in activities outdoors.***
For more information or more health tips on how to prevent heat-related illnesses, go to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website at the following link: http://emergency.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/index.asp .
Source: Irving Fire Department