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Make FireRescue1 your homepage Open the tools menu in your browser. Fire Products Fire Rehab. Email Print Comment. Product News with Robert Avsec. To treat heat cramps: Stop all activity, remove all items of the protective ensemble, particularly the protective hood, and sit quietly in a cool place.
Drink cool water, a sports drink, or other drinks with no caffeine or alcohol. Do not resume activity for a few hours after the cramps go away, since heat cramps can lead to heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Get medical help if the cramps do not go away in one hour. To treat heat exhaustion: Perform the first two bulleted items above.
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Sit in front of a cooling fan or mister to help promote sweat evaporation and cool the body. Until they arrive, do the following: Cool the victim as quickly as possible with a cool bath or shower, a spray of cool water from hose, or by wrapping the victim in a cool, wet sheet. Do not give any fluids to drink until their body temperature has been lowered. About the author Batt. Chief Robert Avsec Ret. He was an instructor for fire, EMS, and hazardous materials courses at the local, state and federal levels, which included more than 10 years with the National Fire Academy.
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