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With heat wave expected this week, Fire Department offers tips to manage extreme temperatures

by | Jul 19, 2022 | Featured: News, News

Heat advisory tips

With temperatures anticipated to reach the mid-90s every day for the rest of the week and a heat advisory on tap for Wednesday, the Hopkinton Fire Department is reminding residents to take safety precautions, especially during outdoor activities, to prevent illness and injuries.

Safety tips for those outside include drinking plenty of fluids like water, while avoiding alcoholic beverages and drinks with caffeine and large amounts of sugar, as they can cause an individual to lose more bodily fluid; wearing loose-fitting, lightweight, light-colored clothing as well a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses; wearing sunscreen and minimizing exposure to the sun; taking frequent breaks; and avoiding strenuous exercise during the hottest part of the day, which typically is around 3 p.m.

Individuals also are advised to check on family, friends and neighbors, especially if they do not have air conditioning, and avoid leaving children or pets in a vehicle, which quickly can reach over 100 degrees.

For more tips, including how to recognize heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke and what to do in each case, check the Hopkinton Fire Department’s complete advisory.

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