Elderly people (65 years and older) and Infants and young children are more prone to the effects of extreme heat. Take precautions:
- Never leave anyone in a closed parked vehicle. Never leave infants or children in a vehicle, even if the windows are open.
- Never leave pets in a parked car - they can suffer heat-related illness too.
- Drink plenty of water
- Dress infants and children in loose, lightweight, light-colored clothing.
- Call 911 or emergency medical help if fainting, confusion or seizures occur, or if fever of 104 F or greater occurs with other symptoms.
- Download this newsletter article, “Keep Your Cool this Summer, Recreating in the Heat” provided by Jeffco Open Space and Jefferson County Public Health. Feel free to use in use in your publications. Thanks for helping to spread the word.
- Heat and the elderly: http://www.cdc.gov/extremeheat/seniors.html
- Heat and children: http://www.cdc.gov/extremeheat/children.html