Tips on Staying Healthy in the Heat

With temperatures reaching beyond 80 degrees this week, it’s a reminder that summer heat is quickly approaching.  And while heat-related deaths and illnesses are preventable, more than 600 people die each year from them, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

Children and elderly adults are more vulnerable to heat-related illnesses, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service Captain Thomas Potter.

“They don’t have the capabilities to lose heat as well as a normal healthy adult does, so we have to be concerned about some of the signs and symptoms that we may see from these individuals,” he said.

Potter, however, is warning all residents to be cautious when outside on hotter days and to know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion.

He explains more in the MyMCMedia video below:

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Mitti Hicks

About Mitti Hicks

Mitti Hicks is a multimedia journalist and community engagement specialist with Montgomery Community Media. She is passionate about telling stories that impact our community and may be reached at and on Twitter @mittimegan.


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