Keeping Cool At The AT&T National (Video)

Bradley Wilt, Montgomery County fire-rescue service firefighter and paramedic, provides some tips on keeping cool at the AT&T National, including what to wear and not to wear.

More Tips to Beat the Heat:

Dress for the heat.
Wear lightweight, light-colored clothing. Light colors will reflect some of the sun’s energy. Limit your direct exposure to the sun and wear a hat for extra protection.
During the very hot conditions expected during the tournament, spectators should use common sense and take a minute to review the tips below.

Pre-hydrate, hydrate and re-hydrate.
Drink plenty of fluids in advance, during and after activities and don’t wait until you’re thirsty to hydrate.

Remember, heat stroke is a Medical Emergency that can be fatal if not treated promptly. The American Red Cross advises that warning signs can vary among individuals but common signs of heat exhaustion or heat stroke include:

Heat Exhaustion:
– Heavy sweating
– Muscle cramps
– Pulse rate: fast and weak
– Breathing: fast and shallow
– Nausea or vomiting
– Fatigue
– Weakness
– Headache and/or dizziness

Heat Stroke:
– An extremely high body temperature (above 103 degrees)
– The absence of sweating
– Rapid pulse
– Difficulty breathing
– Throbbing headache
– Strange behavior and/or hallucinations
– Confusion, agitation and disorientation
– Unconscious

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