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Fire - Safety Tip

Posted on: July 6, 2018

Heat Related Chest Pain

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***According to the National Weather Service, heat is one of the leading weather-related killers in the United States, resulting in hundreds of fatalities each year and even more heat-related illnesses.***

The Irving Fire Department reminds everyone to be informed on what to do if you experience CHEST PAIN related to the heat.

If you, a family member or a friend experience the following symptoms after being exposed to the heat, please call 9-1-1 immediately:

  • Chest or abdominal pain
  • Inability to drink fluids
  • Fainting, nausea or vomiting
  • Temperature more than 104 F (40 C)
  • Temperature that is rising despite attempts to cool the person
  • Loss of consciousness, confusion or delirium

***Remember, keep hydrated when participating in activities outdoors.***


For more information on how to prevent heat-related illnesses, go to the following link:

www.ready.gov/heat
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