Here is the script for Heat Stroke:

Heat Cramps (Mildest) can lead to Heat Exhaustion can lead to Heat Stroke (Most Severe and can be a Life Threatening Condition!)

Who’s at risk?

  • Young: less than 4 years old
  • Old: more than 65 years old with chronic illnesses and/or on medications
  • Those on certain medications or taking certain illicit drugs or drinking alcohol
  • Obese individuals
  • Those exposed to sudden temperature changes, Heat Waves or travel to a hot climate


  • High Temperatures
  • High Humidity
  • Strenuous Activity
  • Dehydration
  • Alcohol Consumption
  • Overdressing

Signs and symptoms:

  • Body temperature of 104 degrees F or higher: seek immediate medical attention! This Is Heat Stroke!
  • ‘Goose bumps’ and cool moist skin even in the heat
  • Heavy sweating
  • Faintness
  • Dizzyness
  • Rapid pulse
  • Low blood pressure
  • Muscle cramps
  • Nausea
  • Headache


  • Stop all activity and rest in a cool place
  • Drink cool fluids
  • Apply cool water or mist to skin
  • Loosen or remove extra clothing
  • If you do not feel better within 60 minutes or your temperature reaches 104 degrees F, seek immediate medical attention!


  • Wear loose, light weight, light colored clothing
  • Avoid getting sunburned with hat and sunscreen
  • Seek cooler places
  • Drink plenty of fluids
  • If on certain medications take extra precautions to avoid overheating
  • Avoid hot spots, hot parked car, unshaded areas
  • If new to a hot and humid climate, acclimate before going out for long periods
  • Best not to exercise or engage in strenuous activity in hot, humid environments