Tips for avoiding dehydration as temperatures rise

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Enjoying the outdoors isn't completely unbearable just yet, but local firefighters want residents to be prepared for those triple digits.

The high temperatures mean firefighters will see more dehydration cases.

Northwest Fire Department (NWFD) says last year there were two deaths from dehydration.  Emergency crews say a big increase in heat related calls is seen the first several weeks of higher temperatures.

NWFD wants to remind residents that the heat can be deadly and offer the following reminders:

  • Drink enough water
  • Begin summer heat safety early, change outside activities to early morning or late evening.
  • Avoid the outdoors during peak times from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • If nauseated or vomiting do not take fluids, call 911 immediately.

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