Promoting Heat Safety During Summer Months

Summer is here and brought its customary heat and humidity back to Florida. As temperatures climb, Largo Public Safety and the Florida Department of Health are here with safe habits to prevent against heat-related illness.

Know the warning signs of heat-related illness:
  • Extremely high body temperature (above 103°F);
  • Weakness, dizziness or fainting;
  • Unusually elevated heart rate;
  • Fast and shallow breathing;
  • Nausea or vomiting; and
  • Muscle cramps.
Protect yourself with these helpful tips:
  • Stay hydrated with water; avoid sugary and alcoholic beverages
  • Wear lightweight, light colored and loose fitting clothing
  • Stay cool in an air conditioned area
  • Avoid engaging in strenuous activities during peak hours
  • Take a cool shower or bath
For more information on extreme heat and heat-related illness prevention visit

The above information was shared by Florida Department of Health.