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Sergeant’s Time Training.Com. HEAT INJURY PREVENTION. Leader actions Know your Soldiers Provide time for new Soldiers to acclimatize Plan more strenuous activities early or late in the day Remember: exposure to heat stress is cumulative: 3 successive

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Sergeant’s

Time

Training.Com

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HEAT INJURY PREVENTION

  • Leader actions
    • Know your Soldiers
    • Provide time for new Soldiers to acclimatize
    • Plan more strenuous activities early or late in the day
    • Remember: exposure to heat stress is cumulative: 3 successive
    • days of CAT 5 exposure increases the risk for heat injuries
    • Use local Wet Bulb measurements to gauge mitigation measures
    • Any signs of “goofy” behavior warrants immediate treatment (and evacuation unless it rapidly clears) – recommend Iced Sheets!
  • Soldier actions
    • Stay physically fit
    • Maintain adequate levels of hydration (flavored drinks “authorized”)
    • Eat well-balanced meals; don’t skip meals
    • Communicate any symptoms of heat injury to 1st-line supervisor
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Warning Signs and Symptoms of Heat Stress

With any of the below symptoms or signs, immediately call for medical evaluation

If 68W is not immediately available, call Medevac or ambulance.

*Use Iced Sheets for rapid

cooling of suspected heat stroke Victims.