PANAMA CITY BEACH, FL-- We're trying our best to keep cool by staying hydrated, staying out of the sun, and staying protected. But that rule of thumb isn't always applicable to everyone, especially our first responders and firefighters, who always arrive on-scene whether it's two o'clock in the morning or two o'clock in the blazing afternoon heat.
Battalion Chief Marcus Vigil sat down with us Tuesday morning. The Bay County Health Department said watch out for signs of heat exhaustion, including heavy sweating, muscle cramps, dizziness, nausea or vomiting, and a fast and weak pulse.
If you do experience these symptoms, drink cool beverages, go in an air-conditioned environment, and wear lightweight clothing.