Here in SC we went from spring straight into summer, with the temps going from the 70's to the upper 80's and 90's. The time to consider your hydration is before you go out into the heat. Remember to hydrate through out the day, it's as simple as keeping water with you and not waiting until you're really thirsty before you drink anything. Remeber that things like soda and coffee do9n't work as well to hydrate because of the amount of caffine they contain. Remember it doesn't have to be 100 degrees and high humidity to cause heat related problems, and hydration is one of the best ways to combat them.

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If it makes you feel better the weather did the same thing in TN. I agree with you on hydration, it pays just to keep water with you all day.
Good point John, It hasen't been to bad here in the up-state, but as you go further to the south, and to
the west the temps have been getting into the 90's near 100* already. Good reminder, keep a bottle
of water on hand.

Good morning
Is there anything you DONT know about????

LOL oh I see!!!!
I have heard that if you come out of a fire and drink basically ice water that you will puke pretty much right away. Is there any truth to that? We have bottled water on the trucks but it's pretty much air temp.
I would think in South Carolina there is enough moisture in the air that you would only have to breath to get hydrated. Humidity there's about 150% isnt it?
I try and drink a min of 1 gal of water a day. 365 days a year. Thanks for the advice though.
If you drink too much of any cold liquid too hurridly, it can make some people nauseated. Cool - not cold - water is better for you.
We get under a fog stream from a deck pipe to dry off.
I keep a bottle of water in my turnouts. Hydration is a must in our line of work
I will remember that

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