Lifeguard tips for hot weather
Rescuers of the Zhodino GOChS recommend staying in direct sunlight as little as possible. If this is unavoidable, then protect your head with hats and umbrellas.
Remember that from 12.00 to 16.00 the sun is most active. At this time, it is advisable to protect all parts of the body from sunlight – use closed clothing made from natural fabrics and sunscreens. Drink plenty of fluids, but not alcohol. In the heat, the effect of alcohol intensifies and the body becomes more sensitive to high temperatures. Drink chilled water, green tea, kvass.
If possible, you should limit long trips by car, if this is not possible, be as careful as possible on the road, because. during the heat, well-being may worsen, distraction of attention and a decrease in reaction may occur. Do not leave children inside a parked vehicle, even for a short time. In hot conditions, this can lead to fainting in the child.
If you are planning a vacation near the water, choose specially allowed places, including where OSVOD lifeguards are on duty. The bottom of the reservoir should be clean and shallow, without snags, algae and silt. Look around for broken glass, sharp stones and other dangerous objects. Watch the children when they play on the beach, do not let them out of your sight.