Heat Syndrome - Recognition & Treatment

SYMPTOMS: Serious: Victim may have a rapid pulse, shallow breathing, hot dry skin, no apparent sweating - or sweating may continue with skin cold and clammy.

TREATMENT Any Firefighter Fatigued or Unwell

Unconscious people should be placed in the coma position and urgent medical help sought.

Firefighters who suffer heat illness or heat stroke must be removed from the fireground, even though they may appear to have recovered.

Information is courtesy of the A.C.T. Bushfire Service.