?Getting harder and hotter?: Phoenix fire crews race to save lives in America?s hottest city
As temperatures soar at triple digits, heat-related 911 calls have increased 34% since 2020, with first responders facing the bruntThe 911 call came in about an elderly man who had fallen outside a storage facility in central Phoenix. The fire crew, who are also paramedics, found 80-year-old Noel laid on his back on the concrete ramp under direct sunlight; he was weak, thirsty and very hot.Noel, an Englishman with diabetes and hypertension, had been moving furniture when his legs gave way. His core temperature was 104F - dangerously hot. (The typical range for a healthy older adult is 97 to 99F.) His blood pressure was also very high at 242/110, and his pulse was racing. Continue reading...
Celý článek: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/aug/10/phoenix-fire-department-emergency-calls-heatwave
Zdroj: The Guardian