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Extreme Heat

Social media graphic on extreme heat showing a service member pouring water on their head

Summer is upon us and with so many sun-filled fun activities to look forward to, don’t let safety take a backseat. Safety should be a priority while taking advantage of the warmer temperatures, participating in water sports, and enjoying other outdoor activities, and employing additional precautions during the current pandemic environment.

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Social media graphic on extreme heat showing a service member pouring water on their head

Suggested social media message: Summer is time for outdoor fun, but high temperatures can pose a serious health risk, with more than 600 deaths in the U.S. each year associated with extreme heat. https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/index.html #SummerSafety #KeepItCool


Social media graphic from the Consortium for Health and Military Performance on extreme heat showing a service member looking towards sunset

Suggested social media message: The Warrior Heat- and Exertion-Related Events Collaborative (WHEC) is the go-to source for information on the prevention and management of heat illness and related disorders. Visit @hprconline to learn more. https://www.hprc-online.org/ #SummerSafety #KeepItCool


Infographic on Heat acclimatization

Suggested social media message: Learn how to adjust to the #heat gradually (#HeatAcclimatization) with these tips from @hprconline. Heat illnesses and injuries, like #heatstroke, can be major setbacks to fitness and operational effectiveness.  https://www.hprc-online.org/ #SummerSafety #KeepItCool


Infographic on mosquito safety

Suggested social media message: DYK mosquitoes are more than an itchy pest? They are more deadly to humans than any other animal, with more than 750,000 deaths attributed to the bloodsuckers each year. Take precautions to protect yourself: https://www.health.mil/Military-Health-Topics/Health-Readiness/Bug-Borne-Illnesses/Mosquito-Borne-Illnesses  #SummerSafety #mosquito


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