(WICHITA, Kan.) — Firefighters are careful to not overheat while putting house fires out by having procedures in place to keep from getting sick. As part of the fire department's procedures, a special rehab unit is called out to assist firefighters.
Every 20 to 30 minutes, firefighters are switched out so they can relax, cool off and drink some water. They also have their vitals checked, like their heart rate and blood pressure, to make sure their well enough before going back to fight the fire.
Firefighters recommend everyone drink plenty of water, and keep caffeinated beverages down to a minimum to help combat the heat.Firefighters make sure to drink plenty of water while at scenes