Heat-Related Injuries Risk High at Common Ground

By: Ali Gorman, R.N.
By: Ali Gorman, R.N.

Lansing Fire Department emergency medical crews will be on site at the Common Ground Festival in case of emergencies. They say tonight presents a risk for heat-related injuries. They warn people to dress in cool, light clothing and drink plenty of water.

Early symptoms of heat exhaustion include confusion, nausea and possibly vomiting. If you start to feel sick, you should seek shade and drink water.

Common Ground organizers say they take heat safety very seriously. They have precautions inside the park including water fountains, mist tents, bottled drinks and plenty of shaded areas.

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