BCFD Memorial Day Stats

Published by The Bee News

May 31, 2022

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Our crews were busy over the Memorial Day weekend, running 121 calls for service. One hundred and twelve calls for service were for medical emergencies. Along our waterways, our crews responded to a reported boat fire on Monday (05-30-22) afternoon at Rotary Park, resulting in three airlifted patients from WARMC. In addition, crews responded to a motor vehicle accident involving a motorcycle, which occurred Monday night (05-30-22) at approximately 11:00 P.M. near Baseline Rd. and Hwy 95. As a result of the accident, two medical helicopters were landed at the scene for transport to a trauma center in Las Vegas, NV. No further information is available at this time.

We would like to remind you that as temperatures continue to increase, please be aware and know the signs of heat-related illnesses and ways to respond. According to the Arizona Department of Health Services in 2021, 552 heat related deaths were reported statewide.

Staying hydrated is key!

HEAT EXHAUSTION

  • Signs: Heavy sweating, paleness, muscle cramps, tiredness, weakness, dizziness, headache, fainting, nausea, vomiting
  • Actions: Go to an air-conditioned place and lie down.
  • Loosen or remove clothing. Take a cool bath.
  • Take sips of cool sports drinks with salt and sugar.
  • Call your healthcare provider if symptoms worsen or last more than an hour.

HEATSTROKE

  • Signs:
  • Extremely high body temperature (above 103 degrees) taken orally
  • Red, hot and dry skin with no sweat
  • Rapid, strong pulse
  • Dizziness, confusion, or unconsciousness
  • Actions: Call 9-1-1 or get the person to a hospital immediately. Cool down with whatever methods are available until medical help arrives.

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