Extreme Heat Information Guide

Heat Exhaustion vs Heat Stroke

Heat Exhaustion

Symptoms of Heat Exhaustion may include:

  • Dizziness
  • Thirst
  • Heavy Sweating
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Weakness
  • Cold, pale, and clammy skin
  • Fast, weak pulse
  • Muscle cramps
  • Any or all of these can lead to Heat Stroke.

Heat Stroke

Symptoms of Heat Stroke may include:

  • High body temperature
  • Heavy Sweating
  • Hot, red, dry, or damp skin
  • Fast, strong pulse
  • Headache
  • Confusion
  • Dizziness
  • Passing out and/or becoming unconscious


  • CALL 911
  • Move person to cooler area.
  • Loosen clothing and remove extra leayers.
  • Help lower the person’s temperature with coo, wet cloths or a cool bath.