The Riverside County Fire Department- Tips to Stay Cool
**Drink plenty of water. Avoid alcohol and caffeine.
**Turn on your air conditioner. Stay in air-conditioned space at home, or someplace cool like the mall, a library, senior center or Cool Center.
**Schedule outside activities before noon or in the evening. Avoid or minimize physical exertion.
**Wear lightweight, light-colored, loose clothing.
**Wear a wide-brimmed hat, or use an umbrella for shade.
**Slow down—rest in the shade or a cool place every chance you get.
**If you do not have an air conditioner, use a fan. Make sure your windows are open.
**Do not eat heavy meals. Avoid cooking with your oven.
**Take a cool shower or bath.
**Do not sit in a hot car, even for a short time. Never leave a person or animal alone in a vehicle during high temperatures.
**Check on your friends and neighbors who are elderly or have medical conditions.
For more tips and Cool Zone Locations visit http://www.rvcfire.org/Pages/PIO%20Pages/Tips-to-Stay-Cool.aspx