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By Randy Charles
the Times 

Home Emergency Care

Topic of the Month: heat disorders


When a medical emergency occurs the City of Waitsburg and its surrounding homes and farms face challenges, as do all rural areas, in EMS response times and transport times to an emergency room. This monthly column, written by former firefighter and paramedic Randy Charles, is aimed at providing area residents, who are faced with a medical or traumatic event, some kind of knowledge and skills that can be utilized to help a stricken individual while waiting for EMS.


Summer heat is here. In addition to avoiding rattle snakes (last month’s column) avoiding heat illness (overheating...

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