CHARLOTTE, NC (WJZY) - Charlotte-Mecklenburg Medics have responded to 17 heat injuries since Monday. Normally, they respond to five in one week.
The record number of heat injury responses Medic made was 40 at the Clinton-Obama rally in early July.
While rescuing a woman who was trapped in her car for 45 minutes, John Stroup and his team started to experience signs of heat related injuries.
“We try to keep an eye on ourselves…and we know the signs and symptoms.”
Signs of a heat related injury include weakness, dizziness, confusion, nausea, fainting, and seizures. These signs can also lead to heat stroke.
To protect yourself from heat, Medic says you should stay inside when you can, drink lots of water, and avoid caffeine drinks.
Medic told FOX 46 Charlotte that the homeless population is one of the highest at risk.