Heat Exhaustion Plagues Firefighters

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. – As if the fires weren’t enough to keep crews on their toes, fire officials say the heat and dry conditions are putting unusual strain on them this year. In Jackson County alone there have been five reported cases of firefighters having to be taken to the hospital because of heat exhaustion. Fire … Continue reading »

Working in the Heat

EUGENE, Ore. – With the sizzling temperatures, construction workers were finding ways to stay safe, Monday. Working in the hot summer sun can make construction workers more susceptible to heat exhaustion. Contracting companies and workers say they’ve had meetings for safety protocol. Workers say they try to stay hydrated and look out for signs of … Continue reading »