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Heatwave tips given out by first aid team

By Uttoxeter Advertiser  |  Posted: July 30, 2014

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LEADING first aid charity St John Ambulance is issuing advice to help people across the West Midlands cope in the heatwave.

The Met Office has declared a level 2 health alert, which is triggered when there is a high chance that temperatures will reach between 28 degrees and 32 degrees over two consecutive days and not dip below 15 degrees at night.

Nick Pitt, community training co-ordinator for St John Ambulance, said: "Heat exhaustion and heat stroke are the most serious problems that can develop when the mercury soars and its important to recognise symptoms."

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