Now that summer’s finally arrived, are you taking precautions to stay safe in hot weather? Heat-related deaths and illnesses are preventable; despite this fact, around 618 people in the United States are killed by extreme heat every year. Although we don’t really get “extreme heat” in the Pacific Northwest, children and seniors are still vulnerable. And if you are planning any trips to areas that do have more extreme heat, it’s even more important to be vigilant. The following tips will help you and your loved ones avoid heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Stay safe and happy summer!