Hendersonville Sports Medicine and Henderson County EMS and Rescue Squad members will be holding a special heat stroke drill on Tuesday, July 26 beginning at 4 p.m. at East Henderson High School.
The drill will help first responders to be better equipped to handle a heat stroke situation during a practice or game at area schools.
Dwayne Durham, MEd, A.T.C.-L.A.T., executive director of Hendersonville Sports Medicine, will be on hand at the drill to provide instruction and support for the participating EMS individuals.
“Heat stroke is a very real danger for our youth participating in sports,” says Mr. Durham. “By holding a drill that shows proper care technique, as well as some newly-developed practices for dealing with heat stroke, we can help ensure that our athletes are safer and that we’re better prepared.”