Snippet from FEMERAID International Air Rescue as of 20 July 2023

The Air Rescue Team of FEMERAID International informs all our members, Knights and Dames of the Sovereign Order of Saint John of Jerusalem, Knights of Malta, Federation of the Autonomous Priories (KMFAP) about the followings:

 Beat the Heat before the Heat defeats You! 

Due to the increasingly hot weather and high temperatures we’ve been experiencing recently, here are some handy tips to beat the heat: 
  • Drink plenty of water and eat water-dense foods like cucumbers and watermelon. 
  • Avoid drinks with caffeine and alcohol. 
  • Replace salt lost through sweating with sports drinks or beverages containing electrolytes such as sodium and potassium; sometimes water is not good enough. 
  • Avoid hot and heavy meals. 
  • Stay indoors if possible, or find air-conditioned places to cool off. 
  • Avoid spending time outdoors during the hottest part of the day. When you go outside, wear loose, light clothing and a hat. Apply a sunscreen of at least SPF (Sun Protection Factor) 15 at least 30 minutes before exposure to direct sunlight. 
  • Plan your outdoor activities in the mornings and evenings when temperatures are cooler. 
  • Take frequent breaks in the shade or indoors. 
  • Track extreme heat in your area or travel destinations.

Keep safe and healthy! 

20th July 2023