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If memory serves me right, asphalt/concrete can hit 130+ with days this hot. Between 112 air temp and what I imagine is a significantly higher ground temp, 108 doesn't surprise me at all with an unknown down time.
 

PotatoMedic

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Lupus... As Dr. House would say.
 

Summit

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nuts to the desert!
I'll stick to complaining about it being above 80F more than 5 days in one summer as an unbearable heat wave
 

Summit

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Have fun freezing your nether regions off the other 10 months of the year:).
See... that's the thing... I can always put more clothes on... but I can only take so many clothes off before security is summoned! (And it can still be too hot)
 

PotatoMedic

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See... that's the thing... I can always put more clothes on... but I can only take so many clothes off before security is summoned! (And it can still be too hot)
You could start NUTS EMS. Naked Urgent Transport Services.
 

Jim37F

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nuts to the desert!
I'll stick to complaining about it being above 80F more than 5 days in one summer as an unbearable heat wave
Have fun freezing your nether regions off the other 10 months of the year:).
Or just move to where it's 80 year round :cool:

But yeah, makes sense otherwise for the burns. Guess that would be a sufficient thermal source at those temps...didn't think of that because even when I was in LA that wasn't an issue I had run across before. Note to self, don't pass out on the concrete in the Inland Empire in summertime....
 

DesertMedic66

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It’s something that we have to adjust to our in this area. For patients who are on the ground we will usually assess c-spine and then move directly to the gurney for all treatments. If we have lay on the ground to secure the airways there is a strong possibility that we will get burned ourselves.
 

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It’s something that we have to adjust to our in this area. For patients who are on the ground we will usually assess c-spine and then move directly to the gurney for all treatments. If we have lay on the ground to secure the airways there is a strong possibility that we will get burned ourselves.
Its a good reminder for me to think outside my box. The idea of being severely burned from the ground didn't immediately crossed my mind. I just jumped to "what can burn you without chemicals, fire, or radiation? Electricity!
 

PotatoMedic

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Its a good reminder for me to think outside my box. The idea of being severely burned from the ground didn't immediately crossed my mind. I just jumped to "what can burn you without chemicals, fire, or radiation? Electricity!
Dragons...
 

NomadicMedic

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I came into this late, but burns from the hot ground were right at the top of my list when I first read this. It wasn’t exactly “common” in Georgia, but I saw it following an unresponsive call in a hot parking lot.
 
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