"Accountability needed" is an understatement
Exertional Heat Illness is NOT "rare" as many believe. A 2019 survey of Florida High Schools by the Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability (OPPAGA) showed 18 cases of Exertional Heat Stroke at 10 schools and 461 cases of Exertional Heat Illness reported that required treatment at 95 schools during the 2017-2018 school year (pg. 32). Summer conditioning was not included in the survey.
To be clear, it is our belief that the schools that reported these instances followed the best practices of treating EHI and EHS by cooling the victim immediately, on-site, as soon as symptoms were identified and, as a result, there were no deaths resulting from EHS.
First Aid response to Exertional Heat Stroke
COOL 1ST, TRANSPORT 2ND