By Sheila Reesor
Even during the summer months, the Canadian Ski Patrol is there to help you play safely
When winter is over, Canadian Ski Patrol (CSP) volunteers may hang up their skis, but they continue to offer their first aid skills to outdoor enthusiasts and athletes. During the summer, CSP members volunteer at events ranging from local 5K runs to international marathons, cycling races and beach volleyball tournaments.
In the line of duty, these first responders treat a range of summer-related injuries and illnesses that include everything from heat stroke to sunburn. Dehydration and heat-related illness are very common, particularly during all-day, endurance or competitive outdoor activities in the heat. Many sports enthusiasts forget that basic hydration begins with water and starts days before an event.
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