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Saturday May 25th 2024
Stay Safe in Cold Weather Conditions

Avoiding Frostbite and Hypothermia

With extreme winter weather chilling much of the country, the Red Cross cautions all Canadians to take a few extra steps to avoid frostbite and hypothermia.  Whether participating in outdoor winter activities or traveling, it is important to be prepared and know what to do should something go wrong.

"In weather like this, it is crucial that people prepare adequately before heading outside," says Rick Caissie, National First Aid Manager for Canadian Red Cross.  "A little extra thought can make the difference between a safe, enjoyable experience or severe discomfort that may result in injury."

Prevent frostbite and hypothermia

Signs & symptoms of frostbite

As the condition worsens...

Do you know what to do for frostbite?

Signs & symptoms of hypothermia

What should you do for hypothermia?

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