- Group Using Little Horses To Make A Big Difference
- Firm Recalls Cucumbers After Salmonella Outbreak
- Kraft Heinz Expands Kraft Singles Recall
- A Bold Move To Save A Man's Hand: Tucking It Into His Tummy
- Paramedics Talk Mental Effects Of Responding To Numerous Crashes
- Texas Teen Dies After Amoeba Enters Brain
- Texas AG To Shut Down Unlicensed North Austin Assisted Living Facility
- Student Contracts First Case Of Rubella In Texas Since 2004
- Mom Starts Movement To Save Lives Using Kindness
- Need For Blood Donations Increased Due To Rise In Traumatic Car Crashes
- Texas Records 4th Death This Year Linked To West Nile Virus
- Man Blames Austin Clinic For Loss Of Testicle
- Dr. James 'Red' Duke, Once-Familiar TV Doctor, Dead At 86
- Officials Confirm Dallas Resident Died Of West Nile Virus
- Students Miss Part Of First Day Of Class To Get Vaccines
- State Program Fails To Reduce Obesity At Texas Schools
- Austin Mom says Glass in Baby Wipes Injured Her Son
- Fluoridation Fight Heats Up In Austin And San Marcos
- El Paso Abortion Clinic Set To Become Texas' First To Reopen
- FDA Approves Female Sex Pill, But With Safety Restrictions
- Leander Boy Acts FAST To Save Grandma From Stroke
- FDA approves OxyContin for children 11 and older
- Austin Breast Milk Bank Recruiting Donors
- Solutions For Health Inequality In Austin
- West Nile Season Expected to Hit in Coming Weeks
- Local emergency room sees rise in heat related illness
- Alabama Health Officials OK Blue Bell Sales
- San Marcos Water Customers North Of Blanco River Under Boil Water Notice
- Guidelines Help Keep Student Athletes And Musicians From Getting Sick As Temps Soar
- FDA bans some Mexican cilantro after feces found in fields
- Flea Population Exploding Due To Recent Rains
- Snake Bite Deaths Rare
- New FDA Approved Injectable Dissolves Chin Fat
- Abbott: Texas Won't Legalize Medicinal Or Recreational Pot
- Rep. Spitzer Responds To Criticism Over Abstinence Education
- Texas Army Veteran Supports Medical Marijuana Legislation
- Justices Sharply Divided Over Health Care Law Subsidies
- Listeria Found In Blue Bell Plant In 2013
- Vaccinations Don't Stop After High School
- Kyle's Youth Ban On E-Cigs Proposed As State Law
- Miller Defends Deep Fryers In Agriculture Address
- Future Of ACA Subsidies In Texas Unclear After Rulings
- Women's Groups Blast Supreme Court Ruling On Contraception
- Austin Regional Clinic Strengthens Vaccination Policy
- Travis Co. Hit Hardest in Texas Cyclospora Outbreak
- 2 Cases of Chikungunya Reported In Central Texas
- Food For Families Food Drive kicks off June 15!
- PTSD treatment Bravemind set to deploy in Texas
- Austin Man Receives World's First Ever Skull, Scalp Transplant
- Woman Loses Eyesight From Cat Lick
EMS Sees Uptick In Heat Related Illness At X Games
One obstacle facing X Games Austin fans as well as athletes is the weather. In the face of almost 100 degrees temperatures the number one incident the first night of the games was heat related.
"In the downtown area we had a slight uptick in heat related emergencies, which is not uncommon when the temperatures rise," said Austin-Travis County EMS Commander Wes Hopkins.
That's why EMS has plans to respond within seconds.
"We have medics who are on foot, rangers, motorcycles and a large contingent of ambulances to take care of any heat related emergencies," said Cmdr. Hopkins.
Hydrating is the big push. At the main event at the Circuit of the Americas in southeast Travis County people are allowed to bring factory sealed water and fans can refill it in the complex.
"About one quart of water an hour, watch the sodas, clear liquids, we definitely want them to wear hats and put on sunscreen," said Cmdr. Hopkins.
Another place to cool off is the chill zone -- misting tents around COTA.
"I was like, 'thank gosh, it is really hot out here.' Austin is really hot. The chill zone will keep you cool," said spectator David Thompson.
If more serious illnesses or injuries arise, there are medical pods all around, stocked for any situation.
An EMS ambulance is on standby in case of any major emergencies. It can accommodate 20 patients at a time.