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Keep Your Football Players Safe

Keep Your Football Players Safe with a Portacool

Whether you are working with youth, high school, college or professional football players, heat stroke is a serious issue that must be addressed. Portacool evaporative coolers provide one of the most effective ways to help football players stay safe when practicing during the peak summer heat.

Prevention Is the Best Treatment for Heat Stroke

Heat stroke is one of the most serious forms of heat-related illness. It occurs when your body is unable to sufficiently shed heat, causing the core temperature to rise to dangerous levels. Once heat stroke occurs, you face serious consequences which may potentially include death. For this reason, prevention is the best approach to minimizing the damage caused by heat stroke.

It is crucial to be aware of the warning signs of heat stroke. Heat exhaustion, which results in cramps, weakness, fatigue and nausea, often precedes heat stroke. If you see someone exhibiting signs of heat exhaustion, pull them from practice immediately so they can rest in the shade, drink plenty of fluids and cool down with cool towels.

Other warning signs of heat stroke include:

  • Hot, dry skin (flushed, but not sweaty)
  • Lack of sweating
  • Core body temperature above 105°F
  • Rapid pulse
  • Physical clumsiness, sluggishness and fatigue
  • Mental confusion, disorientation or hallucinations
  • Dizziness
  • Seizures

Heat stroke should be treated as a life-threatening medical emergency. Remove any player exhibiting signs of heat stroke from practice immediately, take steps to cool their body temperature, and call 911 immediately.

Important Steps to Take to Minimize the Risk of Heat Stroke

When setting up your summer football practices, it is crucial to be mindful of the serious ways the intense heat impacts players. There are 5 important steps you should take to significantly reduce the risk of heat stroke among your players. Due to the life-threatening consequences of heat stroke, these steps should be considered essential for all football programs.

  1. Gradually Ramp Up Practices to Allow for Proper Acclimatization to Heat
  2. Emphasize Proper Hydration
  3. Modify Practice for Environmental Conditions
  4. Take Special Precautions for At-Risk Players
  5. Utilize Cooling Technology

In addition to utilizing this tactic, you should set up some portable evaporative coolers along the sidelines at practice. This will deliver a massive amount of cool air to players during their break, making it much easier for them to maintain an appropriate core temperature throughout.

Portacool has been recognized as an industry leader in evaporative cooling technology since our inception in 1990. All our evaporative coolers are manufactured locally at our Center, Texas facility. We have distributors in every state, as well as in 56 countries. We offer a wide range of evaporative cooler models to address the specific needs of your football program.

Portacool has been helping football players stay safe in the summer heat for years. Our evaporative coolers have become essential gear at practices and games for the University of North Texas football team, among others. These football programs have significantly improved their ability to keep their players safe by using Portacools along their sideline.

You can use our online tool to find the right Portacool for your specific needs.

If you want to buy a Portacool evaporative cooler to keep your football players safe this summer, please visit a local retailer or contact us today to learn more about the options we offer.

 

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Portacool 510

Portacool 510 evaporative coolerThe Portacool 510 is the newest addition to our product line. As the smallest and lightest Portacool evaporative cooler, it provides the ease and versatility you need to maintain a comfortable environment in small spaces.

Enjoy the cooling benefits of the 510 in a wide range of applications. It’s excellent for home workshops and backyard patios. Keep your small business workspace, retail shop, or gym cool on hot days. You can also bring the 510 along on RV trips and when you’re tailgating before a sports event on a hot day.

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Portacool Cyclone™ Series

Portacool Portable Evaporative Air Coolers - CycloneThe Portacool Cyclone™ series provides powerful cooling in spaces where air conditioning simply isn’t a viable solution. These compact, lightweight evaporative coolers come on wheels, making them easy to move around your space to achieve cooling benefits in the precise area you need them.

With four distinct coolers in the Cyclone line, you’re guaranteed to find an option that meets your specific needs. The Cyclone is perfect for outdoor patios, home workshops, small businesses, retail shops, events venues, and gyms.

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Portacool Jetstream™ Series

Portacool Jetstream Evaporative Air CoolerLarger work environments need a powerful cooling solution to maintain workers’ health, safety, and productivity when the temperatures get hot. The Portacool Jetstream™ series provides the cooling you need to avoid a work stoppage due to excessive heat.

The Jetstream is the evaporative cooler of choice in factories and industrial settings. It’s also an ideal solution for your auto garage, aviation hangar, farm, prison, or large events venue. With six models in the Jetstream line, you can customize your cooling to ensure optimal results for your unique space.

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Portacool Hazardous Location Series

Portacool Evaporative Air Cooler for Hazardous Locations

Effective cooling is vital in any work environment, but it’s especially crucial when combustible gases are present. These situations create unique challenges when trying to keep the environment cool. Fortunately, Portacool’s Hazardous Location series is specifically designed to meet the needs of petrochemical refineries, oil and gas exploration outfits, chemical production plants, fuel depots, and any other location where combustibles are a concern.

Our Hazardous Location evaporative coolers are ETL Certified for use in Class I, Division 2, Groups C&D hazardous locations. All electrical components are sealed to provide an additional layer of safety.

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