UPS driver collapses in extreme heat in doorbell camera video: Brian Enriquez, a Scottsdale, Arizona homeowner, received a notification from his Ring doorbell system last week while at work. Despite his inability to open the door, the Ring’s camera filmed a stunning event.
A UPS driver was seen walking up to Enriquez’s front door, setting down an envelope, then collapsing. The driver lies down for a moment on the ground, then gets up, rings the doorbell, and returns to his vehicle.
Enriquez wished he could have checked on the driver while seeing the footage. “I was concerned because he was stumbling to the door,” Enriquez told NBC station KPNX. “I could have talked to him through my Ring (doorbell) if I had gotten to my phone sooner,” she says.
Enriquez says the driver collapsed due to the intense heat. According to NBC News, the temperature in Scottsdale reached 110 degrees last Thursday. Enriquez published the video to warn others about the hazards of extreme heat and to ensure the driver’s safety.
“We appreciate your concern for our colleague and can confirm that he is well,” UPS said in a statement to KPNX.
“UPS drivers are taught to operate outside and to deal with the effects of hot weather.” “UPS stated. “Our employee used his training to become aware of his issue and contact his management for assistance, who responded instantly.”
Staying safe in extreme heat
Extreme heat can be hazardous to one’s health. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, exposure to high temperatures and high humidity can potentially trigger heat-related disorders such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
According to the CDC, there are three basic techniques to keep safe in excessive heat:
- Keep your cool. Wear suitable weather attire, stay indoors or in the shade as much as possible, and plan outdoor activities for the cooler periods of the day if possible. While fans can make you feel cooler, they are ineffective in combating heat illness at higher temperatures. As a result, the CDC urges people to stay in air-conditioned areas if possible.
- Keep hydrated. This includes drinking plenty of water, but it also includes replacing the electrolytes you lose when you sweat. According to the CDC, a sports drink containing certain salts and minerals can be beneficial but avoid highly sweet drinks and alcohol.
- Keep up to date. Be aware of extreme weather in your area and familiarize yourself with the symptoms of heat illness so that you can act swiftly if necessary. Also, the CDC warns that some people are more vulnerable to heat-related illnesses, such as older persons and those with certain underlying health disorders. Experts have advised TODAY to check on vulnerable neighbors.