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Free Copies of “108˚: Critical Response” Available to Public Libraries

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As the temperature rises and fall activities go into full swing, As the temperature rises and fall activities go into full swing, it's more important than ever to educate ourselves and our kids about the prevention, signs and dangers of exertional heat illness. To help, learn how your local public library can request a free copy AETN and ArkansasIDEAS’ original documentary “108˚: Critical Response”.

“108˚: Critical Response” addresses the dangers off heat illness in high school sports and other high temperature activities. The documentary explores the underlying causes, prevention and effects of exertional heat illness through personal testimonies from Arkansas families affected by exertional heat stroke and through interviews with coaches, certified athletic trainers, kinesiologists and other medical professionals.

Three young Arkansas victims of heat illness — Kendrick Fincher of Rogers, Tyler Davenport of Lamar and Will James of Little Rock— are featured in the film. Sadly, only Will survived. All three boys suffered heat stroke while practicing football in summer months, and their parents, Rhonda Fincher, Mark and Tina Davenport and Patti James all appear in the documentary.

AETN produced “108˚: Critical Response” as an answer to the state’s educational needs following the passage of Act 1214 of 2011, which requires coaches to complete training in heat illness. Since its release, “108˚: Critical Response” has been featured locally through AETN and ArkansasIDEAS partnership with the Arkansas Department of Education and Arkansas Activities Association and across the country through the National Federation of State High School Associations.

To make this vital information readily available across the state on a regular basis, in addition to making the film available online, AETN and ArkansasIDEAS are also offering free copies of the DVD to public libraries across Arkansas.

If you are interested in seeing this film featured in your library’s collection, let your local librarian know that they may request their free copy by emailing Jamie Walters at jwalters@aetn.org.

Meanwhile, if you’d like to access educational materials now, be sure to visit the program website, aetn.org/programs/108degrees, to learn more about heat illness guidelines, exertional heat stroke and heat illness prevention, proper hydration, and free, downloadable PDFs.


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