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How to stay cool and safe during Country Fest

Cadott (WQOW)- Country Fest is set to start, and thousands of people will be spending a few days in the heat.

Wednesday’s temperatures are mild compared to what we’ll have by the end of the week.

The Mosinee Fire Department will be providing care at the medical tent, because of a town ordinance, there will be at least three ambulances there at all times.

The department tells us they plan to have six medics in the tent.

Officials are hoping people do what they can to prevent heat-related illness.

“Everybody spends a lot of money to come to Fest, so we don’t want them to get burnt and ruin their weekend by being uncomfortable being sunburned and feeling overall tired because of the heat and not being hydrated,” said Kristen Kelm, the community health division manager for the Chippewa County Public Health Department.

“We’re encouraging all the participants up there to be aware of sunburn, dehydration,” said Chippewa County Sheriff Jim Kowalczyk. “There’s plenty of stations up there to take advantage of as to getting checked out for those issues.”

Along with the free water, there will also be free sunscreen at Country Fest. That way you can stay hydrated and not get burned.

Officials said you’re able to bring in a water bottle with you and fill it up for free.

There’s also a misting station to help you cool off.

For a list of the big acts performing this year click here. 

Shannon Satterlee

Shannon Satterlee joined News 18 in February 2018 as a Multi-Media Journalist.

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