Every year, there are an average 1560 reported cases of hypothermia in the USA. Around 650 of them prove fatal.
In my native Britain, a combination of rising fuel costs and the temperature dipping very low in winter means that the figures are much higher. During 2012/13, emergency staff recorded 28,354 people needing hypothermia treatment.
It was up 25% on the previous year, which in itself was 50% higher than the year before that. But on the bright side, so many people rationing their heat meant that energy companies filed profits of over £15billion.
Assuming that you care more for lives than a corporation's bottom line, would you be able to recognize the signs of hypothermia and know how to treat it?