The H.E.L.P. (HELP: Heat Escape Lessening Posture) and Huddle positions were developed in Victoria, BC, Canada by the University of Victoria’s Hypothermia / Cold Water survival team in or before 1977. The positions are part of the Canadian Boating License learning. The positions’ goal is to reduce the heat loss from the body’s three major areas of heat loss: groin, head/neck, and armpits/rib cage.
“Hypothermia, or abnormally low body temperature, is a dangerous condition that can occur when a person is exposed to extremely cold temperatures. Stay safe this winter by learning more about hypothermia, including who is most at risk, signs and symptoms, and what to do if someone develops hypothermia.”