Even though summer is gone and fall is right around the corner, keep in mind that with colder weather approaching we are still faced with problems on the fire ground. Icing conditions including, "FROST" easily brings about slips and falls. Black ice on the roads along with wet leaves causing hazardous driving conditions is a reminder for caution when responding to the firehouse and to the scene of an alarm. Pay attention to the insidious injuries from "frost bite". And just because summer is gone don't forget that de-hydration can still happen so keep your selfhydrated.
Consider putting in place a physical fitness program along with a good diet program. Winter has a tendency to add pounds and then you spend the spring and summer trying to shed those pounds.
Always remember to "buckle-up" and use "Spotters", when backing up. You may think you are safe because you are in an enclosed cab but in an accident you will find yourself bouncing off of the walls that enclose you in the cab. Don't put your Chiefs or Officers in the awkward position of having to inform a loved one that you were injured because you were not buckled up.
FDMNY Board of Director's