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.
The following is from the U.S. Fire Administration for your info.
National Preparedness Month This September, National Preparedness Month (NPM) will focus on planning, with an overarching theme “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.”We should all take action to prepare!
We are all able to help first responders in our community by training how to respond during an emergency and what to do when disaster strikes — where we live, work, and visit. The goal of NPM is to increase the overall number of individuals, families, and communities that engage in preparedness actions at home, work, business, school, and place of worship.
How to Use this Toolkit
The National Preparedness Month Social Media Toolkit contains key marketing and preparedness messaging to print or share on your social media channels throughout the month of September and beyond. Either copy these messages directly or customize them to reach your audience.
2017 Weekly Themes
Week 1: September 1-9 Make a Plan for Yourself, Family and Friends
Week 2: September 10-16 Plan to Help Your Neighbor and Community
Week 3: September 17-23 Practice and Build Out Your Plans
Week 4: September 24-30 Get Involved! Be a Part of Something Larger
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