Safety Services Company
December 21st 2007
Hey Guys Patrick Brayton here! This will be our last Blog entry for the holiday season, so we’re going to make it a good one!
It is that time of the year again. Global warming?! Not when a freeze hits your area!!
You can protect yourself and your household from the many hazards of winter by planning ahead. About 70% of winter deaths related to snow and ice, occur in automobiles. Travel by car in daylight, do not travel alone, keep others notified of your schedule and stay on the main roads. Avoid back road short cuts. ‘Winterize’ your car with a battery check, antifreeze, wipers and windshield washer fluid, lights, flashing hazard lights, heater, defroster, and snow tires, snow tires with studs, or chains. Keep your car’s gas tank full.
What to do before the storm arrives:
Hypothermia First Aid: Get the victim to a warm location, remove any wet clothing, and warm the center of the body first, and give warm, non-alcoholic beverages. Get medical help immediately.
Prepare for possible isolation in your home:
Photo by Kevin Connors
When a blizzard traps you in your car:
Be safe, and stay warm!
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