Cold Weather Tips

 

Ohio winters can be quite cold.  Please consider these tips to remain warm and safe.

  • Please exercise an increased caution in your endeavors while outside.
    • Make sure you are adequately dressed and prepared for the worst.
    • Be careful when outside to keep your body covered to avoid exposure and the formation of frostbite
    • Consider keeping your coats on even while traveling in your vehicles
    • If you are traveling:
      • consider having personal survival kits in your vehicles
      • Make sure you have adequate fuel and supplies should you breakdown or have a problem.
      • You may want to consider fuel additives to prevent mechanical issues caused by condensation
      • Make sure you battery has been tested and able to withstand the cold
      • Make sure your cell phones are charged and available should you need to call for help
      • At work:
        • For helicopter crews, remember to wear natural fibers under your Nomex, and we recommend several layers.
        • When traveling to different locations use well-traveled routes and not back roads or cross country. This goes for air and ground operations.

 

Stay safe and stay warm!

Tom Allenstein, President/CEO of MedFlight

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