Friday, June 27, 2014

Hot

 http://american.redcross.org/site/PageServer?pagename=ItsHotOutHere

In hot weather take it easy.  You can't do the same things when it is hot you can do when it is cold.  Even cops overheat.  Take a second uniform to work and if you are outside a lot or have long shift, change your whole uniform, tee shirt, underwear, everything.

You need to be comfortable to properly do your job, and doing your job includes wearing your body armor.  Too many officers leave off their armor because it's too hot.  It's never too hot to wear your armor and it's always too dangerous to leave it in the locker.

Drink plenty of water and take plenty of breaks.  Drinking coffee, tea and soda is less effective at hydrating you than water.  Taking a cool down break so you can keep from overheating.  Drink water even if you don't feel thirsty; that's what the SGT Says.

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