Comments for: Firefighter hospitalized, a dozen suffer heat exhaustion fighting Lebanon fire

Posted July 14, 2012, at 5:57 a.m.

LEBANON | One firefighter was hospitalized and more than a dozen others were treated on-scene by paramedics for heat exhaustion and other related injuries while battling a three-alarm fire that destroyed a home on Windswept Drive on Friday night. Lebanon Rescue Department Assistant Chief Jason Cole said the homeowners …

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  • Not to be a P-I-T-A but ALL Public Safety Agency’s need to be thinking about the health of their people in times like this. 90 + degree heat and humidity well over 60% is going to reduce even the healthiest to a mass of confused and shaking jelly if they don’t keep hydrated. Those of you that were in Iraq and Afghanistan know this all to well (See, here’s a lesson that’s a freebie that we all can benefit from ) when your people didn’t drink enough under the weight of the body armor and TA-50 gear. And believe it or not the one Agency that has the most experience with this is the DOT. Thie roadcrew’s are out in this stuff everyday and have probably, next to the logging crew’s, have the most experience with these condition’s. Please, be and stay healthy !

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