Safety First

volunteer firefighters in ColoradoAs summer approaches, the mountain community enters “rescue season.” As the number of people taking advantage of our beautiful outdoors increases, accidents inevitably happen, even occasionally to those who are experienced and well-prepared. In these instances, our search and rescue teams are called upon to do what they do best – find those who are lost and help those who are hurt. If you plan on spending time enjoying our great mountains this season, there are some simple things you can do to increase your own chance of survival if the unexpected happens.

1. Make sure your mobile phone is fully charged and take it with you.

2. Invest in a hand-held GPS for hiking.

3. Carry a basic first-aid kit.

4. Never venture out alone.

5. Always let a third party know where you’re going and when you plan on returning.

Have fun out there enjoying  the great recreation sites available to us in the Rocky Mountains. But please, always be safe.

 

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