Centennial Celebration

Health & Safety: Safety Messages

65-2 #80 September 23, 2005

UFA Safety Message #4 Rehydration Is Key

UFA Health and Safety Officer/Sgt. at Arms Bill Romaka wishes to remind the membership to take their safety responsibilities seriously at all times. We will continue to highlight and remind our members of "safe actions" as spelled out by the Department.

The FDNY A.U.C. 230, "Medical, Rehabilitation, & Care Procedures" states the following:

10.6 RAPID REHYDRATION

Under DO's

D. CONTINUE DRINKING
After initially filling your stomach to the point of being nearly full, you should supplement your initial intake by consuming an additional 6-8 ounces every 10-15 minutes. All totaled, during periods of exposure to heat stress, and while in recovery, you should ingest at least between 1-2 quarts of fluid per hour.

**This is especially important in the hot and humid weather. Please refer to the entire FDNY A.U.C 230 for more complete and accurate information on how better to protect your health.

Stay well and stay safe!

Sergeant-at-Arms/Health & Safety Office
• Phone: 212-683-4832 • Fax: 212-683-4768 • Email: Bromaka@ufanyc.org

Fraternally.

Stephen J. Cassidy
President

Joseph A. Miccio
Recording Secretary