Higher temperatures and increased humidity can cause unseen hazards. Missions can suffer, vacations can be ruined, and lives can be endangered or lost.
Heat stroke is the most serious heat-related illness and can cause death or lead to permanent disability. About 2,800 troops suffered illnesses from dehydration to heat stroke last year; that number is 50 percent higher than it was five years ago!
Prevention starts with training. Follow the link below for guidance from the NYARNG Safety Office on how you can prevent heat injuries.
DMNA Press Releases
NY National Guard In the News
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle -- Tue, 26 Jan 2021 Investigation at Mendon helicopter crash site wraps up. What's next? MENDON, NY U.S. Army officials have finished clearing the site of last week's fatal military helicopter crash in Mendon and local NationalGuard members gathered Sunday to honor their friends. A... (more)
WHEC -- Mon, 25 Jan 2021 Cuomo sending 500 more National Guardsmen to D.C., 1.3K returning ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) Gov. Andrew Cuomo is sending 542 more members of the New York National Guard to Washington D.C. Cuomo said members will be heading down to bolster U.S. Capitol security... (more)
WKBW, -- Fri, 22 Jan 2021 New York National Guard identifies 3 soldiers killed in helicopter crash outside Rochester Wednesday ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WKBW) The New York Army National Guard has identified three soldiers killed in a helicopter crash outside of Rochester on Wednesday. Chief Warrant Officer 5 Steven Skoda,... (more)