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.
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NY National Guard In the News
Spectrum News -- Mon, 03 May 2021 New York's "Best Warriors" ready for regionals The National Guard's motto is always ready, always there, but one local pair is taking that motto to a whole other level. Staff Sgt. Stephen Mulholland is training. What You Need To Know Staff... (more)
NationalGuard.mil -- Mon, 03 May 2021 NYNG troops participate in Indiana disaster response drill MUSCATATUCK, Ind. Almost 200 New York Army National Guard Soldiers from the 101st Expeditionary Signal Battalion and 204th Engineer Battalion were among 4,200 troops taking part in an exercise... (more)
Seacoastonline, -- Mon, 26 Apr 2021 York resident Maj. Gen. Thomas Spencer in command of Army National Guard division LATHAM, N.Y. New York Army National Guard Major General Thomas Spencer, a resident of York, Maine, took command of the Troy, New Yorkbased 42nd Infantry Division during a change of command... (more)