Hydrate the Heroes
Hydrate the Heroes
Blair Rector
Friday, September 06, 2019

“Hydrate the Heroes” goal is to make sure local heroes stay hydrated as they do their job.  Strenuous work, particularly in protective clothing and in hot environments, can result in a loss of one to two liters of water an hour. At this rate, a firefighter may rapidly lose a significant amount of body water weight.  A loss of 1 to 2 percent of body water weight will compromise work performance, a loss of 2 to 3 percent will compromise mental alertness, and a loss of 3 to 5 percent can compromise the body’s ability to sustain life.   

Starting next week we'll be collecting Gatorade and Water to donate to local Firefighters, Policemen and other First Responders. Please bring 1 unopened bottle of water or Gatorade to Coach Soost during your PE hour.