“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.