Today at 1:51 p.m., PFA was dispatched to a rescue in Horsetooth Mountain Open Space. A hiker was reportedly suffering from heat exhaustion and could not get down the trail. PFA responders and Larimer County Rangers made their way to the patient who was about 1.7 miles up the trail. The patient was conscious and uninjured but did require transportation to the parking lot where they were assessed by the ambulance team. Thankfully, this incident happened relatively close to a trail head, with shade nearby, and offered responders quick access, but it serves as a good reminder of the toll heat can have on our bodies. It can happen to anyone even if you are hydrated and in good shape. Factors like medications, clothing, and alcohol use can increase the risk.
👉 Remember to think of heat and altitude as important factors when preparing for a hike.
– Heavy sweating.
– Faintness or dizziness.
– Fatigue, headache, or nausea.
– Muscle cramps.
If you experience these symptoms, stop and rest, move to a cool place, and hydrate. Heat exhaustion can lead to heat stroke, so be sure to listen to your body and never hesitate to call 911 in an emergency.
Thank you to the responding party for providing clear information today and to our partners @LarimerCounty Rangers for their trail knowledge and assistance with transportation.
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This morning, we welcomed three recruits to the Front Range Fire Consortium Academy. At the beginning of each academy, PFA holds an internal organizational welcome (a meet and greet) to introduce recruits to the organization. While this is usually held in-person at Station 1, COVID-19 measures presented the opportunity to find a creative way to spend the morning together. Recruits were introduced via video stream and one participated from a separate location. They pulled their masks down momentarily for a quick photo. We may be apart, but we are still able to celebrate together. As always, the class is made up of people from diverse backgrounds and interests. This class includes a Fort Collins native and Navy veteran, a career firefighter with over a decade of experience, and a Crossfit coach passionate about helping people live healthy lives. We can’t wait to see all you bring to the PFA family. Welcome Class 2020-2!
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Read President Joyce McConnell’s message to the CSU community on updates about the investigation of CSU Athletics.
August 7, 2020 Dear CSU Community, I want to share with you some news that CSU Athletics Director Joe Parker recently announced: having learned just today of some extremely troubling allegations of racism and verbal abuse from CSU’s athletic administration …
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