Boaters advised to stay hydrated, practice common sense while out for holiday

Boaters advised to stay hydrated, practice common sense while out for holiday


Good morning, and once again,
thank you for being here. Andy Alvarez, Miami-Dade Fire Rescue,
Marine Services Bureau. We’re gonna talk this
morning about hydration, and hydration starts actually the night
before you embark out on a vessel. Make sure that you start
to drink two to three cups per hour of water prior to going out. When you’re out in a vessel, make sure that you’re drinking
at least a cup of water an hour. Reiterate what the previous speakers have
talked about of drinking and boating. There will be zero tolerance,
so if you’re operating a boat, just make sure that you stay hydrated
with water and nothing else. If you’re out for
extended period of times, you can also mix electrolytes that help
you keep your electro balances up. A reminder for flares once again, not to use flares as a 4th of July
firework at night, because that will set off the fire rescue authorities
to go see what the emergency is. Do not set off fireworks or
any type of flammables on your vessel, as vessels are made out of fiberglass for
the most part, and you will catch fire. And just to make sure that you continue
to use your PFDs when you’re out on the boats. PFDs save lives.

One thought on “Boaters advised to stay hydrated, practice common sense while out for holiday

  • July 7, 2019 at 1:04 am
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    That’s is restarted

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