PENNSYLVANIA WING — GROUP 2
JANUARY SAFETY BRIEFING—COLD WEATHER SAFETY
Exposure to cold can causeinjury or serious illness suchas frostbite or hypothermia.The likelihood of injury orillness depends on factorssuch as physical activity,clothing, wind, humidity,working and living conditions,and a person's age and stateof health. Follow these tips tostay safe in cold weather:
Dress appropriately beforegoing outdoors. The airtemperature does not haveto be below freezing forsomeone to experiencecold emergencies such ashypothermia and frostbite.Wind speed can createdangerously cold condi-tions even when the tem-perature is not that low.
If possible, avoid being outside in the coldestpart of the day, or forextended periods of timein extreme cold weather.
Dress in layers so youcan adjust to changing conditions. Avoid over-dressing or overexertionthat can lead to heatillness.
Most of your body heat islost through your headso wear a hat, preferablyone that covers yourears.
Mittens provide morewarmth to your handsthan gloves.
Wear waterproof, insu-lated boots to help avoidhypothermia or frostbiteby keeping your feetwarm and dry and tomaintain your footing inice and snow.
Take frequent breaksand stay hydrated.
Get out of wet clothesimmediately and warmthe core body tempera-ture with a blanket orwarm fluids like hot cideror soup. Avoid drinking caffeine or alcohol if youexpect you or someoneyou are trying to help hashypothermia or frostbite.
Recognize the symptomsof hypothermia that can bea serious medical condi-tion: confusion, dizziness,exhaustion and severeshivering. Seek medicalattention immediately if you have these symptoms.
Recognize frostbite warning signs: gray, white or yellowskin discoloration, numb-ness, waxy feeling skin.Seek medical attentionimmediately if you havethese symptoms.American Red CrossCold Weather Article be the best at what they do.”Squadron Commander, Capt.Todd Daubenspeck, added,“When I called Lycoming tosee about visiting them, I wasreally surprised to find outthat no other squadron hadever visited. I think they wereas excited to have us visit aswe were to go. The profes-sional ties between the twoorganizations goes backmany years, but today’s visitbrings us together on a muchmore personal level. I hopetoday was just the first of many visits by CAP Squad-rons to this great facility.”For more information on Ly-coming Engines, you can log on to:www.lycoming.textron.comFor more information on TheBlack Diamond CompositeSquadron, you can log on to:www.bdcs336cap.comWhile at Lycoming, the groupfrom 336 was informed byLycoming’s Jack Caprio thatthe Piper Aviation Museum islocated just 20 miles up theroad in Lock Haven, Pa. Whileat lunch, a quick phone callto the museum got themscheduled for an afternoontour. Upon arrival at the mu-seum, they were greeted bythe museum staff, Andie Ben-nett, Tour Guide Russ Nelson,and the resident cat, Muffin.(Thanks to Stacy Young forproviding the names.) During the next 90 minutes, theylearned all about the evolu-tion of the Piper Airplane Co.,ending with a walk throughthe hanger, which containsabout seven or eight vintagePiper Planes, including theonly PT1 Trainer Plane Piperever built. (The Departmentof Defense cancelled thecontract before they everwent into production.)For more information on themuseum, you can log on to:
Lycoming Engines,Continued from P1Don Wagner, Vice President of Lycoming, spoke with the cadetsbefore the tour.Tour guides that Squadron 336around the Lycoming plant: fromleft: Dennis Coulbourn, Field Ser-vice Engineer, Ron Crain, PlantCommittee Man, Jack Caprio, Mar-keting and Senior Web Content.
www.pipermuseum.comSo if you are looking for afield trip for your squadron toenhance your Aerospace Edu-cation Program, these aretwo great establishments tovisit that can be seen in thesame day. And while you arethere, tell them the membersof 336 say Hi.2Lt. Steve BixlerPAO BDCS 336 CAP