FIREFIGHTERS ARE IN NEED OF HELP!
If you would like to donate:
tent or sun shade
moleskin to prevent blisters
cold/frozen hand towels (t-shirts soaked in cold water and put individually into Ziplock bags to cool off in between fighting the fires.)
FIREFIGHTERS NEED FOOD
quick & simple, high carb & protein, low grease:
fresh fruit, (cool and full of water to hydrate them) peaches, grapes, bananas oranges, watermelon, canteloupe, lemons, limes,
vitamin C tablets
cold water & Gatorade* (Pedialyte has been working much better for some of the firefighters in the heat.)
paper towels, paper plates, plastic ware
ice chest full of ice
sugar free gum
potassium to help with cramps
Walmart sells them but you may want to make some cool ties for Firemen and fire victims working in the heat. Cooling bandana/ties/neck coolers/headband/wrap/scarf made from 100% cotton fabric are great to wear for to keep in your first aid kit for heat relief.
Soaked in cool or cold water for approx. 20 minutes, the water crystals* will hydrate and expand into a gel. The cooling bandanna/tie around the neck/forehead will help keep one cool for hours in the warm and hot weather.
The fabric will feel dry, but the gel inside the bandana/tie feels cool to the touch and will help keep you cool and comfortable in the heat for all day. It can be used over and over again by rehydrating (soaking) it and gel will stay hydrated for several days. The polymer water crystals are safe and non-toxic. Hand wash the cool bandana/tie gently with mild soap and hang it to air dry. If you don’t use it for a few days the crystals will dry out to their original state (hard crystal form) and then can be rehydrated and used again and again….100’s of times!
*Find Schultz Water Absorbing Crystals at Walmart, usually in the gardening supplies.
Here are step by step instructions:
- google the words walmart cool ties for more instructions (There is probably something on youtube.)
- Accepting Donations to aid Oklahoma Fire Fighters » Hazmat Oklahoma http://www.hazmatoklahoma.com/?p=327
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