CCFR: Safety reminders for the trails & backcountry
When enjoying the trails and backcountry, Capital City Fire/Rescue offers these smart tips to reduce your chances of meeting their rescue teams:
- Dress for the weather, including shoes with ankle support.
- Stay out of avalanche chutes, they are extremely active.
- Let someone know where you are going and when to expect you back.
- Finally, make sure you have a good charge on your cell phone to summon help if needed.
Rescue teams are available if you are injured, have a medical emergency, or are lost. Poor planning and getting over-tired are not good reasons to call for a rescue.