Weather Alert:

Hydration Misters

This project purchased two inflatable hydration misting tents as regional resources. Hydration Misting TentHeat stress is a major concern at both planned events and emergency incidents which occur when ambient temperatures are 80 degrees or higher. Heat stress is a concern for first responders, in particular firefighters when battling fires in high temperatures, or police on detail when in direct sunlight. These high pressure misting units/tents can be deployed to events and incidents as a part of a strategy inclusive of encouragement of hydration, proper nutrition, and provision of shaded cover and reduction of strenuous activity to reduce the occurrence of heat stress related injuries. One unit is located in Springfield and the other in Pittsfield. Direction on how to borrow them can be found in the WRHSAC Resource Guide.