SAFETY ALERT

HIGH COUNTRY SNOWPACK

posted May 28, 2014, 8:59 AM by John McKenna

Snow-covered Trail Awareness
Hikers who venture up canyon trails need to be prepared for lingering deep snow & icy conditions. Don't hike alone, carry extra water, clothes, an emergency kit & cell phone. Tell others your planned route and timeframe. On Sunday, May 25th, a lone hiker lost his way after encountering deep snow on the Bear Creek Overlook Trail. He fell and suffered a broken leg attempting to descend a steep canyon wall. Fortunately, he was able to call 911 on his cell phone. This also provided Search and Rescue, Victor Fire QRU & Ambulance with his location. Due to his precarious situation it was nearly 6 hours before responders could reach him. He was eventually air-lifted to the hospital in Missoula.

HIGH WATER CONDITIONS

posted May 28, 2014, 8:36 AM by John McKenna   [ updated May 28, 2014, 8:38 AM ]

Dangerous High Water
The Bitterroot River is flowing fast & high. Some minor flooding has occured and is forecast to continue. These conditions will remain for the next few weeks as the record high snowpack continues to melt. As of 5/28/14 Montana FWP has closed all FAS from Hannon to Poker Joe. Use extreme caution if you decide to approach the river.

HEAT RELATED ILLNESS

posted Jul 12, 2013, 7:49 AM by John McKenna

Heat Related Illness

Long days translate in to ample opportunities to continue operations for lengthy periods in the sun. Working in a hot outdoor summer environment can pose a notable risk for heat illness. Click on the file link below to prepare yourself and co-workers for hot weather conditions and prevent heat related illness.

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