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Lighting Safety New Mexico Wing Civil Air Patrol Safety Briefing August 2008 / 2009 PowerPoint Presentation
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  1. Lighting Safety New Mexico Wing Civil Air Patrol Safety Briefing August 2008 / 2009 AUGUST SAFETY BRIEFING

  2. CAPR 62-1 (3d)CAP Safety Responsibilities and Procedures All CAP members must obtain a monthly 15 minute face-to-face briefing (or Make-up) before they may participate in any CAP activity (including unit meetings). Safety Briefing Requirements for ALL AUGUST SAFETY BRIEFING

  3. To: NM Wing Staff Upon completion of this briefing, send an email stating: Subject: August 2008 Wing Safety Briefing “August Lightning Safety briefing reivewed and completed” to Judy.Candelaria@kirtland.af.mil AUGUST SAFETY BRIEFING

  4. August weather includes numerous thunderstorms characterized by abundant lightning bolts and strikes Lightning kills more Americans each year than tornadoes and hurricanes. Lightning Safety AUGUST SAFETY BRIEFING

  5. Danger exists within 10 miles of a lightning storm Most often involved in recreational activities Odds of being killed: Earthquake 1:11 million Tornado 1:1 million Lightning 1:600,000 Lightning Safety AUGUST SAFETY BRIEFING

  6. Darkening skies and wind If you hear thunder, you are in danger Look for lightning Hair begins to stand on end Buzzing noise in ears Imminent Lightning Danger AUGUST SAFETY BRIEFING

  7. Find a low spot away from high trees or rocks Drop or remove metal objects in contact with your body Stay OUT of water Spread out, if in a group Lightning Storm Outside– what to do? AUGUST SAFETY BRIEFING

  8. Move to the center rooms of your home Don’t use electrical equipment such as Toaster Computer Cellphone TV Lightning Storm Inside– what to do? AUGUST SAFETY BRIEFING

  9. http://www.weather.gov/om/brochures/ttl.pdf Thunderstorms, Tornados, and Lightning U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service http://www.lightningsafety.noaa.gov/ “When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors! LightningWeb resources AUGUST SAFETY BRIEFING

  10. Questions? Personal experiences? Lightning Safety AUGUST SAFETY BRIEFING