Heat safety a top priority for Fort Leonard Wood community

Preventing heat-related injuries becomes a top priority as the summer heat continues to rise.

In the scorching and humid climate of Missouri, maintaining a cool and safe environment requires additional measures, as explained by Lt. Col. Jarrad Glasenapp, commander of the 3rd Battalion, 10th Infantry Regiment.

“Heat prevention and mitigation must be an integral part of the planning process for all operations. For most of our basic combat training, heat during these months is our biggest risk,” Glasenapp said.

Oscar Powers, Director of Safety at MSCoE, pointed out that incidents of heat-related injuries, such as heat exhaustion, heat stroke, and related illnesses, have been decreasing in recent years. However, mid-Missouri still experiences an average of 63 days during the summer that fall into the high-end category of the Army's heat classification system. To learn more, click here.

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