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There are Safety courses available in Saratoga County on:
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There are Safety courses available in Fulton County on:
11/10-11, 11/20, 12/11 and 1/8/2011 for more information
please check the link below.
Safety Tips For Snowmobilers
Watch Out for Moose & Deer
are a few Safety Tips when encountering large animals on the
1. Maintain a Safe distance from the animals
2. Give Moose - Deer or whatever large animal you encounter ample space to move
off the trail
3. If you suddenly encounter an animal - Slow Down and Stop. Do not move toward
an animal or corner it and do not turn off your sled
4. Do not approach animals- observe from a distance and enjoy your wildlife meeting
Always Check Local Ice
Before traveling on frozen
surfaces such as Lakes, Rivers, Ponds, Streams,etc.
Never Ride Alone!
Someone there to help
in an emergency could mean the difference between life and death, Help to
get unstuck, start your sled, call or go for help is just plain a good idea.
Anyway it's more fun to ride with a friend.There are always people willing
to ride. Come to a meeting or one of our many events and I'm sure you will
meet some new friends to ride with.
Know the Trails!
Staying on the official
club trails is always the best idea. These trails are maintained not only
for ride ability, but also for safety. If you must ride on local or private
trails (with proper permissions of course), know where you are going and
what kind of hazards are going to be encountered/avoided. Ride with someone
that knows the way if you do not.Knowing where you are at all times will
also aid if faster response to the scene in case of an accident.
Keep Your Equipment in
It is no fun if you break
down on the trail. A malfunction can also cause accidents that could result
in injury. Be sure your sled is in good working order before you head out
for a ride.Carry a safety kit on your slede at all times. Some items in the
kit should include a flash light, tow strap, flares, siphon hose, water-proof
matches or lighter, extra spark plugs, extra drive belt, tie wraps, electrical
tape, hand-warmers, thermal blanket, bandages, sterile dressings, and a cell
phone could also be useful.
In the event of an injury
on the trail!
Remember these basic tips,
In case of an accident with injuries, especially broken limbs or head/neck
injuries, IMMOBILIZE the victim and keep them warm. Never move an injured
person unless they are in immediate danger (in water or unsafe location).
Place the hand-warmers, one in each armpit and one on either side of the
groin for maximum warming of the bodies core. Wrap the victim in a thermal
blanket. Avoid wind if possible. Never remove the helmet in the field! Unless
necessary to preform CPR, helmet removal could cause serious injury or even
death! Even if the victim thinks that their head/neck is OK, try to immobilize
the helmet and wait for help. EMT's are trained in proper removal of protective
headgear. Call for HELP as soon as you can. Be sure to give clear directions
to emergency personal as to your location and situation.
Good Samaritan Law
In New York State, you
are not liable for any injury resulting from the efforts to lend assistance
to another person as long as you are NOT a paid or compensated caregiver.
This means that you should never fear helping someone could result in a lawsuit.
For Emergency Services