With the arrival of the peak of mountaineering and autumn appreciation, the number of outdoor activities such as mountaineering and camping has increased, and there have also been some injuries and trapped accidents. What should we pay attention to when climbing and camping? The reporter interviewed the fire department and civil professional rescue organizations.
In terms of mountaineering, professionals have mentioned two very important precautions: not climbing wild mountains and not going into mountains alone.
“First of all, we should not climb wild mountains and choose regular scenic spots and routes.” Zhang Shuang, the head of Zhaitang Fire Rescue Station of the fire rescue detachment in Mentougou District, said, “Second, we should not climb mountains alone. In case of an accident, entering the mountain alone will not only increase the difficulty of search and rescue, but also more likely to fall into danger. We can go together and take care of each other.”
Zhang Shuang said that, on the premise of achieving the above two points, we should plan the route and time reasonably before climbing, pay attention to the latest weather forecast, and communicate with relatives and friends to inform them of the location, route and other information to go. Carry emergency equipment such as whistles and flashlights, emergency food and necessary first-aid medicine with you. The communication tools should be kept in sufficient power to ensure that they can be contacted at any time.
“Don’t look down on flashlights and whistles. Mountain rescue often happens at night. The visibility in the mountains is low, and the light and whistles can help rescue workers find the trapped as soon as possible.” Zhang Shuang said. In addition, you should also take enough cold clothing. “The temperature in the mountains is not as fast and low as in the plains. Once the temperature is lost, the damage is often serious.”
Chen Haijun, the leader of the Fangshan Blue Sky Rescue Team with more than 10 years of rescue experience, said that in addition to having sufficient personal equipment, we should also be prepared mentally, “How is my body, whether I can do it according to my ability? Who are I going with, whether there are experienced members? What mountains are I climbing, and what are the characteristics and dangerous points of the route.”
Chen Haijun also reminded that during mountain climbing, do not change the established route at will, do not take the initiative to risk, and climb up without seeing the cliff or dangerous peak. Don’t rush forward when you encounter a fork road or an unfamiliar mountain road. You should return to the original road in time and withdraw before dark. “Don’t be greedy for the beauty in front of you. Don’t have the idea that it’s a pity not to climb the top today. The purpose of mountain climbing is to exercise, not to reach the so-called ‘distant goal’.”
Chen Haijun also reminded that the police should call the police for help in time after the accident, and wait in place. In the dark and bad weather, do not walk around at will.
In terms of camping, Liu Bingtao, the head of the News and Publicity Section of Daxing District Fire Rescue Detachment, reminded us that we should choose a safe area to camp, learn about the weather changes in the camping area in advance, and not camp in the forest fire zone, mud-rock flow prone areas, rivers, reservoirs and other water areas. Be careful to go camping in the area without mobile communication signal. Camping activities in the first-grade drinking water source protection zone are prohibited.
“Many people like to cook when camping, so we must pay attention to fire safety at this time. Fire is not uncommon when camping.” Liu Bingtao said that outdoor fire and fire prevention regulations should be observed, and open fire should not be used during camping except in the regular operating camping base. During the forest fire prevention period, avoid using fire in the forest fire prevention area. “Be careful to use large-capacity outdoor mobile power supply, use electrical equipment safely according to the operation specifications, and avoid being exposed to rain and shaking the outdoor mobile power supply violently.”
Liu Bingtao also reminded that campers should comply with the requirements of the city’s epidemic prevention and control regulations, do a good job of personal protection, and actively cooperate with the implementation of various epidemic prevention and control management measures. “When camping, take care of the environment, do not litter, do a good job of garbage classification and recycling, do not pollute the water source, obey the management of the river, garden and other departments, and achieve civilized and traceless camping.”