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Poll call: Does your agency allow you to wear hats on duty?

The top of your head needs protection; where does your agency stand?

By EMS1 Staff

As summer shines on, the heat is rising for those working in the field. Does your agency’s uniform include a hat for sun protection? If not, does your agency allow personal hats to be worn by providers? Take our latest poll below and let us know.

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Sun protective clothing
When working and playing outdoors, cover as much skin as possible with sun protective shirts, pants, arm sleeves and hats

As you ready yourself and your community for a heat wave, keep these tips in mind
Broad Spectrum Sunscreens
Select and apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30 or greater