FROM THE FIRE CHIEF'S CORNER: CINCO DE MAYO SAFETY

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By Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna

Hey Hombre, Listen Up! Señoritas too...

April 27, 2015 (San Diego's East County) - I know it’s Cinco de Mayo May 5th, but too much alcohol makes you look and act foolish, and it’s also a factor in aggressive and unwanted behavior.  Be the bigger hombre and just “let it go” if you have an unpleasant encounter with someone who may be under the influence of insecurity, alcohol or both.  It’s not worth the confrontation.

Amigo, take a mule or a taxi, but don’t drink and drive!  Unfortunately, too often the party ends with alcohol-related crashes, injuries and fatalities when people don’t use good judgment and drive after drinking reminds Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna.  Make sure you look after yourself and your compadres and have a designated driver or take a cab.

Chips, Salsa, Safety?  Easy Cowboy... The Señoritas may not think it’s very cool if were visiting the El baño every fifteen minutes.  Make sure all food is properly prepared and fresh!

So on the fifth of May, when you see the flags and the celebration of Cinco de Mayo, understand that it is not just Mexico that is being celebrated. It is victory, democracy and a love of one’s heritage. Why not invite friends over for a Cinco De Mayo party and educate them as well?

Happy Cinco de Mayo and Be Safe!

Note: The information in this article was compiled from various sources. These suggestions are not a complete list of every preventative or loss control measure. The information is not intended to replace additional safety manuals or the advice of another qualified professional(s). We make no guarantee of results from use of this information. We assume no liability in connection with the information nor the suggestions made.