stayin' alive

By Rich Muellerleile on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014 - 3:33 pm
Not only is this week Fire Prevention Week, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo has just declared that today, Oct. 7, is Firefighter Appreciation Day. To mark the occasion, we've asked Rich Muellerleile, a firefighter, paramedic, and longtime Watershed Post columnist... Read more
By Rich Muellerleile on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 - 2:30 pm
Editor's note: This column ran in the Watershed Post on July 8, 2011. It's still good advice, and we're resurrecting it, in light of a spate of carbon monoxide poisonings and deaths around the region. Earlier this week, two Shokan residents were found... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012 - 3:55 pm
So instead of costumes, fresh hot cider, and sweet treats, Mother Nature decided to throw a rather large trick for all of us here on the Eastern Seaboard. Instead of donning our costumes, we find ourselves suiting up in emergency gear or uniforms for... Read more
By Rich Muellerleile on Thursday, Jul. 26, 2012 - 3:20 pm
Above: A map showing the categorical outlook for today's predicted storms. Source: NOAA.   Welcome to summer weather, folks! As a countless number of sources are screaming for you to stay indoors and batten down the hatches this afternoon and evening, we... Read more
By Rich Muellerleile on Monday, Apr. 9, 2012 - 3:18 pm
Above: Stayin' Alive columnist (and Shandaken Ambulance Service captain) Rich Muellerleile properly geared up for a spin around town with local bike blogger Mike Wentland. I could try to scare you with a diatribe citing national statistics on mortality... Read more
By Rich Muellerleile on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2011 - 4:02 pm
If it's zero degrees outside today and it's supposed to be twice as cold tomorrow, how cold is it going to be? As we start to experience the chills of a Catskills winter, questions like that (except maybe a little less tongue in cheek) become more and... Read more
By Rich Muellerleile on Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011 - 10:16 am
In a stark contrast to our last installment of safety news, this month we are urging local residents to prepare for the zombie apocalypse. This month will also bring princesses, witches, ghosts, and more than likely a few werewolves to the region. No... Read more
By Rich Muellerleile on Tuesday, Sep. 20, 2011 - 5:00 pm
As I stood in my own ambulance bay in Phoenicia on September the 16th -- anxious, profusely sweating, and feeling rather defeated after I denied repeated offers of a tetanus vaccine from the kind and concerned representatives from the Ulster County... Read more
By Rich Muellerleile on Monday, Aug. 8, 2011 - 12:34 pm
Summer is in full swing here in the Catskills, and the flurry of outdoor activities that these hills and dales offer bring droves from near and far to take advantage of what incredible resources Mother Nature offers us. She’s a tough mother in the summer... Read more
By Rich Muellerleile on Friday, Jul. 8, 2011 - 10:03 am
Image by Flickr user David B. Gleason. Carbon monoxide (CO) is an invisible, odorless, and poisonous gas found in the fumes of burning fuel that contains carbon -- fuels such as wood, charcoal, fuels used in a camp stove or lantern, or the gasoline used... Read more


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