The Top 12 Signs that being a Camp Director has made you a Safety Freak

1. You know the location of the AEDs in all buildings you frequent.  Whenever you walk by those AEDs, you check to look for the “OK” sign to make sure the battery is fully charged

You also point out this process to anyone you're with

You also point out this process to anyone you're with

2.   You also check fire extinguishers in public places to make sure they’ve had their annual service

And you probably check your smoke detectors every couple of weeks, too

And you probably check your smoke detectors every couple of weeks, too

3.   When a flight attendant hands you a pack of peanuts, it seems downright dangerous

WHY IS SHE SMILING?????

WHY IS SHE SMILING?????

4.   When you put a BandAid on in your own home, you feel naughty for not documenting it somewhere

Have you also considered purchasing a personal copy of the ACA's Camp Health Record Log??

Have you also considered purchasing a personal copy of the ACA's Camp Health Record Log??

5.   You’re the only adult on the boat wearing a life preserver (You clearly can’t break ACA guideline PA.24, even on time off)

Nice catch!

Nice catch!

6.   Your personal vehicle always has at least a quarter-tank of gas (enough to get to the hospital, obvi), a first aid kit and road flares

And you probably made the kit yourself with your favorite first aid supplies.

And you probably made the kit yourself with your favorite first aid supplies.

7.   You debate whether or not to accept a ride on the 15-passenger van airport shuttle

"No...it's cool...I'll walk...I could use the fresh air..."

"No...it's cool...I'll walk...I could use the fresh air..."

8.   You have a personal theory about the best way to treat beestings, swimmer’s itch, head lice and mosquito bites.  Anyone who tells you you’re wrong will be sorry.

"Massage mayonnaise into your hair and cover it with a shower cap before you go to sleep. Wash it out in the morning and use a fine comb to comb out any dead eggs. If needed, repeat 7-10 days later."

"Massage mayonnaise into your hair and cover it with a shower cap before you go to sleep. Wash it out in the morning and use a fine comb to comb out any dead eggs. If needed, repeat 7-10 days later."

9.   A trip to the beach is the furthest thing from relaxing, especially when you see this sign:

And don't even get you started about the dangerous nature of waterparks...

And don't even get you started about the dangerous nature of waterparks...

10. You’re oddly proud of your excellent 9-1-1 skills

Bonus point: local 9-1-1 dispatcher knows your name

Bonus point: local 9-1-1 dispatcher knows your name

11. You’ve asked a stranger’s child at the pool who their buddy is

Starting to panic just looking at this picture...

Starting to panic just looking at this picture...

12. You'd NEVER go outside without shoes, and all of your sandals have a backstrap

Tevas: The original safety sandal

Tevas: The original safety sandal