NSW Ambulance inspector Steve Towle says he wants people to enjoy the holiday season and have a great time but also act in a safe, respectful way to others in the community.
In December 2015, Mr Towle said that majority of incidents that paramedics were called to involved alcohol related fuelled violence.
He said that alcohol can not only have a physical effect on people but can carry psychological impact for families when people decide to reveal some ‘home truths’ while under the influence.
Mr Towle said that different people react to alcohol differently. He encourages people to be mindful of how much they choose to intake.
For those who are travelling over the holiday period, paramedics want people to be prepared for any kind of traffic incidents which may delay their trip.
Mr Towle said that two litres of water should be taken for each person who is travelling in the car.
He said if an incident happens which causes a block in the highway, it can result in a very hot environment due to the heat rising off the bitumen.
It is important in this case that people maintain their hydration and keep drinking water to regain any fluids which may be lost.
Mr Towle said people should avoid drinking alcohol around pools if possible as broken glass can become invisible in a body of water and can result in serious lacerations.
Due to the warmer weather during the holiday period paramedics advise people to take the appropriate precautions, make sure they slip, slop, slap and drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration.