In this video, Martin Lesperance recalls stories of fall injuries he has attended as a firefighter and EMT to make the point that small falls can be a big deal. Some of the worst fall injuries don't always involve someone plummeting from a high place such as a 100-foot chemical tank; they result from simple incidents like a trip over an unsecured rug or a slip on a slippery substance. While these types of falls rarely make the evening news, they can result in broken bones, skull fractures and other disabling conditions. Martin also stresses that we can prevent most fall injuries by recognizing and controlling all fall hazards we encounter. Topics include the importance of wearing proper footwear, recognizing and controlling slip and trip hazards, transitional areas and changing walking surface conditions, correcting fall hazards, situational awareness and moving from one level to another.