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Disaster Preparedness Blog — First Aid

Is it safe to perform CPR during the COVID-19 pandemic?

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In a study published in the American Heart Association's journal Circulation, the risk of performing CPR during a pandemic is relatively low...

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First Aid Training: HAINES Recovery Position

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The HAINES (High Arm IN Endangered Spine) recovery position is definitely a skill everyone should have in their first aid...

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Proper First-Aid Treatment And Wound Care

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Things have changed over the years when it comes to first aid for cuts and wounds. If you were like...

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Why You Shouldn’t Blow On A Wound

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I know a lot of mommies out there have done this. When a child gets a scrape or cut, the first...

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How To Stop A Nose Bleed

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Nosebleeds are rarely serious, but if you suspect any kind of head trauma or the bleeding is thin or yellow...

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Do you really have to do mouth-to-mouth in CPR? Is Hands Only enough?

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How to Give Hands-Only CPR.  If you witness a teen or adult suddenly collapse, call 9-1-1 and push hard and...

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Pet Safety-Fourth of July

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  Pet safety on the 4th of July, isn’t always at the forefront of our plans with all the fun and...

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How To Build Your Own “Real” First Aid Kit

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  Most commercial first aid kits cannot save lives nor aid any life threatening emergencies. A typical first aid kit is made...

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National Stop the Bleed Month: What You Should Know

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  Loss of too much blood can cause death in as little as 3-5 minutes, which is why everyone should...

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What Are The Essential First Aid Supplies For Schools (Mass Casualty – Earthquake Preparedness)

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I have more than 30 years of experience in the emergency response business as a firefighter and disaster response trainer. That experience...

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Disaster Preparedness Checklist For Home

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In times of disaster like earthquakes, flood, hurricane, tornado or any emergencies that your family could be at risk, your...

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11 Quick Tips for Handling Emergency Situations at School

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Every day we put thousands of kids in schools and expect the staff to save them in the case of...

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