One Tool That I Won’t Travel Without: Car Window Breaker
After almost 3 decades of responding to car accidents as a professional firefighter, I can tell there is one tool I won’t travel without. That tool is the Car Window Breaker. I have seen too many people trapped behind jammed doors and unable to roll down windows. This is due to damage to the doors or even […]
First Aid Training: HAINES Recovery PositionThe HAINES (High Arm IN Endangered Spine) recovery position is definitely a skill everyone should have in their first aid arsenal. It not only makes a victims situation better, but it can save lives. When concerned about the neck or spinal injuries always place the left arm under the head for support. This skill solves so many problems and prevents several [...]
Long Term Water Storage Guide For FamiliesThis long term water storage guide will prepare you for when a major earthquake causes damage to your underground water system, leaving you without any running water. In addition to drinking, you will need water for cooking and personal needs. This includes hygiene, washing hands, washing dishes, and first aid care. Because of the high [...]
Preparing for the Big One at Home
Preparing for the Big One could apply to folks across this country. Since every state has had an earthquake of some size, you shouldn’t get too comfortable just because you don’t live in California. In fact, some states have more earthquakes and some states even have a larger threat than my home state of California. […]
How to prepare for a hurricaneHurricanes are strong storms that cause life-and-property threatening hazards that may cause flood, storm surge, high winds and tornadoes. Preparedness is the best protection for your family and property. Basic Hurricane Preparation For Home Assess your home’s risks: Will your home survive a storm surge or high winds? Reduce property damage by retrofitting to secure [...]
How To Do The Heimlich Maneuver
Someone once said “We take breathing for granted, never thinking about it, until you can’t breathe, then that is all you can think about” That’s because life cannot exist without breathing and that is why choking is so deadly. More than 4,800 deaths occur each year and it has become the 4th leading cause of death in […]
Do you really have to do mouth-to-mouth in CPR? Is Hands Only enough?
When the American Heart Association announced the Hands-Only CPR option, the media spun as if you don’t have to breathe or perform mouth to mouth resuscitation anymore. So, you really don’t have to do breathing anymore? What is the real truth?
Simple Introduction to SEMS/NIMS For Schools
If you are a part of your school’s Emergency Response Team, you probably know that you have to comply with SEMS and NIMS. But for a lot of folks these systems may sound confusing and overwhelming. So in this post, I will simplify SEMS and NIMS for you, how it all started and how it can […]