Every day we put thousands of kids in schools and expect the staff to save them in the case of an emergency. While many school staff may have emergency response training in different emergency situations, it's not that easy to remember all these things, especially if they don't happen all the time.
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?
Have you heard of the statement that the doorway is the safest place to be during an earthquake? Well, that is one of the myths about earthquake – in fact, standing in the doorway increases your risk of getting injured.
Most CPR victims will throw up in the course of CPR. To avoid contact with their body fluids, a CPR mouth barrier will come handy to protect you from being infected, but there's something you should know about these CPR face shields. They are not all created equal.
When you witness someone having a seizure, it could be scary especially when it happens to your family. It's only scary if you don't know what to do, so I'd like to teach you today how to treat a seizure.
Even though nosebleeds are common, they can be scary when it happens to your family. So here's a quick and simple tips how to stop a nosebleed.
When you witness a person collapse, and you help him, you become a hero. But what if he dies, will you get sued?
I know a lot of mommies out there have done this. When a child gets a scrape or cut, the first thing they do is to blow on a wound - thinking that it will also blow away the pain, but that's is a big NO. Did you know the human mouth is inhabited by
There are only 14 items that will be sufficient to complete for your home's real first aid kit for you to be able to perform first aid treatments on wounds, shock, bleeding, burn, bone fracture, and other minor injuries.
Earthquake preparation is more than just gathering supplies. Another aspect to preparedness is the mitigation of hazards in the home. By anchoring large pieces of furniture, you can minimize damage to your property (furnishings) and more importantly, remove the threat of injury to your family. There are so many things that
A quick guide to saving you time in choosing the right extinguisher for your home.
Providing your emergency response team the training and supplies that they will need to handle and manage the chaos will be the key to a successful and fast recovery of your school from a disaster.
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Your school emergency earthquake kit will be based on your plan, begin with analyzing possible threats or disasters at your school like tornadoes, earthquake, intruder on site or gunfire in the area. I've listed below all types of emergency supplies that your school should have.
This easy to read Triage Flowchart along with Triage skills will enable you to quickly sort and prioritize the victims. Creator Captain Wayne Bennett has over 33 years experience in the emergency business.
Bleach is the most popular method to purify water because it kills bacteria, but it is not the safest or best way to purify questionable emergency drinking water.
After an earthquake, gas leaks are a major cause of fires that's why everyone in the family should know where the gas meter is and how to shut it off in case of gas leaks
October 9th to 15th is Fire Prevention Week. The theme of the campaign is “Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years” Smoke alarms have life span of 10 years, so check your alarms manufacturing date and replace if needed. Here's a video on how to check
The Great Shake Out earthquake drill is designed to educate family members and organizations to be prepared, survive and recover quickly from big earthquakes - wherever you live, work, or travel.
With over 140 earthquakes in Salton Sea has been recorded ranging from magnitude 1.4 to 4.3 which increases the risk of a bigger earthquake in San Andreas Fault.