Category: Emergency Preparedness

10 Winter Driving Mistakes – Pt 2
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10 Winter Driving Mistakes – Pt 2

Welcome to Part 2 of our Winter Driving Mistakes – here are five more common mistakes that drivers make during the colder winter months. Wearing Your Winter Gear To Drive Much of the experience of driving comes from what you can feel while you’re behind the wheel. If you’re all bundled up in your thick...

Why It’s Important to Have Practice Drills
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Why It’s Important to Have Practice Drills

“Tell me and I forget, teach me, and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ~ Benjamin Franklin ~ As the saying goes “Practice makes perfect” and it applies to anything that we want to get better at; the same is true for emergency preparedness. Even though emergencies are unpredictable and unexpected, we should...

Guest Post: 5 Reasons You Should Take a CPR/First Aid Course
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Guest Post: 5 Reasons You Should Take a CPR/First Aid Course

We’re pleased to introduce our guest blogger, Steve Crain, who is Co-Owner of CPR Northwest Washington, a CPR, AED, and First Aid Training and certification service for the lay person up to more advanced healthcare professionals. As one of the best BLS training centers in Seattle (and the entire Puget Sound area), they are confident...

10 Winter Driving Mistakes – Pt. 1
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10 Winter Driving Mistakes – Pt. 1

It’s that time of year again when the weather gets colder, the road conditions get a little trickier, and people make regular trips to visit family and friends throughout the holidays. For many regions, winter brings snow, ice, and hail, which means that driving anywhere can be a challenge, so we’ve put together the 10...

Guest Blog: 5 Ways To Keep Seniors Warm At Home This Winter
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Guest Blog: 5 Ways To Keep Seniors Warm At Home This Winter

Guest post by Jane Garbutt. If this winter is anything like the cold wave North America experienced last winter, then the need to keep seniors’ homes warm and safe this season is critical. In some parts of the country, temperatures were up to 20 degrees colder than average for the time of year. Technology is increasingly being...

10 Facts about CPR and First Aid Training
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10 Facts about CPR and First Aid Training

We’ve featured several articles around CPR and First Aid, which are both universal skills that can benefit you in almost any scenario. However, if you’re still asking yourself the question, “Why do I need to know first aid?”, here are ten facts about CPR and First Aid Training to help provide an answer! Sudden cardiac...

Caring for Other Children After a Disaster
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Caring for Other Children After a Disaster

As a parent or guardian, you’re probably familiar with the process of ensuring you have emergency contacts or alternate guardians listed for your children so that there’s always someone to look after them in the event of an unexpected situation, whether you’re able to get to them or not. So, what happens when you’re on...

How to Use Social Media to Communicate in an Emergency
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How to Use Social Media to Communicate in an Emergency

Since social media entered our lives, it’s changed the way we communicate, and there are 3.3 billion social media users worldwide as of July 2018. That’s a LOT of people using networks like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and more, to engage with content and connect with those in their network. During widespread disasters (think hurricanes,...

Top 20 Emergency Preparedness Resources
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Top 20 Emergency Preparedness Resources

We talk about emergency preparedness a lot and we know there’s plenty to think about when it comes to putting together your plan, or your kit(s). So, we thought we’d give you a one-stop-shop for emergency preparedness resources so you never need to look any further than here. General Emergency Preparedness Resources Use these resources...