Fire Safety for Children

Children holding hands, laughing in front of a fire engine.

October 3rd through 9th is Fire Prevention Week. The theme for 2021 is “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety,” which focuses on the different sounds made by smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms, as well as how to react when they go off. For those with children, talking about fire safety is a common struggle. You never want to scare

Dealing with Fall Allergies

While the season may be short, the allergies that arrive with the fall weather can make this time of year feel decades longer. Fall is a busy time for most people, and the last thing you need is seasonal allergies slowing you down or preventing you from enjoying the beautiful weather.   Whatever your strategy, knowing how to avoid and

Treating Sports-Related Head Injuries

Within the world of fall sports, like football, soccer, and basketball, head injuries are unfortunately common. A head injury, also called a minor traumatic brain injury, is a broad term for any injury to your brain, scalp or skull, which may be as minor as a bump on the head or as major as a skull fracture.   The treatment

Building a First Aid Kit for Your Classroom

Woman treating a young boy’s scraped knee.

Whether you’re a new teacher preparing for your very first class or a seasoned vet getting ready for the new year, having a first aid kit in your classroom is essential. It’s no secret kids, especially young kids, are accident-prone, and it’s likely you’ll have to deal with more than one bloody nose or skinned knee throughout the course of

What to Say When Calling 911

A woman calling 911 on her cell phone.

We want to believe we’ll know what to do when an emergency happens, but that’s the unfortunate nature of emergencies: they often strike when people aren’t prepared to deal with them. Most people know what step one should be during an emergency—calling 911—but it’s also important to understand how to talk to dispatchers. With stress and panic involved, it can

How CPR Has Changed Throughout the Years

A group of people learning CPR from an instructor.

There’s a reason you need to get your CPR certification renewed every two years—CPR guidelines and best practices change all the time. As we learn more about the human body and as science advances, the American Heart Associate (AHA) rereviews CPR practices every five years to determine if they’re still the best way to administer life-saving care. Knowing the history

Debunking Heart Disease Myths

A doctor explains potential heart disease to a patient.

Among others, one of the primary reasons bystanders don’t act during a cardiac emergency is a lack of knowledge, and, unfortunately, there’s no shortage of incorrect information about heart disease out there. Knowing all the facts is paramount to getting victims of both cardiac arrest and heart attacks the appropriate care. Myth #1: Sudden Cardiac Arrest and Heart Attacks Are

Signs and Symptoms of Heat-Related Illnesses

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Summer has only just started, and that means it’s time to get serious about sun safety. With longer days, higher temperatures, and stronger UV rays, it’s prime time for heat-related illnesses to strike. Heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke all occur when the body is exposed to high temperatures and is unable to cool itself. As the body struggles

Reasons to Get CPR Certified

Stethoscope and a cookie shaped like a broken heart on a red background.

National Safety Month presents the opportunity to make your community, home, and workplace just a little bit safter, whether you choose to host a seminar on proper lifting techniques in the warehouse or run a fire drill with your family. No one likes to expect the worst, but National Safety Month encourages us to be prepared just in case. Among

Staying Safe After Getting Your COVID-19 Vaccine

A child wearing a mask and receiving a vaccine from a doctor.

So, you’ve finally gotten your COVID-19 vaccine—congratulations! After over a year of uncertainty, we’re finally seeing some progress in building herd immunity against the coronavirus. However, even after your final shot—or your only shot if you’ve received the Johnson and Johnson vaccine—there are still precautions you need to take to ensure you’re keeping others safe. Wait Two Weeks “Fully vaccinated”—what