Do you know what to do to stay safe during an disaster? How will you reconnect with your family following a major disaster or emergency? Each year, more and more people are gaining the skills necessary to prepare for and respond to disasters or emergencies through various training programs, classes or modules. Get engaged, Get prepared and Be ready today for what may happen tomorrow.
For the second week of National Preparedness Month, we thought we would turn our attention to the skills all of us should possess, but only a few do. Knowing how to perform CPR and other emergency first-aid techniques may not only save the life of a loved one but may save your own as well. Taking CPR or first-aid classes as a family is an enjoyable experience that will bring you all closer while learning truly critically skills. There are numerous life-saving techniques you can learn…
The number one rule of 72-hour kits is to always always rotate your supplies every six months. The number two rule? Customization. A baby or toddler will have very different needs compared to his or her adult parent.
For example, your average ready-made emergency kit comes with things like a whistle, matches, and a pocket knife. Those are extremely handy for adults, but what is a 6-month-old going to do with a pocket knife? Maybe we don’t want to know. And you definitely don’t want the toddler handling matches. Remove items a baby isn’t able to use and replace them with things babies actually do need.
Arlington County Fire Department staff explain how important it is for citizens to act in the time before professional emergency responders can arrive. The worst thing you can do is stand by and do nothing!