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CPR Classes

CPR Classes Help Everyday Citizens Save Lives

CPR classes are an amazing resource for any community. They help keep caretakers and working professionals prepared if an emergency strikes. What most people don’t realize is that most CPR classes can be taken by anyone. You don’t need to have a medical background or even a professional background requiring CPR certification to be trained […]

opioid epidemic

10 Facts Everyone Should Know About the Opioid Epidemic

The opioid epidemic. It’s a real crisis in today’s society. Every day, 130 people across the United States die of a drug overdose. 91% of these deaths are because of opioids, and the epidemic doesn’t discriminate. From young children to elderly citizens, this epidemic affects individuals of all races, financial backgrounds, and demographics. The fast […]

2019 Autism awareness month

2019 Autism Awareness Month: Tips for Special Needs Calls for EMS Responders

2019 Autism awareness month is here and we’re shedding light on all the amazing autism warriors with some important tips for EMS responders. Being involved in a medical emergency is stressful for anyone. But patients with autism experience stress levels that are considerably higher due to the nature of EMS response. While flashing lights and […]

welfare checks

Tips for Welfare Checks for EMS Responders

Welfare checks make up a large number of calls that EMS providers respond to each year. When it comes to welfare checks, these tips can help ensure the safety of everyone involved. Check out these helpful tips for welfare checks for EMS responders. What Are Welfare Checks? Social contacts are an important part of the […]

motor vehicle accident

How to Handle a Motor Vehicle Accident

Motor vehicle accidents happen all the time. When you have the unfortunate luck of getting into a motor vehicle accident, you are sure to experience a feeling of panic that gets your heart pumping fast. While this is a normal reaction when you get into an accident, it is important to stay calm to avoid […]

space heater safety

Space Heater Safety Tips

Space heater safety is important to consider in the winter months. Since many people turn to space heaters to keep their homes and offices warm, space heater safety tips can help prevent a major catastrophe. While opting to use a space heater may be a cost-saving option, it can also be dangerous if you don’t […]

common cold prevention

Common Cold Prevention Tips: Protect Yourself This Season

Common cold prevention may seem simple, but it sure is important. Unlike other illnesses, the common cold can linger, wreaking havoc on your entire household. Children and elderly people are particularly susceptible to catching colds. They are the main reason children miss school and elderly persons end up in the emergency room. If you want […]

Seasonal Safety Tips

Seasonal Safety Tips for an Enjoyable Holiday

Seasonal safety tips are a great way to keep the family happy and enjoy your time together. The holidays only come once a year, and you should be enjoying them. They are a time of togetherness, memory making, and giving. They should not be a time of trauma and illness or injury. The good news […]

Travel Safety Tips for Thanksgiving

Year after year it is reported that Thanksgiving is the deadliest holiday to drive with the greatest number of fatalities from accidents reported. Over forty-three million travelers set out to visit family by traveling an average distance of over two hundred miles. As travelers set out to join their family for the Thanksgiving holiday, the […]

Unique Problems Emergency Responders Face When Treating Homeless Patients

It is hard to imagine that 18.3 out of 10,000 people are currently homeless in the United States. While the number of homeless persons varies in each state, most states see a change in numbers year to year.  With a growing awareness of homelessness emerging throughout the states, the desire to provide help to these […]