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Environmental Medical Emergencies – Hypothermia

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Hypothermia: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments Hypothermia, or abnormally low body temperature, is a dangerous condition that can occur when a person is exposed to extremely cold temperatures. Stay safe this winter by learning more about hypothermia, including who is most at risk, signs and symptoms, and what to do if someone develops hypothermia. What is Hypothermia? Hypothermia is caused by …

Choking and what to do about it

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Choking:  The Fourth Leading Cause of Unintentional Injury Death It seems that every week we read a story of some poor child or adult dying as a result of choking.  Just recently, I read a story of a two year old toddler Jacob Jenkins who was with his parents in a Pizza Hut restaurant branch in Hartlepool Marina, UK on Friday 9 October 2015.  A grape became …

Family Disaster Plan Checklist

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Whether it’s a hurricane, an earthquake or a house fire that threatens, all families need a disaster plan. The Hurricane App for iPhone and Android smart phones helps people create a plan and share it with household members and over social networks. A Family Disaster Plan Template may be downloaded, completed and shared with household members. This PDF document may be saved and updated. Get guidance on making …

2013 Resolutions

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Last Blog Post of 2012   What can we say about 2012 other than it has been a very complex year.   This writer will be all too happy to see the back side of it, and renew my prescription of hope for a better year to come for us all.   Notwithstanding, the experts imploring us to forego making …

Seasons Beatings!

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Western Washington Storm; high winds, rain, snow. December 17th 2012 Washington state readers please use extra caution today as this storm makes its way across the state. Now is a great time to take stock of winter emergency supplies, and visit the Red Cross Ready Rating website for free tools on emergency preparedness for families and business’s. Watch for downed …