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Northwest First Aid & Northwest Response Merge

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Since 2012 Northwest First Aid & Northwest Response have operated independently of each other, however in late 2017 the team decided to join together the two entities into one operation, combining both our west coast emergency medical response operations and our EMS training under a single company “Northwest Response.” Over the past six years Northwest First Aid has provided “stand-by” event …

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Seasickness or Motion Sickness, whatever you call it, it sucks!

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First Aid For Recreational Boaters   As I’ve shared earlier I have the amazing opportunity and pleasure of writing a course for “Boaters University” on basic first aid for the Recreational Boater. This course will be available through Boaters University in the Fall. While researching content that is specifically designed for the Recreational Boater, I have come across some real gems …

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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 …

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Heat Stroke? Really!?

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How Can We Possibly Talk About Heat Stroke? We know, we know… Its April and we’ve had more cold days, and more recorded rain in something like 100 years.  But the thing is…. we all know its coming… SUMMER! Can You Spot Heat Stroke? Let’s face it – in this Washington weather, when the sun comes out we go running for it. …

Heat Related Illness

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SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT UNTIL 4PM PDT THU Issued by The National Weather Service Seattle/Tacoma, WA 2:27am PDT, Thu Jun 2 … HOT WEATHER IS POSSIBLE OVER THE UPCOMING WEEKEND… THE HOTTEST TEMPERATURES SO FAR THIS YEAR ARE POSSIBLE DURING THE UPCOMING WEEKEND. ON SATURDAY… HIGH TEMPERATURES ARE LIKELY TO REACH INTO THE MID 80S TO LOW 90S ALONG THE WASHINGTON COAST …

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Sudden Cardiac Arrest at Sea; the case for AEDs Onboard

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Sudden Cardiac Arrest at Sea Preparing for Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) on Recreational and Work Boats, and the deployment of an AED is Critical in the response, treatment and survivability of Sudden Cardiac Arrest. Boaters invest a great deal in making their vessels ship shape and safe, from high-end electronics, to communications and safety gear such as life rafts, personal …

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Northwest First Aid – Standby Event EMS Services – Washington

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We are very pleased to announce the launch of Northwest First Aid. We are a team of professionals committed to the safety and success of your event! We have a combined 25 years experience in the emergency medical services standby field, and many of us have private ambulance and/or fire department experience! We pride ourselves on our professionalism, excellent knowledge of …

Whose Life Will You Save Today? There’s an app for that!

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ENABLING CITIZEN SUPERHEROES. Help build the most comprehensive registry of AEDs for use during emergencies. The Pacific Northwest is one of those areas that is blessed with more trained responders than just about any other place in the country, only second to Rochester, Minnesota. We have thousands of trained CPR/AED responders in our neighborhoods and workplaces, and most, if not all, …

Rough Landing for Lt. j.g. Allison Murray

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Shipmate of the Week – Lt. j.g. Allison Murray Posted by LT Stephanie Young, Friday, March 28, 2014 Lt. j.g. Allison Murray with the aircrew she worked with to rescue a man on a commercial flight. Photo courtesy of Lt. j.g. Allison Murray. As executive officer of a patrol boat operating throughout U.S. Central Command’s area of responsibility, Lt. j.g. Allison Murray …

First Aid Kit For Your Boat or RV

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  Thinking about getting a First Aid Kit for your Boat or RV? Good! Having a top quality First Aid for your boat or RV is very important, and a piece of safety gear that many people over look. Through our First Aid, CPR and AED training programs we see all kinds of first aid kits in the field; some good, …