Emergency Preparedness: Hurricane Prep

Hurricane season happens from June through November in the Atlantic Basin with peak season happening from mid-August to late-October. The Pacific Ocean’s hurricane season starts a little earlier in mid-April and goes through the end of November. If you live in an area...

Emergency Preparedness: Earthquake Prep

If you live anywhere along the west coast, you know that an earthquake can happen at any time. There is no warning to when it will happen and how long the shaking will continue. No doubt that even a moderate earthquake will shake you up for some time after the quake....

What to Do In a Tsunami

A tsunami is a large and long wave caused by volcanic activity or an earthquake. Tsunami’s can be generated by actions across an ocean that trigger a ripple of growing waves. In the open sea, the tsunami’s height and affect are not nearly as dramatic as they approach...

What to Do In a House Fire

House fires are nothing to take for granted. According to Ready.gov, a house fire can become life threatening within two minutes and completely engulf a home within five. Fires start for a variety of reasons. Learn to prevent house fires and what to do in the event...
9 Car Seat Safety Tips

9 Car Seat Safety Tips

It’s that time of the year when we spend more time loading up the car to spend a day at the park or the beach. Take a few minutes to double check your car seat safety tips and installation guide just to be sure your baby is properly protected. Here are nine tips to...
Flu Season is Here: How to Prevent Flu

Flu Season is Here: How to Prevent Flu

We are in peak flu season, with the most prevalent times to get the flu being in the months between December and February. Don’t think you are out of the woods just because you didn’t get sick during peak flu season. With more than 36,000 people dying from the flu...
Helping a Choking Adult

Helping a Choking Adult

Choking sometimes called an airway obstruction, is when an object prevents a person from getting the air needed. Back blows are the first step to helping someone dislodge something from their throat followed by abdominal thrusts. Abdominal thrusts are also called the...
Helping a Choking Child

Helping a Choking Child

With a child choking, assess the situation to determine what is causing the obstruction, then proceed with 5 back blows and 5 abdominal thrusts. Perform this on a conscious child similarly to what you would do with an adult only with less force. If the child becomes...
Helping a Choking Infant

Helping a Choking Infant

Dealing with a choking infant requires assessing the situation to determine what is causing the obstruction, then proceed with 5 back blows and 5 chest thrusts. This is to be performed on a conscious child. If the choking infant goes unconscious, begin infant CPR....