I remember playing on the beach as a young child; digging holes, building sand castles, and rushing into the water to wash off the sand. I loved the water, but every once in a while, something happened that left me frustrated, confused, and several meters away from shore. Although I didn’t know it then, I … More Rip Currents!
Breathing emergencies can be caused by drowning, electric shock, poisonous gases, etc. Stopped breathing is extremely serious! In as little as four minutes without oxygen, brain damage may occur. When an adult is unresponsive, call or send for an ambulance immediately, then: Open the airway by lifting the chin and pressing back on forehead. Check … More Breathing Emergencies!
Rescue Hazards Attempt rescue of drowning victims and those in danger of gas poisoning or electrical shock ONLY if you are trained to deal with these hazards. You cannot help someone if you become injured yourself! What To Do in an Emergency Begin with a scene survey: – Take charge of the situation. – Call … More What to do in an Emergency