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Getting Ready for Environmental Emergencies

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGYB109TLQU Environmental emergencies are inevitable anywhere you go. These may be life and death situations cause by uncontrollable events in the environment. Temperature emergencies are one of the environmental emergencies that each should be cautious of. It may range in various degrees from mild to severe. Therefore, it would be necessary to know the first thing to be done ...

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How to Prepare For Environmental Emergencies

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vZi2fhdPm0 Environmental emergencies are considered to be a potential hazard to public health and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has been very active in assisting the public with regards to the proper environmental emergency response. The threat of environmental hazards includes the contamination of the water, land and air. It does not only constitute public health em ...

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Protecting Your Home and Yourself From Forest Fires

Fires are dangerous indeed. During the summer season, forest fires occur in numerous places across the world. Many people lose their lives while more others are rendered homeless when the fires are finally extinguished. Precautionary measures are always the best to take when dealing with natural emergencies. Therefore, it’s imperative to make sure that your home is protected. Read on for all the essential t ...

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Start Making Your Emergency Preparedness Plan Today

In times of disasters and natural calamities, families are often displaced. However, having an emergency preparedness plan can greatly help in responding to these unwanted events. [caption id="attachment_540" align="alignright" width="300"] Making Your Emergency Preparedness Plan[/caption] You hear in the news that there is a tornado heading your place. But you are at work and your kids are at school, what ...

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How to Unhook a Fish Hook

A source of livelihood for some, fishing is a common recreational sport all over the world. People enjoy going to lakes with their fishing rods and attaching worms or a small piece of bread on their hooks as baits to attract fish. Although they are all curved, sharp instruments, placed on a line, there are different sizes, shapes and designs of fish hooks. Some have a barb placed on the tip of the hook to k ...

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Effective Disaster Management: Triage

Triage is the sorting of patients to properly determine the priority of their [caption id="attachment_463" align="alignright" width="300"] Disease Prevention - Putting on Gloves[/caption] health care needs and the proper site for treatment. In non disaster situations, health care workers assign a high priority to those who are the most critically ill by allocating more resources based on their needs. Triage ...

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First Aid for Snake Bites

Even though most of the snakes in North America are not poisonous they can trigger allergic reactions in many people. Thousands of people are sufferers of snake bites, with trekkers and people living in the wilderness being the most susceptible to snake bites. Make sure you are safe from poisonous snakes such as rattlesnakes, water moccasins, coral snakes, copperheads, vipers and cobras as their bites can b ...

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What To Do During Disasters

Disasters can occur anytime, anywhere. It is essential that you know what to do in case disaster strikes. This article provides a summary of the natural disasters that are most likely to occur in Canada and how to ensure personal safety in case of these disasters occur. 1.     Floods Communities along major lakes, rivers and its tributaries are most commonly affected by floods. Water level rises causing it ...

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