January 12, 2021
Regardless of where you consume news, it's likely that most news sources have informed you about the opioid epidemic that is sweeping our nation. You hear a lot about the drug, but what are opioids exactly? Opioids are a class of drugs that are naturally found in the opium poppy plant that produce a variety of effects on the brain. They can also make some people feel happy, “high” and relaxed.
Due to these seemingly pleasant effects, opioids are highly addictive. Read More →
November 18, 2020
No matter how quickly professional emergency medical technicians arrive, in the event of a mass shooting, workplace violence, traumatic injury, or motor vehicle crash, bystanders will be the first responders on the scene. As a result, easy-to-use public access bleeding control kits are increasingly important and are a necessary component of any comprehensive emergency preparedness plan.
Check out these important Stop the Bleed® facts: Read More →
August 14, 2020
Sudden Cardiac Arrest or SCA is a condition where the heart unexpectedly stops beating. This causes blood to stop flowing to the brain and to other vital organs. If not treated within minutes, Sudden Cardiac Arrest can cause death. In fact, more than 350,000 deaths occur each year as a result of SCA. Because of this, the Heart and Rhythm Society created Sudden Cardiac Awareness Month to help the public become more informed about the deadly condition.
Here is Sudden Cardiac Awareness at a glance: Read More →
May 23, 2020
The summertime is always a special season for everyone. It’s the time of year that gives you a reason to get out there and discover your surroundings, develop new hobbies and just be more active. Whether you enjoy hiking, camping out in the woods or relaxing by a body of water, there’s a plethora of activities available for all during the summertime.
However, with great summer fun, comes many risk factors. Read More →
September 15, 2019
September is National Preparedness Month! Since FEMA launched this initiative in 2004, September is recognized to promote family and community disaster and emergency planning now and throughout the year. The National Preparedness month theme for 2019 is “Prepared, Not Scared.” Are you prepared for a hurricane, an active shooter situation, or any other emergency that can occur?
Use the following tips to be ready in case disaster strikes. Read More →
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