An important part of family safety is knowing when to call 911, and when not to, as the woman in the following video proves. Her life-threatening emergency? She found herself trapped in her stalled car, in the Florida heat. Presumably she was worried about heat stroke. I won’t spoil the ending for you, but let’s just stay the 911 operator’s […]
We all know that a bloody nose’s blood is worse than its bite. It’s more of a nuisance than anything else, as any one who had to care for a kid or about family safety knows. The thing is, most people think they know how to stop nose bleeds. But many of them are doing it wrong.
One of the things that anyone in charge of family safety needs to know how to do is how to stop bleeding. It’s one of those things that can look terrifying, especially if the red stuff is gushing out of someone you care about, and you don’t know what to do. I learn that for myself […]
Every year, thousands of people suffer a cardiac arrest. From a family safety point of view, learning how to do CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation) will be the only thing you can do for them until medical help arrives. That’s what happened to me when my son almost drowned when he was four. So let’s just dispel two myths […]
You already know to dial 911 when someone you care for needs medical help. It’s one of the most basic things to know when it comes to family safety. However, there are times when the EMTs and Paramedics will not be able to get there in time, no matter how quick the response time is. That’s […]