A collection of articles and helpful information to help you understand ways to prevent injuries from happening. If you haven't recently taken a First Aid class, we urge you to do so. Please sign up for a class today so you too can be an everyday hero when needed!

  • Hot! Hot! Hot! Summer Time Sun Safety June 10, 2017 Derek WalbornAs we approach the dog days of summer, it is important to remind one’s self of the importance of sun and heat safety. While the human body requires sunlight in order to produce vitamin D, spending too much time exposed to intense UV rays, no matter what the season, is asking for discomfort at the ...
  • Avoiding Injury: Aging Adults October 19, 2016 Steve RakowskiFor many of us, getting older means a reduction in physical activity. The less activity we get, the more our muscles atrophy (weaken, deteriorate) and the more deconditioned our cardiovascular system becomes. Not getting any exercise can make it very easy to get injured doing routine tasks like bending over to tie your shoes. Recovering ...
  • Annoying Mosquitoes and the Best Ways to Block them from Biting You September 22, 2016 Derek WalbornMosquitoes are an annoying, uncomfortable reality when it comes to spending time outdoors. A blood-feeding member of the fly family, their whining buzz and itching bites can make even a family picnic a challenging ordeal. In some cases, however, mosquitoes can be more than just an annoyance. Mosquitoes have been known throughout history to be ...
  • Packing for Camping Safety June 15, 2012 Susan Patterson  There is nothing more peaceful than a trip to the great outdoors. Being amongst nature is a relaxing departure from the daily grind. Camping may seem, to some, a rather passive activity requiring little forethought. However, this could not be further from the truth. Without proper packing, camping can indeed be extremely dangerous. Smart packing means safe camping, don’t be caught without these essential items.   First-aid ...
  • 12 Safety Tips Every Hiker Needs to Know May 3, 2012 Jennifer C  It’s no secret that hiking is a fun activity in which the entire family can participate in.  After all, who wouldn’t enjoy observing the natural elements that surround us?   Even though hiking is an adventurous sport with many advantages, such as beautiful scenery and health benefits, it can also have disadvantages, such as falling rocks and ...
  • The Best Way To Stay Safe On A Cruise Ship February 8, 2012 Judith KolbergCruise ships have the best safety record in the travel industry, but despite international maritime rules and regulations, U.S. Coast Guard guidelines, and stringent international laws, cruise ship accidents or incidents still occur. If your cruise ship captain steers too close to the shore, hits a rock, is distracted by a 25 year old blond ...
  • Winter Play Safety Tips for Children January 4, 2012 Sarah Klauda  Snow is one of nature’s greatest toys for all ages. You can mold it, build with it, slide on it, throw it, and so much more. No matter how old you are, it is important to be safe when playing outside in the fresh powder. These six simple guidelines can help everyone make the most ...
  • Hiking Preparedness December 20, 2011 Susan PattersonWritten by Susan Patterson Without proper planning, a hike can quickly turn into a nightmare. Avoiding unnecessary accidents and incidents is possible with adequate preparation. Remember, it is equally vital to prepare for a day hike, as it is to prepare for a longer journey. Know your route well and always take a friend along. Hiking alone is dangerous and ...
  • First Aid Camping Tips July 12, 2011 Carin MangimeliHiking, biking, walking and camping are just a few of the many activities pursued during the summer months. However, due to these activities, as well as the increased actions of people during these months, it is the time of the year when one is at the greatest risk for injury.
  • Avoid Swimming Pool Accidents March 3, 2011 Pamela ArsenaEven though most of the time spent at the pool will be fun and safe one most consider the risk of pool related injuries. Are you prepared to
  • Cough CPR March 1, 2011 Mollie BowmanCough CPR is referred to as a method of preventing a cardiac arrest if you are alone. I do not feel that “cough CPR” should be taught…
  • How to Tell if Your Baby is Choking January 1, 2011 Troy BowmanAs a baby starts to eat more solid food this becomes more and more of a possibility. This is complicated by the fact that some babies are more vocal than others which can make confusing for parents to know if their baby is really choking.

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