First Aid and Sanitation

  • The dangerous effects of unusually high temperatures on the human body fall into three basic types: Heat Cramps, Heat Exhaustion, and Heat Stroke. The heat may come from the sun or in industrial settings such as open-hearth furnaces in steel mills, multiple ovens in bakeries, boiler rooms, mines, and some factories, or it may result from house fires or wildfires which affect firefighters and residents alike. (...)

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  • Washing Hands

    During an emergency, it is important to keep yourself healthy (for the sake of your own survival). The best way to maintain health is to keep yourself and your living area clean and sanitary—poor hygiene and unsanitary conditions can cause sickness. (...)

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  • First Aid First

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    Imagine for a moment that a major earthquake has just occurred in your town. The shaking takes you by surprise and you dash underneath a large table, hoping the table won’t collapse from the falling debris. You think of your family and their safety. When the trembling stops, you call out for your kids and are thankful everyone is responding. However, as you walk through to check up on everyone, you realize your home is absolutely ruined. (...)

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  • Many of us are diligent in storing food and water for emergency use, but tend to forget to store items we use every day to stay clean and healthy. Many of these items would become luxuries during an emergency while others can help prevent contamination and illness. Start by making two lists of non-food items. First, list the items you definitely will use. Second, list the ones you may also need to help keep your surroundings clean. Begin with the first list and add those items to your home storage as soon as you can. (...)

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