Texting 911

There was a recent news story on CBC about accessibility requirements for Canadians accessing 911. Soon, anyone with a hearing or speech problem will be able to communicate with 911 dispatch via text messaging. (Users must register their phone number with their mobile service provider.) Find out more about this exciting new development here.

 

Be calm, be confident & think common sense!

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Road ID

Calling all runners and outdoor enthusiasts – this post is for you. If you haven’t already heard about this fantastic product, I’m here to spread the word. Introducing Road ID.

Road ID is an identification bracelet with your identification information, as well as names of who to contact in an emergency. “Road ID speaks for you when you can’t speak for yourself.”

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And there’s even a Road ID for your furry friends!

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Here is Owner Edward Wimmer’s story of how Road ID came to be:

“Earlier that fall, I began training for my first marathon. My father worried about me logging all those miles and would often tell me to “be safe.” One day, he suggested that I carry an ID so that he could be notified if I had an accident while training. Of course, I dismissed that suggestion. I thought: “What could possibly happen to me while running?”

So, there I was, in a ditch, on the side of the road, having nearly been hit by the aforementioned pick-up truck. From that ditch, my father’s suggestion to carry ID started to make a tremendous amount of sense.

Luckily I was OK. But, what if the truck had hit me? I would have been rushed to the local hospital as “John Doe.” Without proper ID, family members and friends could NOT be contacted. Likewise, my Medical records could NOT be accessed at the hospital. How long would I lay there unidentified? This freaked me out.

A few months later, from my father’s damp basement, he and I launched Road ID. To us, Road ID has always been far more than a business. We are on a mission to save lives.”

To find out more about Road ID, please visit their website.

 

Be calm, be confident and think common sense!

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Seasonal Allergies

We all love the first signs of Spring – the warm air, the chirping birds… but it can also mean unwanted seasonal allergies. This month’s Quick Reference Guide is all about preventing and treating seasonal allergies.

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Have a sneeze-free Spring!

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Gnome First Aid

In the gem of a book Gnomes by Wil Huygen and Rien Poortvliet (all about gnome culture), there is a section all about gnome first aid that I had to share. Enjoy this beautifully illustrated page about gnomes helping foxes.

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Just like our gnome friends… be calm, be confident and think common sense!

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