First Aid Super Tip #9

Broken limbs cannot be planned for, and as much as we hope that we’ll have a beautifully stocked first aid kit at the ready, this isn’t always the case. In a pinch, use anything with a stable straight edge to support the injured limb.

First Aid Super Tip #9: If your victim has a broken leg, circumstances dictate that you have to move them and you don’t have a first aid kit with splints available, tie one leg to the other. The non-injured leg will act as a splint in a pinch and will allow for easier transport of the victim  (although they should ideally stay put and let help come to them, especially if the injury is severe).

 

Be calm, be confident and think common sense!

dianasig

There’s no better time to refresh your lifesaving skills. If you are in the Toronto area, contact us directly to set up an in-home, in-studio or in-office session today!

 

 

Rescue Pop-Up

Matthew Reinhart is a brilliant and imaginative paper engineer behind such titles as Encyclopaedia Prehistorica Dinosaurs Pop-Up and Star Wars: A Galactic Pop-Up Adventure (which Mr. Obama ran out to buy!).

He has created nearly 30 pop-up marvels, one of which about rescue vehicles. Rescue: Pop-Up Emergency Vehicles teaches children about all different types of emergency vehicles in beautiful, 3D illustrated form. This is a perfect introduction into the exciting world of emergency rescue!

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Be calm, be confident and think common sense!

dianasig

There’s no better time to refresh your lifesaving skills. If you are in the Toronto area, contact us directly to set up an in-home, in-studio or in-office session today!

 

Flying Under Fire Escape Kit

Remembrance Day is right around the corner and I am proud to say that my Grandfather flew a typhoon in RAF 193 Squadron on D-Day in the Second World War. In relation to first aid and emergency kits, here is an excerpt written by my Grandfather (Jack “Boots” Brown) from a the book Flying Under Fire: Canadian Fliers Recall the Second World War recounting the supplies that he and other pilots were provided with before a typical fighter/bomber operation:

“We were each issued a pouch of French currency and an escape kit containing a water bottle, chocolate, a needle and thread, a fish hook, a compass, pills to keep us awake, and a list of French, German and Spanish words. Then we returned to the crew room, emptied our pockets of any identifying material, and donned life jackets and escape boots. These boots could be converted to street shoes by cutting off the uppers in the event that we had to wear civilian clothing to evade capture. In one boot we carried a dagger to deflate our seat-pack dinghy should it accidentally inflate in the air. We put on gloves and a flying helmet containing goggles, a microphone, earphones, and an oxygen mask.” (p.73)

193_sq_smallThe pilots of 193 Squadron pose with one of their aircraft and a 500-pound bomb at St-Croix-sur-Mer, Normandy, on 1 July 1944. My Grandfather, Jack “Boots” Brown, is pictured in the front row, 6th from the left.

Be calm, be confident and be thankful for those who fought for our freedom!

dianasig