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Bring preparedness on your next outdoor trip

Fresh air, beautiful scenery, being one with nature ... These are just a few of the reasons why many people head into the wilderness to do some hiking or camping, especially this time of year. Unfortunately, the last few weeks we have read stories...

Poison ivy takes on the Disaster Dude

Our Disaster Dude John Saunders recently had a brush with poison ivy. He was trying out his green thumb in the garden, grabbed a handful of weeds to toss and suddenly felt his hands burning. To his surprise, he realized he had grabbed a handful of po...

It’s a defibrillator! It’s a toaster!

It’s a defibrillator toaster! Our friends at Red Cross PDX recently wrote about this one-of-a-kind toaster on their blog. And since every Friday is Food Friday on this blog, we just had to share it with all of you. Not only does it toast your b...

Learning to swim

[slideshow] Check out these cute photos from a recent swim program with the Mattagami First Nations in Timmins. Shout out to the instructors, Kayla Lessard, Natasha Kullas, and Ashley Kullas, who were in the water with these 25 children. Also, Dar...

Pizza delivery man saves heart attack victim

Check out this story from the Toronto Star about a guy who delivered a pizza to a heart attack victim and saved his life with CPR. Turns out the delivery man was a former paramedic, but you don’t need to be a paramedic to do CPR. Any one of us can...

My first aid training saved my daughter

Just recently, Laura Edwards, a First Aid Co-ordinator in York Region, got a call from her daughter’s daycare that two-year-old Katelyn was having an allergic reaction to a bug bite.  Laura credits her first aid training for, quite possibly, saving h...

Canada Day festivities from the first aid tent

[slideshow] If you were celebrating Canada Day on Parliament Hill last Thursday, you probably noticed Red Cross volunteers around. They are members of the First Aid Service Team (FAST) who were working alongside the Ottawa Emergency Services and RCM...

Tips for a safe summer

There’s been some sad news in Scarborough this week about two teen-aged boys who were swimming in a condo pool. One of the boys died, while media reports the other is in hospital. These are not the first drownings (or near-drownings) of the season...

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