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Warehouses help Red Cross be ready for disasters

At the Canadian Red Cross, we talk a lot about personal preparedness. Be ready for disasters by knowing the risks, making a plan, and getting an emergency kit. But how does the Red Cross prepare for these situations?

"Don't break a leg!" What to do in the event of sprains, strains and fractures

With the Olympics in full swing, your favourite daredevil may feel inspired to try out some winter activities. So here is a little first aid reminder to be better prepared if that daredevil becomes the victim of a mishap. 

The 6 commandments of the wise snowmobiler

Every year, hundreds of snowmobilers lose their lives in accidents that could have been prevented by taking a few basic safety precautions. Again this year, there have been more tragic incidents involving snowmobiling.

Beware of the silent killer: how to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning

Every year, hundreds of people are affected by carbon monoxide poisoning, which can be fatal. 
Last winter, 49 people were hospitalized and two people died due to carbon monoxide poisoning following the ice storm in New Brunswick. 

How to prepare in case of a tsunami

A tsunami warning was issued overnight for people living in coastal regions of British Columbia following a strong earthquake off the coast of Alaska. Fortunately, the warning was later lifted with no damage was reported. However, it did spark renewed interest in how to best prepare for tsunamis and what to do in case of a tsunami warning.

How to host the perfect dinner party without power

I live in the countryside where power outage happens quite often, especially in wintertime. I love to have friends and family over; actually this house is made to throw dinner parties! So when I invite people over, I don’t want an annoying power outage to force me to cancel at the last minute! Here are a few tips for an unforgettable party without power. 

What to do if you experience a power outage

In our What to Do series, we explore common emergencies such as what to do if someone is experiencing a panic attack, or having a stroke; but with extreme cold weather in effect across Canada, we’re now taking a look at what to do if you experience a power outage.

Ice safety: If you go on the ice, prepare to go through it

Knowledge, equipment, and skill. Those are the three things that can help you stay safe on the ice and survive if you fall through it. That’s according to Dr. Gordon Giesbrecht, who operates the Laboratory for Exercise and Environmental Medicine at the University of Manitoba and was the keynote speaker at the 8th Annual Red Cross Alberta Water Safety Conference in Calgary.

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