Test Your Knowledge and Learn How to Stay Safe

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Each month on your calendar, the Canadian Red Cross tests your knowledge about keeping you and your family safe.

Here are the answers to all the questions – plus some more useful information on how to prepare and respond to emergencies of any size. Click on each question to reveal the answer.

 

Hypothermia. It is important for everyone enjoying the outdoors to know how to recognize when someone has been exposed to cold for too long, prevent cold-related emergencies, and be able to provide help when needed. Learn More

72 hours. By taking the time now to store food, water and other supplies, you can provide for your entire family in the event of an emergency. Learn More

Floods. Floods can happen anywhere and at any time of the year. You should know what to do before, during and after a flood happens. Learn More

Cooking. In a matter of minutes, a fire in the home can be life-threatening. It’s critical to act quickly, which is why it’s so important to be prepared and informed. Learn More

Drowning. The majority of these fatalities are children who have fallen into backyard pools (52%), and 77% of fatalities occurred when children were alone (without adult supervision or their caregiver was momentarily absent). Learn More

Between June to November. Hurricanes develop out of tropical storms, and can cause tremendous damage to property and infrastructure, uprooting communities and leading to many fatalities. Learn More

4,000. Earthquakes can damage infrastructure, destroy buildings, cause power outages, displace communities, and even lead to fatalities. Learn More

Dehydration. When you’re hot you sweat more than normal, so you need to drink more to replace the water your body is losing. Learn More

There are roughly 8,000 wildfires in Canada each year. Densely forested areas across much of Canada are at risk of wildfires, particularly during dry conditions and drought. Forest fires can devastate communities, destroy buildings and infrastructure, and even claim human lives. Learn More

Quebec, Ontario and Alberta. Tornadoes are spinning columns of high winds spiralling around a centre of low atmospheric pressure. Sometimes called twisters, they often accompany a shroud of heavy rain or hail. Learn More

Approximately 50,000. The best way to save someone suffering a heart attack is to take a First Aid and CPR Course. Learn More

Only 6% know they live in a designated flood risk area. Learn More