Home covered in snow

Holiday Home Safety Checklist

With the winter season just around the corner it is important to think ahead and be prepared for what the cold weather entails… 

In addition to Winter Road Safety, the First Aid Canada team feels in is important to address safety within the home. While family and friends frequent the house more during the holidays it is important to be prepared with an adequate first aid kit and possibly an automated external defibrillator.

Whether it be Dad burning himself trying to help Mom out on the stove or stubbing a toe playing house hockey with cousins an adequate first aid kit can mean the difference between treating injuries at home vs. visiting the emergency room.

 

First Aid Kits & Supplies 

First Aid Canada is pleased to offer two different first aid kits designed especially for the home: 

  • Home Kit – Deluxe
    Containing essential items, plus more so you won’t need to replenish as often

If you are lucky enough to spend the holidays at the cottage, we also have kits suited especially for those spaces as well:

  • Cottage Kit - Standard
    Containing essential items for treating minor injuries in both an indoor and outdoor setting

  • Cottage Kit – Deluxe
    Containing essential items for treating minor injuries indoors and outdoors, plus more 

 

It may also come in useful to consider the following items: 

 

Automated External Defibrillators 

Automated External Defibrillators or AEDs are life-saving devices that are used to restart the heart when facing sudden cardiac arrest (SCA).  SCA can occur at anytime and any age and a defibrillator close by can mean the difference between life and death. Keep your loved ones safe this season and in the home or cottage by considering a Philips HeartStart AED for the home. First Aid Canada offers a comprehensive AED home package containing:

  • Philips HeartStart Home Defibrillator with 8-Year Warranty
  • Pre-Installed Battery (4 Years or 200 Shocks) with 4-Year Warranty
  • Pre-Installed Adult SMART Pads Cartridge
  • Slim Carry Case
  • AED Fast Response Kit (Includes: CPR Face Mask, Paramedic Scissors, Pair of Nitrile Gloves, Razor & Absorbent Cloth)
  • Owners Manual and Quick Reference Guide
  • Training Video
  • Window Decal & Call 9-1-1 Reminder
 

Don’t delay on being prepared for the holiday season! The First Aid Canada team is always here to answer questions: 1-855-322-4243. 

Life is Precious. Be Prepared.