Are You Cottage Ready?

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Are You Cottage Ready?  With the weather heating up it has many of us daydreaming of our future cottage days… Lying on the dock, cruising in the boat and of course jumping into the lake. With great fun comes all the more need to be prepared when an emergency presents itself. Because cottages are often in remote locations being prepared to handle injuries both big and small will prevent hospital visits and allow for more fun to be had at the cottage!  Here are a few of our recommendations for items to have onsite at the cottage:  Adventure Kit  Smaller kits, such as the First Aid …

How to Keep Your Establishment Safe in the Hospitality Industry

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How to Keep Your Establishment Safe in the Hospitality Industry Going out to eat is a huge part of Canadian culture. With amazing restaurants of all types to choose from it’s hard to refrain from treating ourselves to the experience of dining out. Many of us are also employed by the hospitality industry meaning we see all of the work that goes on behind the scenes: food preparation, cooking, serving, etc. It requires a very dedicated and patient work ethic to be involved in the processes of hospitality. What is most important about working behind the scenes in the hospitality …

Low Rise Buildings Increase Your Chance of Survival

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Low Rises Increase Your Chance of Survival Although a view from the top can be quite beautiful there are also risks that come along with working or living in high-rise buildings. One of these risk factors is access to defibrillators as the higher you are the lower your chances of survival. A recent study published in the Canadian Medical Journal Association proves this with Canadian facts: For those who call 911 from a high-rise, the odds of survival from cardiac arrest depend on what floor the patient lives. That’s the main conclusion of an intriguing study by a paramedic and doctors with Rescu, …

Do you own a Vehicle Distress Kit?

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Do you own a Vehicle Distress Kit? While the weather outside is frightening and January’s heating bill most likely has an extra digit before the decimal, that after-work, spiked hot chocolate is all the more comforting. This is why we’ve taken it upon ourselves to create a last minute winter safety kit for your vehicle, leaving you with a list to check off while you add some extra marshmallows. Because the weather’s predictability doesn’t have a formulated equation, having a safety kit prepared within the vehicle for possible emergencies is always a trending idea. First Aid Canada is pleased to …

Tips for Keeping Your Home Safe for the Holidays

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Tips for Keeping Your Home Safe for the Holidays 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 …

Tips for Staying Safe this Halloween

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Tips for Staying Safe this Halloween Trick-or-Treat! Halloween is just around the corner so the First Aid Canada Team is here to provide you with some safety tips to enjoy your night to the fullest, as well as safest: Tips for Children Trick or treat with you parents and/or groups of people If you are heading out without your parents be sure to give enough time to return home by curfew Wear reflective clothing or that which is vibrant colours Avoid wearing masks, opt for face paints instead Wait to cross the street at lights and cross walks and avoid …

The Importance of AEDs in Schools

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The Importance of AEDs in Schools It’s back to school again and the First Aid Canada Team wants to ensure nationwide safety in our schools and that means becoming educated on the importance of Automated External Defibrillators. AEDs are now becoming more and more prevalent in public settings, especially schools. Every year, over 40,000 Canadians suffer sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) – that’s one incident every 12 minutes. School-aged children are not immune to cardiac arrest, an estimated 5,000-7,000 children die from SCA each year. Often these unfortunate incidences occur on school grounds or playing fields, as contact sport injuries can …

Are you Prepared for an Emergency on the Road?

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Are you Prepared for an Emergency on the Road? Did you know 90% of people spend 87 minutes per day driving? And that the average is approximately 100 minutes per day for those commuting? How long do you personally spend in your car? Would you be prepared on the road in the case of an emergency? Throughout summer you may have noticed yourself making longer trips on the road, whether it be to the cottage, camping or a family road trip. Often in these times hospitals and medical facilities can be distant or even unknown in proximity. Life is precious …

Basic Wilderness Survival Guide

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Basic Wilderness Survival Guide Clothing Clothing provides warmth and offers protection from environmental elements. Hats offer protection from the sun, rain and provide warmth in the cold. Layers of light, natural fibers are highly recommended as they offer adjustable warmth. A waterproof outer layer of clothing, such as a windbreaker coat are necessary for any environment as consistently surprises. Equipment Endless amounts of equipment can be carried along to promote survival in any situation. Items recommended to carry in your pockets include: Map and/or compass Waterproof Matches Pocket knife Food Rations Flashlight Sunscreen* Insect repellant* Small First Aid Kit *Packing …

Reccomendations for Staying Safe at the Cottage

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Reccomendations for Staying Safe at the Cottage There’s no better season than cottage season. With summer approaching quickly it’s important to be sure you’re ready for your first weekend of relaxation. First Aid Canada is here to provide you with the products to keep safe over the summer season in the comfort of your cottage. Below are the minumum, mandatory items each cottage kit should contain: The Basics (necessary items): Fabric Bandages Sterile Towelettes Antiseptic First Aid Ointment Gauze Pads Safety Pins Splinter-Out Tape Water-Jel Cool Jel (for burns) CPR Face Shield Croc Bloc Sunscreen Croc Bloc Insect Repellant AfterBite …

How to Make Your Restaurant a Safer Place

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Are you in the service industry? Well then this blog is sure to come in handy. Here are some of our greatest tips on how to keep your work environment a safe one: Blue Detectable Bandages  Have you ever been served a dish with something unpleasant and unexpected in it, for example, a hair? It completely ruins your meal and sometimes even your entire appetite. Could you imagine finding a bandage in your dish? Horrible thought, isn’t it? First Aid Canada proudly supplies restaurants with blue detectable bandages. These bandages are bright blue in colour and come in a variety …

Tips for Staying Safe on the Road During Winter

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With the extreme weather conditions that winter can bring, such as rain, sleet, snow and ice, vehicle safety has received a lot of recent attention in the news. The importance of vehicle distress kits in the case of an emergency has also been highlighted. Here are some things to watch out for on the road and tips to remain safe while winter is still in full effect: Black Ice Black ice is a transparent coating of ice, found on the road or other paved surface, and drivers typically can’t see it, until you’re right on top of it. If there …