Fire, floods, accidents and other disasters cause death. You may probably have experienced, first hand, the disasters mentioned or perhaps you know of someone who amy have experienced these. A man may experience these awful scenarios more than once in his life and he goes into the stages of grieving which are never easy. We call it accidents; some may be accidental or really out of control by the hand of man and others are simply planned. All of us should be alert of the possible danger that we might experience when we are in the situation ourselves whether they are planned or not. Basically, safety is an intuition that man have had since the prehistoric era and it is that gut feeling that keeps man alive and well adapted to the environment.
The first thing that you should do is to secure yourself in a safe place in cases of fire, car accidents, or earthquakes. Ensuring that the environment is safe before responding or going out of hiding should be the first priority whether you are a victim or a rescuer. Picture yourself being caught in a car accident; you are one of the few who escaped the clashing of two vehicles with only abrasions. As you wait for the paramedics to rescue you, you hid under the shade on one of the trees nearby.
Before you come out, make sure that there is no leaking engine, fire, or metal pieces that could possibly place you at risk to be injured. Next thing to do is to call the EMS or 911 to inform them of the said incident. Avoid being a hero by risking your own safety, have in mind that you are a key person in informing the authority and rescuers of the incident, by that, you can actually save more people.
Never attempt to rescue or do a BLS (Basic Life Support) to the other injured victims unless you are a medical personnel or you are trained for this. Doing a CPR can cause fractured ribs, bruising, and worse could be possible complication of the person’s condition which can be irreversible and can lead to death of the major organs.
Nothing short of saying, you only add insult to injury. So leave that to the experts. When the paramedics come, you can actually be of great help in providing details about the incident. Avoid further mortality by not being a victim yourself.
For safety, one incorporates use of gtek gloves or even a simple packing tape to stabilize objects. These items are available in the internet in a single click and the next thing you know is that it is right at your doorstep the next waking morning.