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  1. Is your organization prepared for an active shooter?
    Categories: Disaster & Survival Forum

    Is your organization prepared for an active shooter?

    In recent years, the active shooter threat has become more of a reality. Between 2014 and 2015, according to the FBI, the United States experienced nearly six times as many active shooter events as during the period between 2000 and 2001. Is your organization fully prepared to respond to an active shooter? Learn to how prepare and what to do...
  2. Bleeding, Cuts, and Scrapes
    Categories: First Aid Articles & Bleeding & Wound Care

    Bleeding, Cuts, and Scrapes

    We talk about Severe Bleeding, and the National Stop the Bleed initiative... but minor cuts and scrapes? Those need first aid, too. When to Call 9-1-1 or the Local Emergency Number Bleeding that cannot be stopped Wounds that show muscle or bone Large or deeply embedded objects in the wound Skin or body parts that have been partially or completely...
  3. Categories: Child Safety, General Safety Topics, Info News, Military First Aid, Military Medics, Disaster & Survival Forum & Bleeding & Wound Care

    Gun Sales Boom after Shooter Scares

    An Oxymoron? Perhaps. Nevertheless, after the ready availability of firearms making several recent active shooting tragedies possible, person gun sales have risen drastically as Americans arm up for protection. ~ Surviving an active shooter event. ~ Active Shooter ~ Active Shooter: What You Can Do ~ Building National Resilience through Bystander Action According to Colorado Public Radio (Colorado being a well known locale of...
  4. Categories: CERT - Community Emergency Response Teams, Disaster & Survival Forum & Bleeding & Wound Care

    Stop the Bleed Campaign

    This afternoon (1:00 Eastern) First Aid Mart will proudly be participating in the Public Announcement of the Bystander “Stop the Bleed” initiative at the White House. The ”Stop the Bleed” objectives: The general public will know the phrase and associated logo: “Stop the Bleed” The general public will be able to have access to lifesaving bleeding control kits at home and...
  5. Categories: First Aid Articles, Disaster & Survival Forum & Bleeding & Wound Care

    Active Shooter

    We've talked about what you can do in the event of an Active Shooter event, but what about after? There will be wounded. Perhaps seriously wounded. Do you know what to do? Triage, CPR, Bleeding Control. These are the first things to consider after the threat is over and while awaiting EMS. Bystander intervention will make the difference between life and death...
  6. Categories: First Aid Articles & Bleeding & Wound Care

    Building National Resilience through Bystander Action

    There's a major trend at present to encourage Bystanders to stop "Standing By? when aid is needed. Anyone can jump in a help control bleeding. Between the recent Hartford Consensus initiative to increase survival from active shooter and intentional mass casualty events and to enhance the resilience of citizens, and a forthcoming announcement from the National Security Council, which has been charged by...
  7. Categories: Child Safety, First Aid Articles & Bleeding & Wound Care

    The Complications of Hemophilia: Bleeding issues

    Bleeding is always an issue, at life threatening to all in many situations, but for hemophiliacs, bleeding is always life threatening. Stopping bleeding fast is something everyone should know more about. Health Tip: First Aid for a Bleeding Wound Stop Life-Threatening Bleeding in Babies – Vitamin K Deficiency One of every 5,000 baby boys is born with hemophilia, and about 20,000...
  8. Categories: First Aid Articles & Bleeding & Wound Care

    Health Tip: First Aid for a Bleeding Wound

    We recently discussed hemostatic agents that help control bleeding Here's some basic first aid for bleeding advice from HealthDay... Apply pressure to stem the flow of blood (HealthDay News) -- An open wound can be frightening. But knowing how to administer first aid can help stop the bleeding and begin healing. The American Academy of Family Physicians suggests how to...

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