The unrest and turmoil in the world has spilled across to the confines of France, the United States and many other countries over the last few months. This causes uneasiness and questions in many, often wondering what can I do to help or how can I be prepared. The answers may vary but one of the best ways you can be prepared to help yourself and those around you is to be trained in first aid and CPR. These skills can help throughout life without regard to the environment or situation. No matter the cause; accident, illness, injury, or violence the actions we can take to help are the same.
One of the key paramounts to any emergency response professional or lay rescuer is advocacy and the requirement of a safe scene. This is to ensure rescuer safety and promote safety by preaching situational awareness to help us protect ourselves. What happens when the scene is not safe and will not be for an unknown period of time. Unfortunately the answer is we don’t know, and we will never know until the situation arises. This will not change the fact that if such a situation does arise the need for assistance may be great. You might be the only person or one of few people around.
Becoming certified in first aid and CPR will give you the training needed to recognize potentially life threatening situations and render aid. You never know, maybe one day you will save a life.