Education Opportunities for CPR/AED & Burn Prevention
February has been deemed ‘Heart Month’ by the American Heat Association. AHA encourages everyone to learn CPR. Preforming immediate CPR for a patient until first responders arrive decreases the risk of brain damage or death. Check out www.heart.org for more information.
If you are interested in learning Hands Only CPR and how to use an AED, the WFD would LOVE to teach you. Call WFD’s Risk Reduction line 910-342-2731. Groups welcome!
February is also includes Burn Awareness Week. National statistics about burn injuries are staggering. Each year more than 450,000 individuals are seen by doctors for the treatment of a burn injury in the US and Canada.The WFD like to focus on prevention by encouraging families to have working smoke alarms and to plan and practice a home fire escape. A few important tips to prevent burns are: DO NOT use accelerants such as gasoline to light fires, DO NOT use fireworks and work to prevent fires in the home by being attentive to cooking and only allowing smoking outside and providing water or sand to extinguish cigarettes. For more information about burns click here: www.ameirburn.org/prevention/burnawareness-week/
If you are interested in a program for your civic, school or church group about burn prevention, call WFD’s Risk Reduction line at 910-342-2731.