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Learn Life Saving Skills

GLEN BURNIE, MD – September 9-15 is focused on the “Learn Life Saving Skills” theme for September’s National Preparedness Month. Knowing life saving skills will better prepare you and your family for emergencies. A disaster may strike at any time causing injury to the people we love, co-workers, neighbors, or others around us. People nearest to someone with life- threatening injuries are in the best position to provide first care before professional responders arrive. You Are the Help Until Help Arrives encourages the public to take these five actions when there is an emergency:

  • Call 9-1-1
  • Protect the injured from harm
  • Stop bleeding
  • Position the injured so they can breathe, and
  • Provide comfort

To find out more, visit www.ready.gov/untilhelparrives.

Learning the practical life saving skills of Basic First Aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)/(Automated External Defibrillator) AED, and Stop the Bleed are all critical to helping the injured, especially when first responders may not be immediately available in a disaster. In addition to potentially saving lives, this training can increase confidence and thereby reduce panic, and therefore prevent a bad situation from becoming worse.

To find life saving skills training in our area, contact the following organizations:

Basic First Aid/CPR/AED courses: American Red Cross

1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or 410-624-2000 (Chesapeake Region)

https://www.redcross.org/local/maryland/take-a-class

CPR courses: Anne Arundel County Fire Department 410-222-8337

https://www.aacounty.org/departments/fire-department/cpr/index.html

Stop the Bleed courses: https://www.bleedingcontrol.org/

To learn more about life saving skills, join us at the Anne Arundel County Emergency Preparedness Expo on September 22, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Marley Station Mall in Glen Burnie. With over 45 exhibits and live demonstrations, this is a free, fun, and family-friendly way for people of all ages to learn more about emergency preparedness.

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