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Survival and Emergency

A Brief Guide to Fire Extinguishers and Their Uses

Fire extinguishers are a vital component to the safety of a home or business. If a fire breaks out, extinguishing it quickly is vital as it can quickly spread out of control. There are several types of extinguishers, and using the right one is important, as certain types will not work well on certain fires.

Precautions to Take in Case of an Earthquake

Are you ready for an earthquake? What about other disasters? Being prepared in advance can save your life and that of your family.

What It Feels Like to Be in an Earthquake

How to describe the sensations during an earthquake is an interesting topic. Here are the things I've felt and gone through.

The Importance of Learning Earthquake Safety

There were many lessons learned during the Northridge Earthquake. Some of them were learned before the quake and others afterwards. Here is a bit of what we experienced and how both being ready and learning more about safety.

Getting a Chemical Fire Extinguisher for Your Home

With home ownership comes a new and greater level of responsibility. There are many things to consider, plan for, and budget for. One of the more crucial things to have in mind is home safety.

Best Type of Fire Alarm System For My Office Premises

It can be really confusing when it comes to selecting a fire alarm system for the office or business premises. While there are a lot of options, all are not created equal. Choosing the best system has a lot to do with the business owner's needs.

Jellyfish Sting Treatment

Jellyfish have numerous tentacles that contain in built toxins. These sea water creatures use their tentacles to sting the enemy when they feel insecure or sense danger. If you have been stung by a jellyfish, chances of the toxins/venom spreading to other parts of your body are huge if you do not take immediate treatment. If you are allergic to mild to moderate toxins and allergens, you must be extra careful.

Five Steps to Diversify Your Life and Assets in Uncertain Times

What makes anyone think a list of five steps can radically alter a person's life and assets? Well, it might be because the five suggested steps form a basic structure that can be followed upon and expanded as time and circumstances change. Basic significant changes can influence all other decisions and the sooner action is taken, the faster the benefits will occur. And the results are even better if the diversification falls outside the geographical limits of your country of citizenship.

The Best Way to Test Commercial Fire Alarms

Along with having adequate property insurance, purchasing, properly installing, routinely testing, and maintaining a commercial fire alarm is one of the wisest and most cost effective loss prevention steps a business owner can take. Fire alarms work by giving an early warning that fire has been detected. This early warning helps to increase the odds of quickly extinguishing the blaze, and reducing overall property damage.

When Should I Go to the Emergency Room?

When you are involved in an accident or become ill, it can be difficult to determine how urgent your condition may be and therefore which type of health provider your should visit. To receive the best possible care for your condition, it is important that you understand the difference between the different types of care available to make sure you visit the right type of facility. If you think you are suffering from a life-threatening condition, call 9-1-1 or visit your closest emergency room immediately.
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