Archive | Disaster Preparedness

RSS feed for this section

Victim of a boating incident receives CPR

A man died despite CPR after a boat capsized in Bauline. Several responders were present on the scene after a medical emergency reportedly caused the boat to capsize. The danger in the water According to Todd LeGrow, assistant chief of the Pouch Cove Volunteer Fire Department, he was spending the afternoon at Duck Pond with […]


A woman involved in a water incident given CPR

A woman who reportedly drowned near Peggy’s Cove was given CPR. The police in Nova Scotia confirmed that a woman drowned near Peggy’s Cove. Watery ordeal The emergency workers responded to reports of a woman who was struggling in the water. The Halifax Fire and Emergency stated that local fishermen brought the woman to the […]

Near drowning

Drowning occurs if an individual is underwater and inhales water into the lungs. The airway might spasm and seal shut or water can impair the lungs and prevent them from obtaining oxygen. In whichever case, the lungs could not allocate the required oxygen to the body which can be life-threatening. Once there is lack of […]

Ulnar nerve palsy

Electric shock

An electric shock is caused by contact with a live source of electricity that sends an electrical current throughout the body. Common causes of electric shock Exposed electrical wires Old wiring Water on electrical appliances Faulty appliances Cutting through a live cable In some cases, an electric shock is triggered by lightning. Remember that an […]