Safety First

By: Lyle Karasiuk

Bike Helmets Save Lives

July 11, 2018 - 10:48am

Cycling season is upon us. Everyone regardless of age needs to wear a helmet. A simple action like riding through a stop sign; a collision; mechanical breakdown or other cycling incident could spell disaster and change your life forever. We make our children wear a helmet with every ride but what’s your excuse for not wearing one? Brush up on the rules of the road; easy maintenance tips and certainly proper helmet use. Do your part and every who cycles needs to wear a helmet with every ride.

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Fireworks Safety

June 27, 2018 - 8:04am

Parkland Ambulance Care believes that the safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend an exhibition fireworks show handled by professionals, such as one this Canada Day! If you choose to hold a family fireworks show with “common fireworks” sold to consumers, remember that injuries almost always result from improper handling and a disregard to safety. Parkland Ambulance Care would like to share some fireworks safety tips from purchasing and setting up, to the fireworks show and proper disposal.

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Having a Garage Sale - Make Sure Your Items Meet Safety Standards

June 12, 2018 - 1:00pm

Spring signals the return to outdoor activities but also the return to garage sales. Everyone has a bunch of stuff that they would rather sell than trash. Setting up a garage sale is easy but as a consumer remember it’s buyer beware. The items might look great and be the right price, but there is no warranty from the seller. Most of the items will come with no instruction manual.

So, if something does stop working then I guess you are only out the $25 or $50 you paid for the item but have you considered your own personal safety or your families safety if the product fails?

Paramedic Services Week

May 31, 2018 - 8:00am

Remember the song from Sesame Street, who are the people in your neighborhood, in your neighborhood. They are the people that you meet when you are walking down the street. They are the people that you meet each day! That really describes our paramedics who are just your average citizen but when they come to work and step into their uniform, they are like a super hero without a cape.

Bike Safety

May 15, 2018 - 8:48am

Many of us have already washed off the bicycle for another fantastic summer but did we do a safety and mechanical tune up? Many of the local bike dealers can provide that service but ensure the proper working order of your bike before you or your family head out for a ride. This week, May 13-19, is Bike Safety Week in Saskatchewan. Do your part to have a safe cycling season by wearing the “gear.” While most parents insist their children have a helmet, many parents and older adults won’t wear one. Why not? Professional athletes wear the gear – why won’t you?

Volunteers are the Heart

April 17, 2018 - 11:28am

This week is National Volunteer Week across Canada. The heart and soul of any community are those persons who give their time and talents to an event, program, community group or just help a neighbor. As this year’s theme suggests “Volunteers Cast a Beautiful Shadow.”

Who Are You Going to Call?

April 3, 2018 - 8:34am

In an emergency who are you going to call? Your mom, a co-worker, the neighbor across the street or even a parent. As strange as it might sound people do not often call paramedics first but hope someone else can offer assistance. Yes, first aid can be life-saving to stop the bleeding, start the breathing or preform CPR, but paramedics are the out of hospital professionals you need quickly at any emergency.

Next week is a very special for a group of people that rarely are ever seen. The week of April 8-14 is National Emergency Telecommunicators Week.

An Ounce of Prevention

March 20, 2018 - 9:24am

Mother always said eat your vegetables; drink plenty of fluids when you have a cold; get plenty of rest and don’t forget to exercise too! But despite our mother’s best advice we still get sick, injuries still happen, and hopefully we won’t, but we might need to visit the hospital emergency room. In the case of an emergency knowing what to do can make the difference and prevent things from getting worse. Knowing what not to do is just as important.

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