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bicycle, bike, First Aid, First Aid Ottawa, safety, spring -

 With temperatures warming up and the streets being cleaned many children are getting the urge to get on their bicycles but are they and their bicycles ready for the road. As many parents realize not only do spring cloths not always fit after winter sometimes the bicycles do not fit anymore. Whether you are buying a new bike, using a hand me down using last years bike make sure that it fits the child and they are able to stop  quickly and without falling. Spring tune ups are not that expensive and help not only extend the life of the...

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First Aid, First Aid Ottawa, water safety, Winter safety -

  As the temperatures get warmer many people's thoughts move to Spring. This time of year we still need to exercise caution around lakes, rivers and other bodies of water. As the ice thins in the warmth the risk of falling into cold water increases. Prevention: If you are not aware of the depth of the ice stay off. Never chase after a pet that has gone onto the ice, they have a better sense of the depth of the ice than you. If you you are alone and fall in. Use your legs to try and kick yourself onto...

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AED, First Aid, First Aid Ottawa, Legal -

Can I get sued for doing First Aid?This is concern (along with disease transmission) seems to be the main reason that people are afraid to help someone in need of first aid.   In Ontario (other provinces have similar legislation) we have "The Good Samaritan Act" which is designed to protect people who voluntarily help someone in an emergency. The is designed to keep people from being sued when they choose to perform First Aid. Whether you are trained or not you are protected. We always recommend that people take a first aid course so they know what to do...

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First Aid, First Aid Ottawa, helmet safety, Winter safety -

Winter is a great time to get outdoors and enjoying the fresh air with many activities. Some of the activities do require extra safety equipment. We have all heard of the need to hockey helmets but what about about helmets just for skating. It's not just "weak" skaters that need to wear helmets. Children of all ages (even those of us over 20) should wear helmets. For any sports where you move "at speed" you should wear a helmet. This includes skating, skiing/snowboarding, even sledding. A head injury can happen very quickly and can cause serious injuries. Make sure you...

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car, emergency, First Aid, First Aid Ottawa, preparedness -

  The temperatures are dropping. Now is the time to make sure that your vehicle is ready for winter traveling. Winter tires are a must if you drive when there is snow on the ground. A reminder that winter tires do not mean you have 4 wheel drive or vice versa. No matter what, safe winter driving means slowing down. Inside your car you should have the follow: first aid kit  ice scraper shovel salt (or kitty litter) to put under your wheels if you get stuck booster cables flares food and water (if you are travelling any significant distance...

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