Gig Harbor, WA – May 16th, 2020 – It’s no accident that the National Safe Boating Week campaign coincides with the beginning of boating and fishing seasons. During this year’s campaign, May 16 through 22, boating safety professionals and marine law enforcement from around the State are increasing the emphasis on boating safety while encouraging people to have fun on…

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Don’t Miss our upcoming class at the Center For Wooden Boats [ecs-list-events id=’42345′] Hypothermia: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments Hypothermia, or abnormally low body temperature, is a dangerous condition that can occur when a person is exposed to extremely cold temperatures. Stay safe this winter by learning more about hypothermia, including who is most at risk,…

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Dr. Heimlich’s, Heimlich Save Dr. Henry Heimlich, 96, performed the lifesaving technique he invented for the FIRST TIME when a woman choked on her hamburger in the seat beside him. By Joanna Walters in New York For The Guardian The surgeon who gave his name to the simple but dramatic procedure used to rescue people from choking…

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How to Stop the Bleed Today we live in a world where terrorism, the actions of unstable people, and the dangerous impulses of friends and relatives are very real and becoming increasingly more frequent. Massive bleeding from any cause, but particularly from an active shooter or explosive event where a response is delayed can result…

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“If my basic HazMat training has taught me nothing else, it’s that if you see a glowing green monkey running away from something, follow that monkey!” Author Unknown, but he/she must be a teacher! The above comment is amusing, but it does emphasize the need to “size up the scene” to know its safe before…

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This video is from my favorite Doc, ZUBIN DAMANIA, MD.   UCSF/Stanford trained internal medicine physician and founder of Turntable Health, an innovative primary care clinic and model for Health 3.0 that was part of an ambitious urban revitalization movement in Las Vegas spearheaded by Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh. During a decade-long career as a hospitalist at Stanford, Doctor Damania led a…

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Medical Emergency at Sea What do we do? What do we ask? If you boat, you should be current in First Aid, CPR/AED! If you aren’t, then now is the time to take a class, because stuff happens on boats; just sayin. I’m often asked how do I remember all the questions and checks for…

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Boaters AED Package

A man was flying from Los Angeles to Albuquerque on Southwest Airlines when he died of a heart attack. His wife thinks his hairy chest had something to do with his death. By Nancy Laflin KOAT Albuquerque. Caroline and Jack Jordan were on the Southwest Airlines flight when the heart attack occurred. Passengers performed CPR, but he didn’t…

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Unresponsive, Unconscious? Intoxicated, Passed Out and Vomiting? If you are reading this and you are worried about someone? Is the person? Unresponsive?  Call 911 Unconscious?  Call 911 If you don’t do something then you get to live with the consequences…just saying. Now to the educational part of this post. When someone becomes ill or even violently ill…

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