Tips for Emergencies and Being Prepared
There are so many great resources out there for members of the community and our rescue family that we thought we would share some of them with you. Please explore them all!
Would you know how to use an Automatic Emergency Defibrillator during an emergency? Check out this simulator to learn everything you need to know.
FEMA has a fantastic website filled with helpful tips and information for every kind of natural disaster. For those of us who live in the area prone to hurricanes and floods, this information is crucial.
The American Heart Association has made changes to CPR protocols used by people around the country. Check out new hands-only CPR, perfect for friends and family, and simple to learn!
The American Heart Association has a great page about recognizing the signs of a heart attack. And while you’re there, look around at all the other great information they have!
Project Lifesaver is a national proactive, electronic tracking program used to assist in locating people with Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, or children with Down’s Syndrome or Autism Spectrum Disorder who wander from home and become lost.
At VBVRS, we have a dedicated group of operational and support members who are committed to visiting with the Project Lifesaver folks who live in our “first-due” area, changing the batteries in the tracking devices once a month. We also make it a point to share important emergency medicine tips, such as what kind of information to tell a 911 dispatcher, how to keep up-to-date medicine lists, and ensuring house numbers are visible from the street.
Here you will find a comprehensive collection of information on the most common injury risks for children.There are downloadable checklists, quick tips, and how-to videos that will arm you with information on how to keep your children safe and injury free.
Our Rescue Family
The Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads represents 328 squads throughout the state of Virginia and has information about volunteer opportunities and organizations all over the commonwealth. This link is especially useful for in-state visitors who get inspired to help out our system.
Find out about our city’s volunteers, as well as the support staff and paid professionals who make us one of the best volunteer systems in the country.