emergency

In an emergency situation, dial 9-1-1 first then assess the three essentials of airway, breathing and circulation, often referred to as the ABCs. (Photo GummyBone/Getty Images)

Emergency Response

The ABCs of Handling Emergency Situations Emergency situations are always stressful, but knowing how to respond at such a time can greatly reduce the anxiety so that everyone involved can get through it safely. Whether it is a traumatic event, an accidental ingestion, a
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Although blizzards like 2010's Snowmageddon aren't common in the DMV, it is still good to be prepared. (Photo: AgnosticPreachersKid/Wikimedia)

Plan Ahead

Be Prepared for All Types of Emergencies Hurricanes Irma and Harvey have left many outside their paths thinking about how they might prepare for a weather emergency. The DMV may not be located in tornado alley or the eye of most hurricanes, but its four seasons serve up plenty of
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Plan ahead for an emergency including upcoming bad weather. (Photo: iStockPhoto)

Plan Ahead

Emergency Planning Starts at Home Preparedness for an emergency or disaster begins at home. That’s the message officials are trying to convey during September, which is National Preparedness Month. “All families should have the same focus by having an emergency kit, a prepared
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