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First-aid is the first  pillar in the Pillars of Preparedness. Your loved one gets hurt, and you're prepared to help them and are able to stay calm because you know what to do. Let's get some basics checked off the list, so your stress level can stay low and you can be calm - even during an emergency. 

Protip: Start at number 1 and don't even look at number 2 until 1 is done. Then go on one at a time. Slow and steady wins the race. 


First-aid Kit

Build one or buy one. Put one in your home and each vehicle. This is what we recommend to start with:

  1. Container

  2. Name brand fabric Band-aids

  3. Triple antibiotic ointment - keep out infection

  4. Nonstick gauze - stop bleeding

  5. Coban - wrap the gauze or injured joint (to save money we use horse wrap, but this is not medical advise)

  6. Sliver kit - We like a scalpel (it's very precise) and tweezers

  7. Pain - Tylenol and Ibuprofen

  8. Anti-acid

  9. Anti-diarrheal 

Start with the basics and as your skills grow your kit will grow. Click below to print a this check list. 



Choking is a life threatening situation that happens without warning. It can be scary and paralyzing when you or a loved one is choking and you're not sure what to do. Get training from a trained professional in your area and be prepared to save your loved one or a stranger.


Burn Care

Burns are a common injury around the house and at work. There are four types (referred to as "degrees") of burns. First, second, third, and fourth degree burns. Learn to identify and treat each one. Since we're focusing on basics first and second degree burns are most common, so learn how to treat those. We teach how to do this virtually or in person or you can find a class in your area. Click below for a PDF quick guide on how to treat burns to add to your first aid kit. 



CPR is a simple way to save lives. Anyone can learn proper technique in a few minutes. CPR stands for cardiopulmonary resuscitation. It is how you can manually circulate someone's blood if their heart stops. It is simple and saves lives throughout the world everyday. We also teach this virtually and in person or you can find a Red Cross class near you. 

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