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Behavioral Emergencies

Behavioral Emergencies

Many people suffer from strong emotions, especially with specific triggers. Unfortunately for some people, their strong emotions become out of control and can turn into a behavioral emergency. In the event of a behavioral emergency, time is of the essence. The...

Flooding 101

Flooding 101

In every U.S. state and territory, the threat of a flood is a very real possibility, as is in any area of the world that receives rain. In the U.S. alone, more people die as a result of flooding than from tornadoes, hurricanes, or lightning. A flood constitutes as an...

Hurricanes: Be Prepared

Hurricanes: Be Prepared

Like many storm systems, hurricanes are massive systems that form over warm ocean waters and move toward land, and they can occur along and coast in the U.S. or territory in the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. The potential effects resulting from hurricanes include heavy...

Wildfire Safety: What to Do in the Event of a Wildfire

Wildfire Safety: What to Do in the Event of a Wildfire

Wildfires also called forest fires and wildland fires, are unplanned fires that burn in a natural area, such as a prairie, grassland, or forest. They burn through acres of land quickly (think, minutes), and destroy everything in their path. In the U.S. alone, more...

What Do You Do After a Tornado?

What Do You Do After a Tornado?

On average,1,253 tornadoes occur in the United States every year. They happen all over the globe and are not limited to a particular geographic area. Catching a glimpse of a tornado is pretty rare, and the odds of dying in a tornado are 1 in 4,513,000. If you do find...

Heart Attacks: Risk Factors, Warning Signs, and How to React

Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a heart attack. That’s more than 2,000 heart attacks per day. Also known as a myocardial infarction, occurs when blood is prevented from reaching the heart. This is the result of plaque buildup in the arteries from...

First Aid Tips for Parents

First Aid Tips for Parents

One of the most stressful parts about being a parent is dealing with a child's injuries. While your children may get banged up pretty often, knowing just a few first aid tips can help. Treating an Open Cut or Scrape A bleeding wound can be among the most alarming, but...

Your Guide to Becoming an EMT

Your Guide to Becoming an EMT

While technology is eliminating the need for some jobs, we will always need paramedics: In fact, EMT job growth is expected to explode by up to 33% within the next two years. So, how can you enter this career, which is both financially and emotionally rewarding? Here...

How To Make Emergency Preparedness Kits For Your Home

How To Make Emergency Preparedness Kits For Your Home

Disasters are unfortunately more common than many of us may realize. In fact, as of October 2017, America witnessed at least 15 natural disasters that include two floods, seven severe storms, three tropical cyclones, one drought, an unprecedented streak of wildfires,...

The Basics of CPR

The Basics of CPR

One of the most popular—and one of the most essential—techniques in emergency medicine is cardiopulmonary resuscitation, more commonly known as CPR. First developed in 1960, CPR involves a series of chest compressions and recovery breaths to patients suffering from...

Common Driving Injuries and How to Treat Them

Common Driving Injuries and How to Treat Them

Americans spend an average of 290 hours per year driving on the more than four million miles of roads across the country. And although automakers continue to introduce new features that make cars an increasingly safe form of transportation, over two million people are...

Getting to Know Steve Farzam as an Individual

Steve Farzam is probably one of the most popular personalities in Santa Monica. You might say that he is the COO of one of the most popular hotels in the city so you could expect that, but that’s not really true. Although, that may be one of the reasons, but Steve...

Steve Farzam and His Love for the Community

Steve Farzam is currently working as a COO, but he is actually known for a lot of things beyond his profession or his job as the COO. Even as a COO (of Shore Hotel in Santa Monica), however, he has managed to accomplish quite a bit. While the consistent and steady...

Steve Farzam and His Passion for the Community

There are probably not many people in Santa Monica who haven’t heard of Steve Farzam. He is the COO (Chief Operating Officer) of Shore Hotel, and boasts of some unique achievements for a COO of a hotel. He has been actively working for the betterment of the community,...

Steps To Become An Emergency Medical Technician In the USA

Getting certified as an Emergency Medical Technician actually involves following a process. You need to follow some steps to ensure that you are capable of working as an Emergency Medical Technician, as well as apply for the certification for a particular state. It’s...

How to Become a Certified Flight Paramedic

If you have any aspiration of becoming a flight paramedic, it is going to take some work. A common question in the medical field is how does one become a flight paramedic. Well, as with anything that is worth doing, it is long and not very easy process as Steve Farzam...

Differences Between Paramedic & EMT

Let’s be honest, the majority of us do not know the differences between a paramedic and an EMT. It’s not our fault though, there are so many different times when we see a paramedic come to a scene or an EMT, and we always think they are the same. However, there are a...

EMT/Paramedic/Firefighter

Why do we have paramedics and emts, when the fire department is more qualified in the USA? Ask Steve Farzam. The above is a question that we have probably all asked before to ourselves as we drove past the scene of an accident. There are a few reasons for this, and...