The day will have two educational tracks: One for community residents to learn more about being prepared for emergencies, and another for emergency responders to learn ways to respond more effectively to a diverse community.
Three weeks after Hurricane Sandy, four New York City hospitals remain closed for inpatients, leaving thousands of patients scrambling to find other medical centers to treat everything from broken bones to brain cancer.
The American Red Cross has created a free “First Aid” app that provides instant access to the information you need to know to handle the most common first aid emergencies. App features videos, interactive quizzes and simple step-by-step advice.
Local agencies across Puget Sound are teaming up to share information and encourage residents to prepare for catastrophic events with a regional campaign — “What to do to make it through.” To learn how you and your family can do to make it through the next disaster, go to the campaing’s “What If” expo this weekend.
Volunteers in the Public Health Reserve Corps provide support during public health emergencies. Recently, PHRC volunteers helped provide medical support in a Red Cross shelter in Federal Way during this year’s winter storms, staffed a flu shot clinic in Tukwila, and are currently helping the fight the county’s whooping cough epidemic.
Next time you go to an emergency room, be prepared for this: If your problem isn’t urgent, you may have to pay upfront.
When it comes to food safety, the general rule is, “If in doubt, throw it out.” Never taste suspicious food. It may look and smell fine, but bacteria that cause foodborne illness may be present and could make you sick.
With high winds, heavy rain and potential flooding predicted this week, the American Red Cross reminds Puget Sound residents to prepare.
How to set up your mobile and online tools so they can help you stay in touch during an emergency or disaster.
Evergreen Hospital in Kirkland will hold its annual Disaster Readiness Fair this Saturday, Sept. 24th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m..
The flyovers will start in Seattle and Bellevue before moving to other areas of King and Pierce Counties, including Tacoma.
Learn about emergency preparedness You know you need an emergency preparedness plan; it is on your to-do list. But where do you start? How do you talk to your children about the possibility of disaster and how it will affect your family? Is you business prepared? Join Seattle Red Cross, Seattle Children’s, FEMA and other [...]
Are you ready for the zombie apocalypse? The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has some preparedness tips that may prove helpful when the undead begin to stalk the streets.
Health officials report that levels of radioactive iodine detected in the Washington state–which they say have never posed a health threat–are now dropping.
U.S. officials say the nation’s health system is ill-prepared to cope with a catastrophic release of radiation, despite years of focus on the possibility of a terrorist “dirty bomb” or an improvised nuclear device attack.