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Safety Conscious

Being aware that safety is important and being careful to act in a safe manner

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Hazards

Potential sources of danger

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Accidental Injuries

Injuries caused by unexpected events

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Flammable

Able to catch fire easily

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Electrical Overload

A dangerous situation in which too much electric current flows along a single circuit

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Smoke Alarm

A device that sounds an alarm when it senses smoke

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Fire Extinguisher

A device that sprays chemicals that put out fires

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Pedestrian

A person who travels on foot

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Weather Emergencies

Dangerous situations brought on by changes in the atmosphere

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Tornado

Whirling, funnel-shaped windstorm that drops from storm clouds to the ground

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Hurricane

A strong windstorm with driving rain that forms over the sea

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Blizzard

A very heavy snowstorm with winds up to 45 MPH

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Hypothermia

A sudden and dangerous drop in body temperature

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Earthquake

A shifting of the earth's plates, resulting in a shaking of the earth's surface

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Aftershocks

Smaller earthquakes, as the earth readjusts after the main earthquake

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First Aid

The immediate care given to someone who becomes injured or ill until regular medical care can be provided

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Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

A first-aid procedure to restore breathing and circulation

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Rescue Breathing

A first-aid procedure where someone forces air into the lungs of a person who cannot breath on his/her own

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Abdominal Thrusts

Quick inward and upward pulls into the diaphragm to force an obstruction out of the airway

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Chest Thrusts

Quick presses into the middle of the breastbone to force an obstruction out of the airway

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Fracture

A break in a bone

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Dislocation

A major injury that happens when a bone is forced from its normal position within a joint

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