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FROM THE FIRE CHIEF’S CORNER: SURVIVING A POWER OUTAGE

 
By Fire Chief Sam DiGiovanna
 
July 26, 2012  (San Diego's East County) -- Though a power outage can occur from a simple malfunction in the system, human error or a traffic accident involving a power pole. Keep in mind, this is the time of year when it is important to prepare for power outages. Excessive heat warning may cause utility companies to issue “rolling brown outs.”  The summer monsoon season can bring electrical storms causing power disruptions.  Most importantly as we approach Fall, the Santa Ana Winds bring a multitude of threats such as wildfires, but also power outages from downed powerlines. A power outage can be extremely annoying and inconvenient, but it won't be a horrible experience if you're prepared for the worst.

SAVE A HEART: ONLINE CPR CLASSES

 

 

January 26, 2010 (San Diego)--Would you know how to respond if your child stopped breathing or someone you love had a heart attack?

 

As parents we all want the very best for our children. But when it comes to knowing what to do if our child stops breathing, we panic and call 911. Every year, we hear about children who have drowned in a pool because no one knew how to perform CPR. If CPR is administered within the first two minutes, the child has a good chance of surviving with no brain damage. After four minutes the child can have severe brain damage and after six minutes the chance of survival is slim.