When would I need helicopter assistance?

When would I need helicopter assistance?

Emergency services don’t usually commission a helicopter, but it is essential in certain events. Air rescues typically happen when someone is trapped further out than land vehicles can reach. Helicopters are necessary for emergencies in rough terrain, on mountains and high buildings (in the event of a fire or blocked stairways and exits), or rescues […]

What happens during an evacuation?

What happens during an evacuation?

An evacuation is the emergency exodus of a building, city or any other location. Most commonly, evacuation drills in South Africa are used to exit in the event of a fire or natural disaster or bomb scare. If there is an imminent threat, then evacuation is usually facilitated by several appointed Marshalls. They include the […]

First aid basics

First aid basics

Having basic first aid knowledge can help you save a life… as there isn’t always a paramedic in the room, but accidents can happen anywhere. When someone is sick or injured, acting accordingly could be the difference between life and death. As a rule, always call for emergency services as soon as possible, but while […]

Stay safe during load-shedding

Stay safe during load-shedding

South Africans have been up in arms since load-shedding was re-introduced in November 2019. Besides the inconvenience of not having electricity for everyday tasks like charging phones and laptops, cooking on the stove and even switching on a light; there are many other dangers that come with being left in the dark. Alarms One danger […]

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