The worst South African floods

The worst South African floods

South Africa is well known for experiencing devastating floods during the rainy, winter months. Floods are a particular danger in informal settlements and less developed areas. Floods are dangerous and result in many deaths each year. There have been a few notable floods in the last few years. Gauteng floods, 2019 As recently as December […]

The dangers of alcohol abuse

The dangers of alcohol abuse

Alcohol abuse: Even occasional drinking can have adverse effects on your health. It turns out that nearly three million people die worldwide from alcohol abuse each year. Alcohol is known to affect the liver, but did you know that it has deteriorating effects on the kidneys, heart and brain? Alcohol doesn’t only affect the physical […]

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 […]

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