Natural calamities are really not under our control. But if we discipline our actions and give more attention to how they affect our environment, many disasters will not occur or the factors causing such disasters would not be in an aggravated form. Once a natural disaster occurs, many faults are created by the humans, which increase the damage and multiply the number of sufferers. Technology is not the sole criteria on which damage can be reduced but prompt action to deliver relief as effectively as possible and at the earliest is the key to cope up with such disasters. This article will focus on what type of first aid training should be taught to a person enrolled and how can he be helpful in disasters such as earthquake, cyclone and fire.
1. First aid training for disaster such as Earthquake
The prime most important thing to keep in mind during an earthquake is that you should stay calm and do not panic.
Save yourself first by taking shelter under strong furniture such as a wooden table or chair or stand under the beam of the building if you do not have time to get out of the building.
After the earthquake check yourself for injuries and also help others and provide first aid. All electric, gas and water pipelines should immediately be shut down to control further damage. Never try to walk on debris in order to save others as the debris may fall down and worsen the situation.
2. First aid training for disaster such as Cyclones or Tsunami
You should always check for alerts beforehand in all Cyclone prone areas (Blue, Yellow, Red alert issued by community alerts).
Earlier preparedness is the only key feature to manage cyclone disasters. Before a red alert is issued you should know about a safe place to take shelter or go to a welfare shelter. During the cyclone, remain in the strongest part of the building away from windows.
Psychological conditions and aftershocks of cyclones are often adverse and the people are taken to a rehabilitation center for the cure.
3. First aid training for disaster such as fire
Whenever you hear the smoke alarm ringing,it’s time to get alert and react immediately. If you have time wrap yourself in a blanket and escape by the nearest route. Keep yourself as low as possible against the floor to be away from the airline.
Do not inhale the smoke produced in a fire and protect yourself from that as it can make you unconscious. Once you get out of the house shout out for help and call the emergency contact immediately.
The person who has undergone first aid training for disaster relief should immediately provide first aid for burns and wounds the person affected as soon as possible because these burns if not well treated with time, gets infected easily.
Personal preparedness and planning before the disaster takes place can help the individual save himself and he can provide first aid after such disasters and save dozens of life.