How to Position Your Hands For CPR

CPR can help keep the brain and other vital organs alive during cardiac arrest by pushing oxygen-filled blood throughout the body. High-quality chest compressions are the most important part of CPR and have the biggest impact on survival of cardiac arrest. So, it’s crucial that you practice proper hand placement when performing chest compressions. CPR […]

Children’s Eye Safety: Preventing Injuries

Each year, thousands of children sustain eye damage or even blindness from accidents at home, at play or in the car. And most of these injuries are preventable. August is Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month, giving us an opportunity to highlight some best safety practices for preventing eye injuries in children. EYE INJURY PREVENTION […]

What You Need to Know About Handwashing and Glove Removal

Whether you’re responding to an emergency or practicing smart hand hygiene in your personal life, washing your hands is crucial to keeping yourself and others healthy. Many diseases and illnesses are passed from person to person by touching contaminated objects. Because people frequently touch their eyes, nose and mouth without even realizing it, these disease-causing […]

Stop the Bleed Month

May is Stop the Bleed Month! This awareness campaign is dedicated to encouraging the public to get first aid training so they can feel empowered to help during a bleeding emergency. Get trained Blood loss can quickly become life-threatening. A person experiencing severe bleeding can die within only a few minutes. According to the STOP […]

Food Allergy Awareness Week 2020

Food Allergy Awareness Week (May 10-16) is a time to educate the public about life-threatening food allergies. And advocate for more research and better treatment options. According to Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE), 32 million Americans have potentially life-threatening food allergies. Additionally, one in every 13 children live with a food allergy, which breaks down to […]

Safe Wheeling and Dealing!

We all love a good deal! As much as we are one of the wealthiest countries in the world, we also love saving money on the things we want and need. We are so connected to this idea that we have created web outlets like Craigslist, Ebay, Facebook Marketplace / Swip Swap groups and more. […]

Brrr! It’s Cold in North Florida: Winter Safety for Kids

It is rare for temps to plummet much below 40 degrees in Northeast Florida. The average low temperature in January over a 29-year recording period is 39 degrees according to USClimateData.com. Of course, this is an average temperature and not an indication of how cold it can get from time-to-time. According to an article on […]

Safe Christmas Tree Practices

According to news4jax.com, there is a “live” Christmas tree shortage in 2019, which will affect those who love the idea and fragrance of a real spruce or fir in the house in December. As a result of this information, many of us will be out early to pick out that perfect tree so we do […]

Kitchen Partnership for Thanksgiving

My wife is notorious for burning the first batch of cookies – every time she makes them. Fortunately, she does most of her baking as we approach Thanksgiving and tapers off after Christmas celebrations. Her propensity to burn the cookies is not because she is neglectful, but because she is in and out of the […]

Meet Safety First Instructor, Carissa Jackson

Carissa Jackson is a Licensed Massage Therapist, practicing since 2003.  She has such a passion for sharing knowledge about anatomy and physiology that she became a massage instructor for Heritage Institute and the Florida School of Advanced Bodywork, where she taught numerous modalities as well as CPR & First Aid for 7 years, collectively.  Currently, […]

Nonprofit, You Can Get an AED For FREE!

We at Safety First are on a mission to increase the number of AEDs (Automated External Defibrillators) within area organizations. These are the life-saving devices that restart the heart in an event of sudden cardiac arrest. Sadly, these emergencies happen with people of any age, and the survival rate decreases by 10% for every minute […]

How To Keep Food Safe in Hot Weather

Summer Food Safety The days are warmer and longer and the kids are just about out of school and that means it is time for outdoor cooking and eating. Gathering around the patio table for a BBQ is one of summer’s most-loved traditions, but while you are planning your meal be sure to consider the […]

10 Tips For Staying Hydrated This Summer

Drink 8 glasses of water a day – we’ve heard it for years. But it can be difficult to get enough water, especially during the hot summer months. Here are a few ideas to help you get and stay hydrated.   Drink water before exercising, or the night before if you exercise in the morning. […]