Take Five.

Posted by on April 2, 2012 in Child safety, Family safety, Water safety | Comments Off on Take Five.

Seconds, that is.

Do not jump head first into an emergency. It serves no purpose and may be dangerous to run into a situation without full awareness of your surroundings. If an infant or child is injured always “take 5” seconds to  stop, take a breath, look and access the scene.

Ask yourself a few questions.

  1. What happened?
  2. Is the scene safe to help?
  3. How many people are involved?
  4. What’s my priority?

Putting yourself in danger does not allow you to help someone else. For instance, if you cannot swim do not jump into the deep end of a pool to save a drowning child. It makes no sense to have two victims.