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Category: Health & Safety

How to Make Mandatory Masks Work for Your Family

by Trista Arney
The City of Calgary has passed a temporary bylaw requiring the use of face coverings or non-medical masks for all people over the age of 2. How are we going to make this work? Read More

Stage 2 is Here: What Does That Mean?

Alberta has officially entered Stage 2 of the provincial relaunch strategy. What does that mean for your family? Read More

Tips for Hazardous Winter Driving

by Mia Bevacqua of In The Garage

If you get stranded during the summer, you can just hang out in shorts and a tank top until help arrives—but that’s not the case during the winter. When the snow flies, you need to be sure you’re prepared for the worst-case scenario: being stuck outside in sub-zero temperatures. Read More

Does your child know what to do if the power went out or a storm hit?

Provided by CEMA

Empowering children with the knowledge of how to prepare and take action during an emergency or disaster is the best way to keep them safe.

That’s why The City of Calgary developed Ready Squad, a fun and interactive 20-minute on-line course that gives kids the knowledge and tools to react during a disaster. Read More

Five Things You Must Teach Your Parents to Be Safe Online

Provided by NordVPN

Seniors use the internet for the same reasons as everyone else – talking with friends and family, shopping, watching videos, and reading the news. However, the elderly are often targeted by scammers, who see them as wealthy and vulnerable. Read More

Prevent Accidental Poisoning

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) would like to remind parents and caregivers of precautions to prevent accidental childhood poisonings around the home. Read More

Keeping Backyard Play Safe

Especially in the summer months, children can be found playing in the ‘safety of their backyards’. To help keep them safe, parents must be aware that there are many potential hazards in the backyard that can result in injury to their children. Calgary EMS would like to pass along these important backyard safety tips. Read More

Toboggan Safety

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) would like to remind parents and children of some basic toboggan/sledding safety tips as the winter season continues. Injuries may result from collisions with stationary objects on the hill, such as trees or rocks, or even collisions with other people. Unprotected falls can also result in more serious injury if you Read More

Cold Weather Safety from Calgary EMS

Minus temperatures are here again – do you know what to do in the case of cold injury/illness? Emergency Medical Services (EMS) paramedics respond to a number of cold weather related emergencies every winter. However, by taking appropriate measures to dress properly, anticipate sudden weather changes and preparing to be out in the cold, may Read More

Make Eye Exams Part of Your Back-to-School Routine

provided by Hakim Optical Notebooks and binders, pens and pencils, a new lunch box and backpack, a new outfit — the staples of a typical back-to-school shopping list. However, one of the most important items to get your child ready to return to the classroom is often overlooked, and that is their eye health. To Read More

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