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Winter is here and Rural Rescue wants you all to be safe this season! We've compiled a list of must-haves for a car safety first aid kit. You can find these items on our site and even order a custom kit to suit your needs. Winter has arrived and in Ontario it's sure to bring lots of snow, ice, and potentially hazardous driving conditions.

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Poisons can be found all around us! Whether it's riding your bike in Dufferin County or in your backyard across Ontario, do you know what to look out for? Check out this blog for some great safety tips or sign up for a first aid course with us in Orangeville or Shelburne!

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Rural Rescue's founder Savannh Rogers was honoured to be interviewed by inDufferin for their Social Media spotlight regarding how small businesses reacted, adapted, and survived through the COVID-19 pandemic.  1) What was your biggest challenge as a business owner during COVID? Uncertainty would definitely be the only word I could use (without swearing lol!!).  So much shifting of plans constantly. For us to properly train teams in first aid and CPR we need to be together, which was not an easy task with safety restrictions. I believe we did a great job at adapting our course to be able to still train but...

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What's in your first aid kit? A well-stocked, easy to access first aid kit can make all the difference in an emergency or make your life easier in a simple boo boo situation. There are some key items that you should always have in any first aid kit whether it's for home, travel, or the cottage. These items are: - Gauze pads: You should have both 4x4 and 2x2 gauze pads on hand to cover any size of wound. These pads should be sterile and having a large quantity is recommended in case of a deadly bleed that requires multiple...

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Last week we covered Cold Water Immersion and what can happen in the first two stages of falling into freezing cold water. In this week's video we go over hypothermia, how to rescue someone, treat them, and wrap them while waiting for help to arrive. If you see someone who has fallen into freezing water the first thing is to do is always call 911 or have someone else call 911 right away. Second, make sure you do not enter the freezing water yourself at any point and if possible put on a personal flotation device before you begin attempting...

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