Consider this: an earthquake hits while you are cooking dinner. The tremors cause the pot of boiling water to fly off the stove, scalding your body in the process. The emergency rooms will likely be swamped with injured people, meaning that you’d have to treat the burn yourself.
I remember the first time I took a first aid course. I had just started taking my daughter (then 3) backpacking in the wilderness and I was very aware of the many things which could go wrong… Sprained ankles… Snake bites… Knife wounds… Crushing injuries… The responsible thing to do was take a first aid … Read more